Matches (12)
ZIM v WI (1)
BBL (1)
ILT20 (2)
SA20 (1)
BPL 2023 (2)
Ranji Trophy (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
Super Smash (1)

Full Name

Simon Peter Hughes


December 20, 1959, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey


63y 46d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium


Commentator, Journalist, Author

Simon Hughes was a right-arm fast-medium bowler who was a key part of the Middlesex side through the 1980s, although his contributions tended to be overlooked in a side that was packed with internationals. Nevertheless, he won four Championship titles with the county. A graduate of Durham University, he was a natural recruit for them when they gained first-class status in 1992, but like so many of their imports, he was by then past his best.

After retiring he moved into journalism and broadcasting, and he was the analyst on Channel 4's award-winning cricket show. When they lose the rights in 2006, he switched to become a commentator for Channel 5. He has also written several books on cricket, the most notable being A Lot Of Hard Yakka which won the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year in 1997.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A202844347622*11.6000300
List A202950269282725/235/2325.474.3734.9610
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
1980 - 1993
List A Matches
1980 - 1993
Test Match Special commentators Simon Hughes, Simon Mann, Rahul Dravid and Graeme Swann talk ahead of the start of play
Mark Nicholas, Richie Benaud and Simon Hughes at the 2006 British Academy Television Awards
Simon Hughes
Simon Hughes portrait
Devon Malcolm is interviewed by Simon Hughes
The Middlesex squad for the 1982 squad