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Eddie Hemmings
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Eddie Hemmings

England
Eddie Hemmings

INTL CAREER: 1982 - 1991

Full Name

Edward Ernest Hemmings

Born

February 20, 1949, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Age

72y 245d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Height

5ft 10in

Education

Campion School, Leamington Spa

relations

(niece)

TEAMS

International recognition came late to Eddie Hemmings - he was 33 when he made his debut - but he lingered on the fringes of the England side for the best part of a decade, making his final appearance a few weeks before his 42nd birthday.

Small and stout, Hemmings was a unlikely looking professional cricketer but he made up for that with wily offspin and durable lower-order batting. He was a slightly surprising choice for the 1982-83 Ashes tour, and his 95 as nightwatchman at Sydney was coupled with six wickets in the game.

He returned on the infamous tour of Pakistan in 1987-88, and thereafter his England career seemed over until John Emburey's three-year ban for touring South Africa brought Hemmings back into the mix. His Test career ended in Australia in 1990-91, but he carried on in first-class cricket until he was 46.

In the 1989 NatWest Trophy final between Nottinghamshire and Essex, Hemmings needed to hit the last ball of the match, bowled by John Lever, for four - and did just that.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test162143839522.5293940.780235150
ODI33126308*5.006149.18001050
FC5186831699533127*18.541272120
List A45527491247361*13.51011220
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test162844371825436/587/10142.442.46103.10010
ODI333217521294374/524/5234.974.4347.30100
FC51810168844403151510/17529.302.6167.107015
List A45521492144474535/225/2231.894.0347.401040
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Eddie Hemmings appeals for Sanjay Manjrekar's wicket
Eddie Hemmings bowls
Eddie Hemmings
(From left) Eddie Hemmings, Richard Hadlee, John Birch and Chris Broad celebrate celebrate Nottinghamshire's Championship win
Michael Bore, Derek Randall, Bruce French and Eddie Hemmings at a squad photo for Nottinghamshire
Eddie Hemmings walks off after making 95