Alex Wharf

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Alex Wharf
Personal information
Full nameAlexander George Wharf
Born (1975-06-04) 4 June 1975 (age 43)
Bradford, England
NicknameGangster
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBowler, umpire
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 183)1 September 2004 v India
Last ODI13 February 2005 v South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1994–1997Yorkshire
1998–1999Nottinghamshire
2000–2009Glamorgan
Umpiring information
ODIs umpired2 (2018)
T20Is umpired3 (2018)
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 13 121 155 33
Runs scored 19 3,570 1,411 157
Batting average 9.50 23.03 16.21 12.07
100s/50s 0/0 6/14 0/1 0/0
Top score 9 128* 72 19
Balls bowled 584 16,825 6,497 644
Wickets 18 293 192 39
Bowling average 23.77 37.34 28.91 26.35
5 wickets in innings 0 5 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 1 0 0
Best bowling 4/24 6/59 6/5 4/39
Catches/stumpings 1/– 63/– 42/– 5/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 14 July 2018

Alexander George "Alex" Wharf (born 4 June 1975)[1] is a former English ODI cricketer and a first-class cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed medium-fast bowler, who ended his career with the Welsh side Glamorgan County Cricket Club. He is now an umpire.

Domestic career[edit]

Wharf commenced his first-class cricketing career with Yorkshire in 1994, and played seven such matches for the county until 1997.[1] He later joined Nottinghamshire, before moving to Glamorgan in 2000.

Wharf announced his retirement from cricket during the 2009 County Championship, after failing to recover from a long-term injury. In 2010, Wharf played in the South Wales Premier Cricket League for Sully Centurians. In 2011, he was added to the England and Wales Cricket Board list of reserve umpires, alongside the late Russell Evans and Billy Taylor.[2]

International career[edit]

He never played Test cricket, but made his England One Day International debut at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, against India in 2004. Altogether he won 13 ODI caps.

Umpiring career[edit]

Along with Rob Bailey, he was one of the two onfield umpires for the Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge match played at Lord's on 31 May 2018.[3] The next month, he stood in his first One Day International (ODI) match, between England and Australia, at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on 16 June 2018.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 381. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
  2. ^ "Umpires list - 2011". www.ecb.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  3. ^ "ICC World XI tour of England at London, May 31 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Alex Wharf to umpire his first One-Day International in Cardiff". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

External links[edit]

Alex Wharf at ESPNcricinfo