Hugh Morris (cricketer)

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Hugh Morris
Personal information
Full name Hugh Morris
Born (1963-10-05) 5 October 1963 (age 51)
Cardiff, Wales
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 314
Runs scored 115 19785
Batting average 19.16 40.29
100s/50s –/– 53/98
Top score 44 233*
Balls bowled 348
Wickets 2
Bowling average 190.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/6
Catches/stumpings 3/– 197/–
Source: [1]

Hugh Morris (born 5 October 1963)[1] is a Welsh former cricketer, who played in three Tests for England in 1991. He played county cricket for Glamorgan, captaining the county, and after several senior roles for the England and Wales Cricket Board he returned to Glamorgan as chief executive and director of cricket in August 2013.[2]

The cricket correspondent, Colin Bateman, described Morris as "a talented, easy-going cricketer".[1]

Life and career[edit]

Morris was born in Cardiff, Wales. While at Blundell's School, he set several public school's batting records. He also played rugby union for Aberavon.[1]

A left-handed opener, Morris played three Tests in 1991, against the then formidable West Indies. He found their pace attack difficult to handle, scoring 115 runs at an average of 19.16.[1] He was Glamorgan's youngest captain at the age of 22 when appointed in 1986, and stood down from the role three years later to concentrate on his batting. He was reinstated as captain in 1993, and remained on the fringe of further Test selection for a number of years, without ever being selected again.[1]

He worked for several years for the England and Wales Cricket Board, where he was technical coaching director, acting chief executive and deputy chief executive before being appointed to chief executive. In August 2013 he returned to his native Glamorgan as chief executive and director of cricket.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 121. ISBN 1-869833-21-X. 
  2. ^ "Hugh Morris". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hugh Morris". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 

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