Eddie Hemmings

Country: England
Born: February 20, 1949, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Allrounder

Eddie Hemmings Bio

Edward Ernest Hemmings, known as Eddie Hemmings, was a charismatic cricketer who brought his unique style and skill to the game. Born on February 20, 1949, in England, Hemmings eventually etched his name in the annals of cricket, despite a relatively late start in his international career.

Hemmings’ journey to the top was unconventional, and it was not until the age of 33 that he made his debut for the England cricket team. Standing at a diminutive height and stout build, he may not have fit the stereotypical image of a professional cricketer, but his talent and determination set him apart.

With the ability to deliver crafty offspin and showcase his durable lower-order batting skills, Hemmings quickly proved his worth. Interestingly, his selection for the 1982-83 Ashes tour came as a surprise to many. Nonetheless, he seized the opportunity and made his mark on the international stage. During the tour, Hemmings showcased his versatility with a gritty 95 as a nightwatchman at Sydney, coupled with six crucial wickets in the game.

While his career seemed to be reaching its twilight, fate intervened in 1987-88 during the infamous Pakistan tour. Following a series of events that led to John Emburey’s three-year ban for touring South Africa, Hemmings found himself back in the mix for the national team. This unexpected turnaround allowed him to add further chapters to his England career.

However, Hemmings’ illustrious Test career eventually drew to a close in Australia during the 1990-91 season. Despite this, he continued playing first-class cricket until the remarkable age of 46, applauding his unwavering passion and commitment to the game.

One of Hemmings’ most memorable moments came during the 1989 NatWest Trophy final between Nottinghamshire and Essex. With the match coming down to the wire, Hemmings stepped up to the crease, facing the final delivery of the game bowled by the renowned John Lever. In a breathtaking display of skill and nerves of steel, Hemmings smashed the ball for a boundary, securing victory for his team in sensational fashion.

Throughout his career, Hemmings’ determination and unconventional approach to the game won him the respect and admiration of his peers and fans. His unassuming appearance and unorthodox playing style only added to his allure, leaving an indelible mark on English cricket.

Now retired from the professional circuit, Hemmings continues to inspire future generations with his love for the sport. His story serves as a testament to the fact that talent, perseverance, and passion can lead to success, regardless of the challenges faced along the way.

Whether it was his vital contributions on the international stage or his unwavering commitment to the sport well into his forties, Eddie Hemmings’ name will forever remain synonymous with the sheer spirit and beauty of cricket.

Eddie Hemmings Career Stats

Eddie Hemmings Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 21 4 383 95 22.52 939 40.78 0 2 35 1 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 33 12 6 30 8* 5 61 49.18 0 0 1 0 5 0
FC 518 683 169 9533 127* 18.54 - - 1 27 - - 212 0
List A 455 274 91 2473 61* 13.51 - - 0 1 - - 122 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Eddie Hemmings Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 16 28 4437 1825 43 6/58 7/101 42.44 2.46 103.1 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 33 32 1752 1294 37 4/52 4/52 34.97 4.43 47.3 1 0 0
FC 518 - 101688 44403 1515 10/175 - 29.3 2.61 67.1 - 70 15
List A 455 - 21492 14447 453 5/22 5/22 31.89 4.03 47.4 10 4 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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