Hampshire Sign Wicketkeeper-Batsman Adam Wheater

Mar 1 2013

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Hampshire Cricket is delighted to announce the signature of wicketkeeper-batsman, Adam Wheater on a two year deal from Essex.

The 23-year old has a first-class batting average of 39.09 and has taken nearly 100 catches in all formats for a range of clubs including Essex, Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland Tuskers and New Zealand side, Northern Districts.

He said; “Signing with Hampshire has entered me into a new and exciting chapter in my career. As a club they’ve experienced a lot of recent success and I want to help continue that to repay the faith they’ve shown in me.”

Hampshire fans will remember Wheater well from last season after he hit 98 off 111 balls (including 12 fours and four sixes) to take his side to within a whisker of victory over the Ageas Bowl side. He also took four first-innings catches behind the stumps in that fixture.

But, in addition, he recorded scores of 82 against Kent, 71 against Cambridge University and 56 against Gloucestershire.

Manager, Giles White added; “Adam will add competition with the gloves and comes with an impressive first class batting average.  We have experienced, first-hand, that he is a young player with great ability and we hope that he is able to fulfil his potential and build on what has been a bright start to his career.

“Contrary to reports, no assurances or promises have been made to Adam but we are delighted that he has chosen to pursue his career at Hampshire.”

Adam Wheater’s Career in Stats:

First Class: 50 matches
  76 catches, one stumping
  2,463 runs at an average of 39.09
  High score of 164 scored for Essex against Northamptonshire in 2011
  Three x 100s, 17 x 50s
List A: 36 matches
  11 catches
  456 runs at an average of 19.82
  High score of 69 scored for Matabeleland Tuskers against Southern Rocks in 2010
  Two x 50s
Twenty20: 33 matches
  Nine catches, six stumpings
  227 runs at an average of 11.94
  High score of 29 scored for Essex against Surrey in 2011

To see a full video interview with Adam from our YouTube channel, please click on the file below.


More:

-- See Adam's profile on ESPN CricInfo
-- See a list of matches and details statistics for Adam on Cricket Archive
-- Research Adam's career achievements on Player Oracle
-- Read the report on Essex v Hampshire Day 4 (2012) on the ageasbowl.com website
-- Buy your membership to see Adam in action at The Ageas Bowl next season

Words, Video and Images: Simon Vincent


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