Full Name

Bernard Hedges

Born

November 10, 1927, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales

Died

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

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

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
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC422744411773318225.2221842000
List A771250103*41.661140
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC42257226031/1686.662.72190.600
List A722813482/172/1716.753.5228.5000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1950 - 1967
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1966

Photos


The Glamorgan squad of 1961 at Lord's