Mick Harvey

Clarence Edgar (Mick) Harvey is a former first Class cricketer and an Australian Test Cricket umpire. Born on March 17, 1921 at New Castle in new South Wales, Mick was the brother of test batsmen Merv and Neil Harvey. He died on October 6, 2016 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Early career

He made his first class debut in 1948-49 for Victoria as an opening batsman. He had an unsuccessful time their as he yielded only 91 runs at a batting average of 15.16 in the three matches that he played for them.

After that he was dropped from the side and he went to Queensland to search for opportunities. His best ever first class came in 1950-51 in which he scored 499 runs at an average of 37.69, which also included a century against New South Wales. After that he had a very mixed career as he was in and out from the team a lot of times.

Umpiring career

After Harvey retired, he took up umpiring. His maiden first class match came in 1974-75, when he officiated the match in which Queensland hosted Victoria. In the following year, he was selected for four first class matches in which one was against the West Indies.

He also officiated in few List A matches where his first game came in the finals of Australia's domestic limited overs tournament in which Queensland hosted Western Australia.

In 1978-79, his international debut came in the second ODI between Australia and England at the SCG while in March 1979, his first international test came at the MCG during the first match of Pakistan's tour of Australia.


Mick Harvey umpired in 31 first class matches in his career in which only two of them came in international cricket. In his List A career, he appeared in 13 games, where six were ODIs.


He became a regular official umpire during 1978-79 in the domestic circuit but he he could not play for too long as in the very next year, he called off from the umpiring career.

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