Lewis McManus

Lewis McManus

England|Wicketkeeper batter
Lewis McManus

Full Name

Lewis David McManus


October 09, 1994, Poole Hospital


26y 209d

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 A322554304721.5048688.47002715248
List A32------------

Recent Matches - Player

Hampshire vs Surrey31* & 512c/0s29-Apr-2021The OvalFC
Hampshire vs Gloucs02c/0s & 0c/0s22-Apr-2021SouthamptonFC
Hampshire vs Middlesex43c/0s & 2c/0s15-Apr-2021SouthamptonFC
Hampshire vs Leics17*2c/0s & 1c/1s08-Apr-2021LeicesterFC
Hampshire vs Essex01c/0s16-Sep-2020SouthamptonT20


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
Brad Wheal celebrates a wicket
Lewis McManus