Full name Charlie Richard Hemphrey
Born August 31, 1989, Doncaster, Yorkshire
Current age 30 years 221 days
Major teams Derbyshire 2nd XI, Essex 2nd XI, Glamorgan, Kent, Kent 2nd XI, Kent Under-15s, Kent Under-17s, Queensland
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Harvey Grammar School
|First-class debut||Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Feb 7-9, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Dec 7-10, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Victoria v Queensland at Sydney, Oct 9, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Nov 18, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|10, 0/25, 17, 0/4||Queensland||v NSW||Sydney||7 Dec 2019||FC|
|4||Queensland||v Tasmania||Hobart||29 Nov 2019||FC|
|8||Queensland||v Tasmania||Hobart||18 Nov 2019||LA|
|64, 26||Queensland||v Victoria||Melbourne||12 Nov 2019||FC|
|26||Queensland||v West Aust||Brisbane||2 Nov 2019||FC|
|64, 0||Queensland||v South Aust||Brisbane||18 Oct 2019||FC|
|3, 6||Queensland||v NSW||Brisbane||10 Oct 2019||FC|
|152||QLD 2nd XI||v VIC 2nd XI||Brisbane||30 Sep 2019||Other|
|56, 0/29, 14||Glamorgan||v Lancashire||Colwyn Bay||18 Aug 2019||FC|
|0*, 2/2||Glam 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Arundel||15 Aug 2019||Other T20|
Charlie Hemphrey, a determined middle-order batsman, had an unusual path into the professional game. He grew to be "fed up" with attempting to secure a county contract, after twice being released by Kent and then failing to impress Derbyshire and Essex in trials, so he took the plunge and moved to Australia.
He played grade cricket in Brisbane while working at the local airport, and was prolific enough with the bat to earn a call up to Queensland's Under-23 side, the effective 2nd XI. And after Stuart Law's dismissal as head coach, he was suddenly catapulted into the first team, and had soon become the first English-born player to score a Sheffield Shield hundred since 1978. He quit his job at the airport, and became a Queensland regular.
After an underwhelming 2016-17, he hit 568 Shield runs at 43.69 the following season. He had soon signed a county contract with Glamorgan for the 2019 season, and enjoyed a solid, if unspectacular first year with them.
Hemphrey, born in Doncaster, is a doughty, slow-scoring player in first-class cricket, and is a part-time offspinner to boot.