Full Name

Bernard Hedges


November 10, 1927, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales


February 08, 2014, Mumbles, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, (aged 86y 90d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

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)

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A771250103*41.661140
List A722813482/172/1716.753.5228.5000
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
1950 - 1967
List A Matches
1963 - 1966
The Glamorgan squad of 1961 at Lord's