Warren Hegg      

Full name Warren Kevin Hegg

Born February 23, 1968, Whitefield, Manchester, Lancashire

Current age 52 years 168 days

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Warren Kevin Hegg
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 30 15 7.50 86 34.88 0 0 1 0 8 0
First-class 348 504 99 11302 134 27.90 7 55 857 94
List A 409 245 79 3313 81 19.95 0 5 466 61
T20s 20 13 4 104 45 11.55 107 97.19 0 0 7 1 10 8
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 348 6 7 0 - - - 7.00 - 0 0 0
List A 409 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 1998 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1986
Last First-class Essex v Lancashire at Chelmsford, Sep 9-11, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1987
Last List A Essex v Lancashire at Chelmsford, Sep 7, 2005 scorecard
T20s debut Nottinghamshire v Lancashire at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard
Last T20s Lancashire v Somerset at The Oval, Jul 30, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/1s PCA XI v ACA Masters London 25 Jul 2013 Other T20

A consistent performer behind the stumps in a long career with Lancashire, with the ability to score useful lower-order runs, Warren Hegg was 30 before he achieved full international recognition. Selected to tour West Indies with England A in 1990-91, illness prevented him taking part, and a loss of confidence kept him from further international honours until an A tour to Australia in 1996-97. Chosen at last in the full England squad to tour Australia two years later, Hegg expected to carry out the tour as understudy to the captain, Alec Stewart. However, England's dismal performance in the Ashes series, and a growing perception that Stewart was being overburdened, prompted a re-think after the third Test. To free up the captain to open the batting, Hegg made his Test debut at Melbourne on Boxing Day. He held on to his place for the final Test at Sydney, but although he kept tidily he failed to make much impression with the bat. After Stewart reverted to all three roles in the World Cup the following summer, Hegg was overlooked at the start of the series against New Zealand, when the selectors instead chose the young Nottinghamshire keeper Chris Read. By the end of the summer Stewart had reverted to the role of wicket-keeper batsman, which he held for another two years. Stewart's unavailability for the 2001 tour of India prompted the selectors to consider Hegg again. After another admirable season with Lancashire in 2001 (in which he had averaged over 40 with the bat) he was included in the squad along with the young Essex wicketkeeper James Foster. However it was Foster who played throughout the two Test series in India and New Zealand. To Hegg's disappointment, the selectors reverted to Stewart when Foster had the misfortune to break an arm in the nets at the start of the domestic season. Hegg holds a notable record of 11 catches in a first-class match, set in 1989. His batting, like his keeping, is consistent and has steadily improved. Hegg was appointed captain of Lancashire in 2002. After finishing third and second in Division One of the County Championship in his first two years in charge, Lancashire were hotly-tipped to be champions, but when they were relegated after a season of internal unrest, he resigned. Although he was relatively injury-free throughout his career, an injury to his hand caused him to retire in September 2005, a matter of a couple of weeks before the end of the season.
Martin Williamson (September 2005)

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Apr 21, 2004

Warren Hegg

Warren Hegg

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Jun 23, 2002

Lancs skipper Warren Hegg flicks a ball to leg, Dernyshire v Lancashire June 2002

Lancs skipper Warren Hegg flicks a ball to leg

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Nov 21, 2001

21 November 2001: England in India, 2001-02, Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium, Hyderabad

Martyn Ball checks out how hopeful stumper Warren Hegg gathers the ball