Big Bash League news

Hartley joins Brisbane Heat

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 5, 2011

Comments: 2 | Text size: A | A

Chris Hartley drives through the off side as Brady Jones watches on, Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, 1st day, Brisbane, November 2, 2009
Brisbane Heat's new signing Chris Hartley has been better known for stoic batting in the Sheffield Shield © Getty Images
Enlarge
Related Links
News : Hip hopes for BBL
Players/Officials: Chris Hartley
Series/Tournaments: Big Bash League

Chris Hartley, the Queensland wicketkeeper, has signed with the Brisbane Heat for the Twenty20 Big Bash League, and will serve as understudy to Brendon McCullum during the tournament.

Not known for particularly fast scoring, Hartley was set targets for off-season improvement by the Bulls and Heat coach Darren Lehmann, and was signed once he had reached them.

"We gave a number of the players some specific things we thought they needed to work on during the off-season and Harts more than met expectations,'' Lehmann said.

"He showed that he can play the sort of game we want in T20 and his batting has been as good as anyone in the Queensland squad so far in our preparations.

"It's also good to have another 'keeper in the squad in the event that Brendon McCullum has to miss a game. And Harts is just one of those people you want to have around the group. He's incredibly dedicated and has a sharp cricket brain."

Hartley's signing is the Heat's 15th ahead of the BBL, bolstering a squad that includes the likes of McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Daniel Christian, Ryan Harris, James Hopes and the previously retired opener Matthew Hayden.

The squads so far

Adelaide Strikers Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Borgas, Lee Carseldine, Tom Cooper, Adam Crosthwaite, Theo Doropoulos, Brendan Drew, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Harris, Michael Klinger, Nathan Lyon, Aaron O'Brien, Gary Putland, Kane Richardson. Overseas players: Kieron Pollard.

Brisbane Heat Ryan Broad, Nick Buchanan, Daniel Christian, Ben Cutting, Peter Forrest, Ryan Harris, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, Matthew Hayden, James Hopes, Chris Lynn, Michael Neser, Chris Swan. Overseas players: Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori.

Hobart Hurricanes Travis Birt, Mark Cosgrove, Xavier Doherty, Luke Feldman, Evan Gulbis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hogan, Phil Jaques, Matt Johnston, Jason Krejza, Nick Kruger, Ben Laughlin, Rhett Lockyear, Tim Paine, RIcky Ponting. Overseas players: Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Owais Shah.

Melbourne Renegades Ryan Carters, Aaron Finch, Shane Harwood, Aaron Heal, Jayde Herrick, Michael Hill, Brad Hodge, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Brenton McDonald, Dirk Nannes, Nathan Reardon, Will Sheridan, Shaun Tait. Overseas players: Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi.

Melbourne Stars George Bailey, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Jon Holland, David Hussey, Alex Keath, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Rob Quiney, Peter Siddle, Chris Simpson, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, Cameron White. Overseas players: Luke Wright.

Perth Scorchers Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Mark Cameron, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Edmondson, Michael Hussey, Simon Katich, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Luke Pomersbach, Nathan Rimmington, Luke Ronchi. Overseas players: Paul Collingwood, Herschelle Gibbs.

Sydney Sixers Ed Cowan, Pat Cummins, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Brett Lee, Nic Maddinson, Ian Moran, Peter Nevill, Steve O'Keefe, Ben Rohrer, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Dominic Thornely, Shane Watson. Overseas players: Michael Lumb

Sydney Thunder Sean Abbott, Tim Armstrong, Nic Bills, Doug Bollinger, Luke Butterworth, Scott Coyte, Tim Cruickshank, Matthew Day, Luke Doran, Ben Dunk, Jason Floros, Phillip Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Craig Philipson, Daniel Smith, David Warner. Overseas players: Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by __PK on (August 5, 2011, 2:31 GMT)

Best keeper-batsman in Australia, for those of us who think the role should be more than a batsman who can catch as many as he misses behind the stumps.

Posted by Meety on (August 5, 2011, 1:56 GMT)

Very underated cricketer is Chris.

Comments have now been closed for this article

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
Tournament Results
Scorchers v Syd Sixers at Perth - Jan 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart - Jan 22, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 21, 2012
Scorchers won by 11 runs
Melb Stars v Strikers at Melbourne - Jan 19, 2012
Melb Stars won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Jan 18, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 1 run
Hurricanes v Melb Reneg at Hobart - Jan 18, 2012
Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days