Full name Lewis David McManus
Born October 9, 1994, Poole Hospital
Current age 26 years 52 days
Major teams Dorset, Dorset Under-13s, Dorset Under-15s, Dorset Under-17s, England Under-19s, Hampshire Cricket Academy
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Yorkshire v Hampshire at Leeds, May 10-13, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury, Sep 6-8, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jun 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Kent at Lord's, Jun 30, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury, Jun 8, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Sep 16, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1c/0s, 0||Hampshire||v Essex||Southampton||16 Sep 2020||T20|
|15, 0c/0s||Hampshire||v Kent||Southampton||14 Sep 2020||T20|
|0c/0s, 8||Hampshire||v Middlesex||Lord's||12 Sep 2020||T20|
|0c/0s, 14||Hampshire||v Sussex||Southampton||10 Sep 2020||T20|
|17, 1c/0s, 50, 0c/0s||Hampshire||v Kent||Canterbury||6 Sep 2020||FC|
|2, 1c/0s||Hampshire||v Surrey||The Oval||3 Sep 2020||T20|
|0c/1s, 12||Hampshire||v Essex||Chelmsford||1 Sep 2020||T20|
|2, 0c/0s||Hampshire||v Sussex||Hove||30 Aug 2020||T20|
|26, 0c/0s||Hampshire||v Kent||Canterbury||27 Aug 2020||T20|
|1c/0s||Hampshire||v Essex||Arundel||22 Aug 2020||FC|
Lewis McManus took over the gloves from Adam Wheater for Hampshire in 2016, a decision that contributed to Wheater's move to Essex at the end of the season. McManus' 132 against Surrey in a high-scoring match at the Ageas Bowl - his maiden Championship hundred which came after he ran out Sean Ervine early in his innings - encouraged Hampshire to put their trust in him as well as persuading Wheater to return from whence he came.
McManus is a busy wicketkeeper-batsman from Bournemouth who developed through Hampshire's academy. He was part of the county's Under-17 side that won the 50-over cup in 2011 and performed strongly for Hampshire Academy in the Southern Premier League. An average of 36 in second XI cricket earned him a call-up for the England Under-19s in February 2014 where he was named in the World Cup squad.
He impressed with both the bat and behind the stumps during two first-team appearances for Hampshire in 2015. Under immense pressure from a rampant Durham bowling attack, his plucky maiden Championship half-century saw Hampshire through to what proved to be a vital draw in a season where they stayed up on the last day.
He spoke ahead of the 2018 season about his ambitions to become the best keeper-batsman in the country but had a mediocre campaign and, short of runs, found himself in the 2nd XI. He struggled for runs again the following season, aside from a couple of late-innings cameos in the T20 Blast, though his glovework was much-improved as he reaped the rewards of working alongside Michael Bates.