Adam Wheater

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Adam Wheater
Adam Wheater at Chelmsford.jpg
Personal information
Full name Adam Jack Aubrey Wheater
Born (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 27)
Whipps Cross, Essex, England
Nickname Wheats
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2012 Essex (squad no. 31)
2010 Cambridge MCCU
2010–2011 Matabeleland Tuskers
2012 Badureliya Sports Club
2012–2013 Northern Districts
2013–2016 Hampshire (squad no. 31)
2016 Essex (on loan)
2017–present Essex
First-class debut 12 April 2008 Essex v Cambridge UCCE
List A debut 25 June 2010 Essex v Northamptonshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 111 66 80
Runs scored 5,429 1,252 825
Batting average 37.44 27.21 17.55
100s/50s 11/29 2/5 0/2
Top score 204* 135 78
Balls bowled 24
Wickets 1
Bowling average 86.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/86
Catches/stumpings 174/9 24/8 30/18
Source: CricketArchive, 16 April 2017

Adam Jack Aubrey Wheater (born 13 February 1990) is an English cricketer who plays for Essex. He is a right-handed batsman who also plays as a wicket-keeper.


Wheater batting at Fenner's

Wheater made two appearances in the non-first class Pro ARCH Trophy in March 2008 against the United Arab Emirates, and made his first-class debut for Essex against Cambridge UCCE the following month.

Wheater spent the first few seasons of his professional career at Essex as understudy to James Foster. Coincidentally, Foster and Wheater were both born in the same town, Whipps Cross.

Wheater spent the winter of 2010–2011 playing for Zimbabwean franchise Matabeleland Tuskers. He made his maiden first class century for the Tuskers during his spell. On his return, he was picked as a specialist batsman twice in CB40 games for Essex with Foster in the same team. Wheater fielded at slip or point while Foster being the more senior and superior gloveman, kept wicket.

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