Full name Dominic Robert Hewson
Born October 3, 1974, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Current age 40 years 335 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Gloucestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Durham at Derby, Apr 28-May 1, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v Sussex at Derby, Jul 18, 2004 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 13, 2004 scorecard|
Dominic Hewson would be right to feel perplexed at Gloucestershire's decision to release him. The 27-year-old right hander had struggled initially to come to terms with first-class cricket. Remarkably successful for the second team, Hewson did not play with his natural aggression when given the chance to step up.
Despite his problems, Gloucestershire stoically and admirably stuck with him. In 2000, it appeared this loyalty was correct. Whilst not taking the club by storm, he batted confidently, scoring heavily through the off-side, particularly in one day cricket.
With Tim Hancock and Rob Cunliffe largely away from the action this year, Hewson was given the chance of an extended run. He batted well, making a thrilling 168 against Derbyshire and another ton against 'declaration bowling.' An average of 35.47, was higher than that of Matt Windows. His one day form was not so impressive. Even so, he had made advances. Still, the club saw fit to dispense with him.
With the talented Kiwi batsman Craig Spearman joining the club through the back door as an EU national, and Hancock likely to be in the running next year, Hewson may be better off at Derbyshire, where he seems guaranteed a first-class place. The move to such a weak club does perhaps suggests that Hewson doesn't have the hunger to take his game to the next level. (Sean Beynon, Copyright CricInfo 2001)
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
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Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
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If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze