Mick Lewis played in three first-class matches and four one-day games for Glamorgan in 2004 when fellow Australian Michael Kasprowicz was on international duty. He duly played a small hand in the Welsh county winning the National League, claiming half a dozen wickets during his four appearances.
It was Mick’s first taste of county cricket, but not his first taste of English conditions, having previously played in league cricket in Leicestershire and Staffordshire. He subsequently played for Durham in 2005 and 2006.
The fast-medium swing bowler had made a relatively late debut in first-class, having first played for Victoria in 1999/00 at the age of 25. However, he quickly made up for lost time and by the time of his retirement at the end of 2010/11 Mick had a total of 277 first-class wickets to his name.
His consistent wicket-taking in Shield and one-day state games saw him Mick appear in seven One-Day Internationals, plus a pair of International T20 games for Australia. His final appearance in a One-Day International came in March 2006 at Johannesburg where he returned figures of 10-0-113-0 as South Africa successfully chased a target of 435 to win a remarkable game by one wicket.
He has subsequently become a highly-regardrd bowling coach and in recent years has worked in this capacity with Essex.
LEWIS, Michael Llewellyn (‘Mick’)
Born – Greensborough, Victoria, 29 June 1974 .
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 4/39 v Essex at Chelmsford, 2004.
In List A cricket – 2/24 v Warwickshire at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 2004.