Chris Hartley

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Chris Hartley
Personal information
Full name Christopher Desmond Hartley
Born (1982-05-24) 24 May 1982 (age 36)
Nambour, Queensland, Australia
Nickname Harts, Hannibal
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Batting Left-handed
Role Wicket-Keeper
Domestic team information
2003–2017 Queensland
2012–2013 Brisbane Heat
2014–2016 Sydney Thunder
First-class debut 19 December 2003 QLD v SA
Last First-class 16 March 2017 QLD v Victoria
List A debut 29 February 2004 QLD v WA
Last List A 21 October 2015 QLD v WA
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 131 96 55
Runs scored 6,138 2,077 312
Batting average 34.48 31.46 17.33
100s/50s 10/33 1/13 0/0
Top score 142* 142 35
Catches/stumpings 547/17 115/14 34/8
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 April 2017

Christopher Desmond "Chris" Hartley (born 24 May 1982) in Nambour, Queensland, is a former Australian cricketer who played for the Queensland in Australian domestic cricket. He is their first choice wicketkeeper batsman. Chris Hartley was the College Captain of Brisbane Boys' College in 1999.

Hartley is a hard-hitting left-hand batsman and became the first from his state since Matthew Hayden to score a debut century with 103 against South Australia in 2003–04. On 21 September 2005, he took part in Australia A's tour of Pakistan. He was part of Queensland's Pura Cup winning side for 2005–06 and took 7 catches in the final to finish with a tally for the season of 53 dismissals.

Hartley was announced Sheffield Shield player of the 2009–10 season on 15 March 2010 in the week preceding the Shield Final.

In the 2014–15 Big Bash League season, Hartley represented Sydney Thunder.[1]

In 2016, he took his 500th Sheffield Shield catch, the first wicket-keeper to do so.[2] In February 2017 he equaled Darren Berry's record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in the Sheffield Shield, when he took his 546th dismissal.[3] Later that month, he played in his 100th consecutive Sheffield Shield match.[4] However, shortly after that he broke a finger, meaning he missed his first Sheffield Shield match since October 2007.[4]

In March 2017, he announced his retirement from domestic cricket, following the conclusion of the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season.[5]


  1. ^ "Chris Hartley". Players. Sydney Thunder. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hartley breaks record with catch No.500". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Hartley scores 102*, equals Shield wicketkeeping record". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Hartley to miss first Shield game since 2007". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Voges, Doherty and Hartley opt for retirement". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

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