Charlie Hemphrey

Date of birth 31.08.1989 Squad number 22 Role in team Batsman Glamorgan debut 11 April 2019 v Northants at Cardiff (CC) Random fact One of Charlie's previous jobs was working as a baggage handler at Brisbane International Airport

Charlie Hemphrey, the top-order batsman, born in Doncaster and now resident in Australia, joined Glamorgan in 2019 on a two-year contract.

Hemphrey had a solid first season at Sophia Gardens before being recalled to Queensland for the 2019/20 Southern Hemisphere summer. He scored over 500 runs in the County Championship at an average of above 30, and also scored his first Glamorgan List A half-century at Lord's with a stand-out 87.

Having made his first-class debut for Queensland during 2014/15, he has enjoyed a decent run in the Sheffield Shield in the past two seasons, including a stellar performance in the match against Western Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane in 2017/18 where he made 171 runs in the game, and won the Man-of-the-Match Award as the visitors were humbled by 211 runs. He also amassed over 400 first-class runs for Queensland during 2018/19.

A far cry indeed from his early days, growing up in Folkestone and playing 2nd XI cricket for Kent as an off-spinning all-rounder. However, Charlie failed to secure a contract with the English county, and despite also playing 2nd XI  cricket for Derbyshire and Essex, it was a similar story and led him to quitting his job as a construction site manager and in September 2013 moving to Brisbane where he had earlier spent three winters playing grade cricket.

He duly secured a contract with Queensland and in his first full season of State cricket he posted his maiden first-class hundred.  Four years on, he has another three first-class hundreds to his name and had become a mainstay in the Queensland batting line-up, which boasts Glamorgan’s Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns, as well as Test batsmen Matt Renshaw and Marnus Labuschagne.

Matches 10
Innings 18
Not Outs 0
Runs 546
Highest Score 75
Average 30.33
50s 5
100s 0
Innings Bowled 8
Overs 43.0
Wickets 2
Runs Conceded 163
Average 81.50
Economy Rate 3.79
Best Bowling 1 for 17
Matches 0
Innings 0
Not Outs 0
Runs 0
Highest Score 0
Average 0.00
50s 0
100s 0
Innings Bowled 0
Overs 0.0
Wickets 0
Runs Conceded 0
Average 0.00
Economy Rate 0.00
Best Bowling 0 for 0
Matches 8
Innings 6
Not Outs 0
Runs 134
Highest Score 87
Average 22.33
50s 1
100s 0
Innings Bowled 1
Overs 2.0
Wickets 0
Runs Conceded 20
Average 20.00
Economy Rate 10.00
Best Bowling 0 for 20