Blessed with tremendous pace and an aggressive attitude, Lewis is a hard-working quick bowler who has starred for Victoria in his native Australia for a number of years.
His entry to first-class cricket was by an unusual route. He did not attend an Institute of Sport program or play a single match at junior representative level for his state.
Instead, Lewis learnt his trade in regional Victoria and it was only after he switched to Northcote in the late 1990s that he sought to translate his ability to pressure batsmen readily with his length, speed, and aggressive attitude.
In 2002/03 he played for a Prime Minister’s XI against England at Canberra, taking 3-22. He also represented Australia A against South Africa A at Perth that same year.
Outside of cricket he acts as a greenkeeper and holds a horticultural certificate in turf management.
He made his county debut in 2004 with Glamorgan, deputising for Michael Kasprowicz who was away on international duty with Australia, before joining Durham in 2005.
In just five Championship matches he took 26 wickets to help Martyn Moxin's side achieve promotion for the first time in their history, an achievement which was matched in the totesport League.
Signed a contract to return to the north east in 2006 but was released at the end of that season.