Frank Hayes

Country: England
Born: December 06, 1946, Preston, Lancashire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Frank Hayes Bio

Frank Charles Hayes was a cricket player hailing from England, known for his elegant and stylish batting. Born on September 25, 1946, in Lancashire, Hayes displayed immense promise when he burst onto the international scene with a remarkable debut century against the West Indies at The Oval in 1973.

Hayes’ introduction to the cricketing world was nothing short of spectacular. He joined Lancashire and quickly made his mark by impressing in his first two matches with scores of 94 and 99. Such performances caught the attention of the selectors, and he was chosen to represent England in the 1973 Test trial. His exceptional showing led to a well-deserved call-up to the England national team for the final Test against the West Indies.

Making his debut against a formidable West Indies side, Hayes showcased his ability to handle pace and displayed a solid technique. His century in the match instantly elevated him to the status of a rising star. However, despite this promising start, Hayes struggled to replicate his early success in the subsequent matches. In his remaining eight Tests, he could only add a mere 138 runs to his tally, failing to live up to the high expectations set by his debut.

Unfortunately, Hayes’ international career suffered due to the prevailing selection politics of the time, which limited his opportunities to establish himself on the global stage. He faced the West Indies in all nine of his Test matches, which undoubtedly made his task even more challenging.

Despite his struggles on the international front, Hayes continued to shine at the county level. He was regarded as a player of obvious class and maintained an impressive record for Lancashire throughout his career. In fact, he served as the captain of the team from 1978 to 1980, a testament to his leadership qualities and the respect he commanded from his peers.

Hayes possessed a solid technique that allowed him to excel both off the front and back foot. He was known for his elegant drives and quick scoring ability. In one memorable instance in 1977, he unleashed a ruthless attack on poor Malcolm Nash, who had already conceded six sixes to the legendary Garry Sobers. In a single over, Hayes dispatched Nash for six consecutive boundaries, etching his name into cricketing folklore.

Over the course of his cricketing career, Hayes amassed a remarkable 15,000 runs for Lancashire. This impressive feat further cemented his standing as one of the county’s finest batsmen.

Although Hayes’ international career may not have reached the heights that many expected, his contributions to the world of cricket should not be undermined. His elegance, style, and undeniable talent on the cricket field left an indelible impact on those who witnessed his performances. Frank Charles Hayes will forever be remembered as a cricketer of immense potential and a true ambassador for the sport.

Frank Hayes Career Stats

Frank Hayes Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 17 1 244 106* 15.25 878 27.79 1 0 27 1 7 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 6 1 128 52 25.6 235 54.46 0 1 18 2 0 0
FC 272 421 58 13018 187 35.86 - - 23 67 - - 176 0
List A 232 222 35 4857 102 25.97 - - 1 24 - - 57 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Frank Hayes Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 272 - 50 15 0 - - - 1.79 - 0 0 0
List A 232 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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