|Bowling||Right-arm medium pace|
Source: Cricket Archive
Thomas Arnold Harvey (known as Arnold; born 17 April 1878 in Marsh's Library, Dublin, Ireland; died 25 December 1966 in Dublin) was an Irish cricketer and Rugby Union player. He was captain of Dublin University Cricket Club in 1902, and while still at Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) toured with an Ireland XI. Harvey was also an international hurdler as a student. He later became a Church of Ireland (Anglican) bishop.
Harvey made his debut for Ireland against South Africa in June 1901. It was an unsuccessful debut, with Harvey being bowled for just one run and not taking a wicket when bowling. The following year, he played his only two first-class matches, against Oxford University and Cambridge University, taking 2/67 in the first innings of the Oxford match, his only wickets for Ireland, and scoring 62 in the first innings against Cambridge, his top score for Ireland.
1903 match against W G Grace
Playing in a match at College Park (Trinity College) in Dublin for Dublin University against a London County XI in 1903 Harvey caught and bowled (for a duck!) W.G.Grace. Another future Bishop, Jack Crozier, performed a cartwheel as Grace walked reluctantly to the pavilion. Grace allegedly complained to the umpire that the crowd had come to see him bat and not to watch Harvey bowl. With the previous ball, Harvey had dismissed W.L. Murdoch, one time captain of Australia. Harvey faced the three fastest bowlers in the world playing for Dublin University against Australia, Leicestershire & South Africa; they were Cotter, Kortright and Cootzee. He held that Cotter was a bodyline bowler long before Larwood came on the scene.
Harvey played rugby for Dublin University, Monkstown and Ireland. In October 1899, together with James Myles, he was a member of the Ireland team that went on a tour of Canada. This was their first ever overseas tour. Then between 1900 and 1903, Harvey made 8 full appearances. He made his full international debut on 17 March 1900 in a 3–0 defeat against Wales. He made his final appearance against the same opponents on 14 March 1903 in an 18–0 defeat at Cardiff Arms Park. Among his team mates on the day was debutant James Cecil Parke. Two of Arnold's brothers, Duncan and Frederick, also played rugby union for Ireland and his son Brian, also a clergyman, played for Leinster.
Arnold Harvey was ordained a clergyman in the Church of Ireland (Anglican) in 1904, and was a curate at St Stephen's Church, Dublin. In 1908 he was appointed Rector at Lissadell, Sligo, and subsequently held parishes at Portrush, County Antrim, and at Booterstown, County Dublin. From 1929–1935 he was Professor of Pastoral Theology at TCD, and from 1933–1935 he was Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He was Bishop of Cashel and Waterford from 1935 to 1958.
- Cricket Archive profile
- CricketEurope Stats Zone profile Archived 24 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- First-class matches played by (Thomas) Arnold Harvey at Cricket Archive
- www.irishrugby.ie Archived 14 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Photograph of presentation to Rev Canon T Arnold Harvey in 1933 on leaving Booterstown Parish to be Dean of St Patricks Cathedral Dublin Archived 14 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine