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Full name Edward Ernest Hemmings
Born February 20, 1949, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Current age 66 years 37 days
Major teams England, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Warwickshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education Campion School, Leamington Spa
Relation Niece - BL Morgan
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jul 29-Aug 1, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 4-8, 1991 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jul 17, 1982 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 9, 1991 scorecard|
|First-class span||1966 - 1995|
|List A span||1969 - 1995|
International recognition came late to Eddie Hemmings - he was 33 when he made his debut - but he lingered on the fringes of the England side for the best part of a decade, making his final appearance a few weeks before his 42nd birthday.
Small and stout, Hemmings was a unlikely looking professional cricketer but he made up for that with wily offspin and durable lower-order batting. He was a slightly surprising choice for the 1982-83 Ashes tour, and his 95 as nightwatchman at Sydney was coupled with six wickets in the game.
He returned on the infamous tour of Pakistan in 1987-88, and thereafter his England career seemed over until John Emburey's three-year ban for touring South Africa brought Hemmings back into the mix. His Test career ended in Australia in 1990-91, but he carried on in first-class cricket until he was 46.
In the 1989 NatWest Trophy final between Nottinghamshire and Essex, Hemmings needed to hit the last ball of the match, bowled by John Lever, for four - and did just that.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan