Harry Nielsen2019-09-20T10:17:52+01:00

Harry Nielsen

Date of Birth 03/05/1991
Age 28
NationalityAustralian
Player Status Available
Playing Role Wicket-Keeper
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams Cricket Australia XI, South Australia, Adelaide Strikers
Coaching Qualifications CA Level 1

Harry Nielsen is an exceptionally talented wicket-keeper batsman playing for South Australia. Son of former SACA legend and Australian Head Coach, Tim Nielsen, the prodigy has played 24 matches across the three formats to date and boasts impressive numbers. Leading into the 2019/20 domestic season, Nielsen averages 23.36 (FC), 38.75 (List A) and 40 (T20), to include a best innings of 105 on his Sheffield Shield debut.

Nielsen earned his State call-up following his exploits for Woodville Cricket Club (3,788 runs at 39.87 at the point of writing) in SACA Grade Cricket and for the Redbacks in the Futures League. He was the leading run-scorer in the latter during the 2016/17 season and has struck 848 runs at 56.53 (including a highest score of 217*) and 539 runs at 44.93 over the past two seasons, respectively.

He was upgraded from a rookie to full State contract in 2017/18 and turned out for the Cricket Australia XI squad in the JLT One-Day Comp, topping the sides batting averages. Nielsen was added to the Adelaide Strikers squad for their semi-final match but was released due to Alex Carey’s return for the BBL final.

Over the past few years, Nielsen has been a Cricket Australia XI regular, hitting a notable 43 from 40 balls against the touring Indians. He then kept wicket for the South Africans, as Quinton de Kock’s replacement, against Cricket Australia XI, before earning his Redbacks contract.

Nielsen, who plays under-study to Carey for both South Australia and the Strikers, is now considering a UK return in 2020, having previously spent two seasons in Yorkshire for Ilkley in the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior League (2013-14 – 1,030 runs at 34.33), then a brief stint in 2019 with Cuckfield in the Sussex Premier League (321 runs at 40.13).

Holder of a British Passport, the Redbacks and Strikers gloveman will be a sought after commodity for the UK 2020 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Cuckfield (2019) 8 8 0 321 128 40.13 29.3 269 9 5/24 18.78
Ilkley (2014) 17 17 1 321 94* 20.06 10.0 37 1 1/37 37.00
Ilkley (2013) 21 19 5 709 95* 50.64 - - - - -
Date of Birth 03/05/1991
Age 28
NationalityAustralian
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper
Player Status Available
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams Cricket Australia XI, South Australia, Adelaide Strikers
Coaching Qualifications CA Level 1

Harry Nielsen is an exceptionally talented wicket-keeper batsman playing for South Australia. Son of former SACA legend and Australian Head Coach, Tim Nielsen, the prodigy has played 24 matches across the three formats to date and boasts impressive numbers. Leading into the 2019/20 domestic season, Nielsen averages 23.36 (FC), 38.75 (List A) and 40 (T20), to include a best innings of 105 on his Sheffield Shield debut.

Nielsen earned his State call-up following his exploits for Woodville Cricket Club (3,788 runs at 39.87 at the point of writing) in SACA Grade Cricket and for the Redbacks in the Futures League. He was the leading run-scorer in the latter during the 2016/17 season and has struck 848 runs at 56.53 (including a highest score of 217*) and 539 runs at 44.93 over the past two seasons, respectively.

He was upgraded from a rookie to full State contract in 2017/18 and turned out for the Cricket Australia XI squad in the JLT One-Day Comp, topping the sides batting averages. Nielsen was added to the Adelaide Strikers squad for their semi-final match but was released due to Alex Carey’s return for the BBL final.

Over the past few years, Nielsen has been a Cricket Australia XI regular, hitting a notable 43 from 40 balls against the touring Indians. He then kept wicket for the South Africans, as Quinton de Kock’s replacement, against Cricket Australia XI, before earning his Redbacks contract.

Nielsen, who plays under-study to Carey for both South Australia and the Strikers, is now considering a UK return in 2020, having previously spent two seasons in Yorkshire for Ilkley in the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior League (2013-14 – 1,030 runs at 34.33), then a brief stint in 2019 with Cuckfield in the Sussex Premier League (321 runs at 40.13).

Holder of a British Passport, the Redbacks and Strikers gloveman will be a sought after commodity for the UK 2020 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Cuckfield (2019) 8 8 0 321 128 40.13 29.3 269 9 5/24 18.78
Ilkley (2014) 17 17 1 321 94* 20.06 10.0 37 1 1/37 37.00
Ilkley (2013) 21 19 5 709 95* 50.64 - - - - -