Full Name

Lewis David McManus


October 09, 1994, Poole Hospital


27y 100d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter


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.

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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A373065635023.4562490.22014018278
List A37------------

Recent Matches - Player

Hampshire vs Somerset40c/0s18-Sep-2021BirminghamT20
Hampshire vs Yorkshire7 & 81c/0s & 3c/0s30-Aug-2021SouthamptonFC
Hampshire vs Notts21c/1s25-Aug-2021NottinghamT20
Hampshire vs Gloucs290c/0s06-Aug-2021BristolList A
Hampshire vs WORCS6*1c/0s04-Aug-2021SouthamptonList A


Lewis McManus scored 60 not out
Lewis McManus' 91 dragged Hampshire towards parity
Lewis McManus was unbeaten on fifty at the close of the second day
Lewis McManus collects a throw
Lewis McManus head shot
Lewis McManus justified his selection