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
|First-class span||1950 - 1967|
|List A span||1963 - 1966|
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.
In his youth, Hedges had been a good rugby player with Pontypridd and Swansea, and was even selected to play in a final Welsh Trial.(Submitted by Andrew Hignell -April 2000)
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