Joe is a highly-rated top-order batsman and off-spin bowler.
Born in Winchester, Joe is a product of Hampshire’s hugely successful youth system and has represented the county from a young age. Coming through the ranks, Joe regularly impressed the Hants coaching staff with his consistent runs, showing a temperament at the top of the order way beyond his years.
Showing early signs of strong leadership skills, Weatherley captained Hants regularly at age group level and took the reigns as Academy skipper on a number of occasions during 2014 and 2015. This led to the right-hand batsman being appointed the England Under 19s captain for the tour to Australia in April 2015.
Weatherley, who has a good sporting pedigree as his father Ken played tennis at Wimbledon, enjoyed a very impressive 2015 campaign for the Hampshire Second XI, hitting three hundreds and three fifties at an average of 41.
After working hard on developing his off-spin in training, Weatherley played a more prominent role with the ball in 2015 with match figures of 6-46 in the Second XI match against Glamorgan at the Ageas Bowl in July a clear highlight.
Having signed a development contract keeping him at the club until the end of the 2016 campaign, Weatherley made nine appearances for Hampshire's senior squad across all formats: two first-class games, two List-A matches and five T20s.
Recording his highest first-class score against Cardiff MCCU in April, and hitting 43 off 28 in Hampshire's 25-run T20 victory over Glamorgan in July, Weatherley showed real potential and proved to be a valuable option for an injury-hit squad.
Weatherley sealed a loan move to Division Two side Kent for the 2017 season, as he looks for regular first-class cricket at the top of the order. However, due to Hampshire’s injury crisis, his loan was cut short and the batsman returned for the final few County Championship fixtures, helping his side retain their Division One status.
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