An Australian all-rounder who wrote his name in the history books by making a century in the first three Twenty20 Cup competitions.
When playing for Gloucestershire in 2003, he smashed the first ever century in the new format of the game with an unbeaten 100 against Warwickshire.
Harvey joined Yorkshire the following year and repeated the feat by making 108 off just 59 balls in the Roses clash with Lancashire.
No other player had made two centuries in the Twenty20 Cup but incredibly Harvey did it again in 2005, this time plundering 109 from 55 balls at the expense of Derbyshire.
The all-rounder also possesses possibly the best slower ball in English county cricket, although he has never quite reproduced his best form for his country.
He was a highly influential player for Gloucestershire during their dominance of one-day cricket after being brought in as a replacement for Courtney Walsh in 1999.
He was the man of the match in the final of the 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy against Worcestershire when he took two wickets and then smashed 61 from 36 balls.
Harvey became an established member of Australia’s one-day side but has never played Test cricket and was dropped for the 2003 World Cup final after playing in all the qualifying games.
He was named as one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year in 2003.
The all-rounder signed a two-year contract with South African provincial side Nashua-Western Province Boland in 2005 after Victoria agreed to release him from his contract in Australia.
He took the Cape Cobras to the final of the Standard Bank 20 Series in 2006.
In a rain-hit semi final at Centurion Park he made a blistering 45 from just 18 balls, with five fours and three sixes in a total of 95 for 5 in seven overs.
Harvey helped Yorkshire achieve promotion in the Frizzell County Championship in 2005, scoring 772 runs and taking 30 wickets.
But with Darren Lehmann due to return to the club in 2006 and director of cricket David Byas keen to sign an overseas fast bowler, Yorkshire were left with little choice but to release Harvey.
He re-signed for Gloucestershire on a short-term contract for the 2006 season where he again proved his value in county cricket as the county won the NatWest Pro40 Division Two title.
But he left the south-west county at the end of the season and signed for Derbyshire for the 2007 season.
However, his opportunities were limited after he was refused British citizenship for a drink-driving offence and the ECB would not register him as a non-overseas player.
Harvey was a hit for Hampshire in the 2008 Twenty20 Cup, and was again snapped up as a Twenty20 specialist the following year by Northamptonshire.
He topped both batting and bowling averages in the group stage, before succumbing to swine flu.