Full Name

Miles Arthur Halhead Hammond

Born

January 11, 1996, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Age

26y 324d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter

Education

St Edward's School, Oxford

Not since 1937 had Cheltenham College witnessed a hundred for Gloucestershire by a batsman called Hammond when the revered England batsman, Wally, helped himself to 178 against Worcestershire. In 2018, 81 years later, Miles Hammond, no relation but Cheltenham-born, struck 103 in front of a delighted Festival crowd in only his fourth first-class appearance.

In so doing, Hammond, an elegant left-hander who started out as an offspinner, became only the third Gloucestershire player to convert a maiden fifty into a maiden hundred. It was made all the more remarkable because this was his first championship opportunity for three years, his debut having come in 2013 when he was a 17-year-old pupil at St Edward's School, Oxford.

Hammond's positive approach also enabled him to play several successful innings in Gloucestershire's top order in the T20 Blast as 2018 brought him decent rewards across all formats.

Hammond developed through the Oxfordshire youth system. His offspin was respected enough to tour South Africa with England Under-19s at the start of 2013. That summer he made his Gloucestershire debut in a 40-over match at Headingley and claimed Gary Ballance as his first wicket; his first-class debut followed a few days later against Glamorgan at Bristol. The following winter he was part of England's Under-19 World Cup squad, playing one match as England finished third.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC50907239716928.87541644.2531532515440
List A8601859530.8325373.120119210
T208073414616321.171064137.310317055350
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC502791070262/372/37117.004.62151.6000
List A831149752/182/1819.405.1022.8000
T2080112170---8.50-000
Recent Matches - Player
Photos
Miles Hammond plays a shot
Miles Hammond drives through the off side
Miles Hammond launched Gloucestershire's innings in style
Miles Hammond - in limited-overs colours Wally never donned
Miles Hammond frustrated Middlesex
Miles Hammond