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Bernard Hedges      

Full name Bernard Hedges

Born November 10, 1927, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales

Died February 8, 2014, Mumbles, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (aged 86 years 90 days)

Major teams Glamorgan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 422 744 41 17733 182 25.22 21 84 200 0
List A 7 7 1 250 103* 41.66 1 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 422 572 260 3 1/16 86.66 2.72 190.6 0 0
List A 7 228 134 8 2/17 2/17 16.75 3.52 28.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1950 - 1967
List A span 1963 - 1966
Profile

During Bernard Hedges` 18 year career with Glamorgan, he amassed over 17,000 first-class runs and scored the county`s first ever century in one day cricket with 103 against Somerset in their Gillette Cup match at the Arms Park in 1963. The Pontypridd-born batsman joined the county`s staff in 1950 after completing his National Service, and initially played in the middle-order. He moved up to open the batting in the late 1950`s, and his sound technique and steadfast temperament allowed him to become a successful opening batsman. Hedges was also a fine player of spin bowling, and displayed nimble footwork against the slow bowlers. He was rarely ill at ease on a turning wicket, and one of his finest innings was the 139 made against Nottinghamshire on a turning wicket at Stradey Park, Llanelli when he deftly mastered the wiles of Australian leg-spinner Bruce Dooland.

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