Alex Wharf

Country: England
Born: June 04, 1975, Bradford, Yorkshire
Height: 6ft 4in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast

Alex Wharf Bio

Alexander George Wharf, better known as Alex Wharf, is a former English cricket player who made a significant impact during his career. Born on October 3, 1975, in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, Wharf began his cricket journey with Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1994. However, due to limited opportunities at the first-team level, he decided to join Nottinghamshire in 1997.

Wharf’s talent was evident from the start, as he showcased his batting skills by scoring an unbeaten century in his first match for Nottinghamshire’s 2nd XI. Despite delivering some impressive performances, he was released by the club in 1999. This setback did not deter his passion for the sport, and he made a move to Glamorgan.

Joining Glamorgan proved to be a turning point in Wharf’s career. The Welsh club saw immense potential in him, and their faith in his abilities was soon justified. In his debut match for Glamorgan, Wharf scored a century against Oxford University, demonstrating his prowess as a batsman. His unbeaten 101 against Northants played a pivotal role in Glamorgan’s 144-run victory, solidifying his position as a key member of the team.

Not only was Wharf an accomplished batsman, but he also showcased his bowling skills. Throughout the 2000 season, he took an impressive 37 wickets, including his career-best figures of 5 for 68. His bowling performances were consistently instrumental in Glamorgan’s success, particularly in crucial one-day games such as the Benson & Hedges Cup semi-final against Surrey. These outstanding contributions earned him the title of Glamorgan’s Young Player of the Year.

Unfortunately, persistent heel injuries hindered Wharf’s progress and limited his appearances for a period. However, he made a strong comeback in 2003 and 2004, delivering exceptional performances for Glamorgan. This resurgence caught the attention of selectors, resulting in Wharf’s call-up to the England one-day side.

Wharf marked his international debut against India at Trent Bridge, making an instant impact by taking the wicket of Sourav Ganguly with only his fifth ball. He continued to impress, claiming two more wickets in a remarkable opening spell. This promising start seemed to foreshadow a successful international career for Wharf.

Regrettably, injuries, loss of form, and stiff competition prevented Wharf from establishing himself as a permanent figure on the international stage. Despite touring the West Indies with England A in 2005-06, his domestic performances began to decline. Eventually, a long-standing knee injury forced him to retire from professional cricket at the end of the 2009 season.

Throughout his career, Wharf demonstrated immense talent, versatility, and dedication to the sport. His impact both at the county and international levels will be remembered, and his contributions to Glamorgan Cricket Club will forever be cherished by fans. Although his international career did not reach the heights he had hoped for, Wharf’s legacy as a cricketer remains significant.

Alex Wharf Career Stats

Alex Wharf Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 5 3 19 9 9.5 28 67.85 0 0 0 1 1 0
FC 121 184 29 3570 128* 23.03 - - 6 14 - - 63 0
List A 155 109 22 1411 72 16.21 - - 0 1 - - 42 0
T20s 34 20 7 157 19 12.07 130 120.76 0 0 12 6 5 0

Alex Wharf Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 13 584 428 18 4/24 4/24 23.77 4.39 32.4 1 0 0
FC 121 - 16825 10941 293 6/59 - 37.34 3.9 57.4 - 5 1
List A 155 - 6497 5552 192 6/5 6/5 28.91 5.12 33.8 7 1 0
T20s 34 32 644 1028 39 4/39 4/39 26.35 9.57 16.5 2 0 0

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