Glenn Hughes (cricketer)

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Glenn Hughes
Personal information
Full name Glenn Arthur Hughes
Born (1959-11-23) 23 November 1959 (age 57)
Goomalling, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Relations Kim Hughes (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1989/80 Orange Free State
1986/87–1991/92 Tasmania
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 44 17
Runs scored 2,571 399
Batting average 35.21 23.47
100s/50s 3/16 –/2
Top score 147 98
Balls bowled 2,603 198
Wickets 16 2
Bowling average 79.37 79.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/20 1/33
Catches/stumpings 17/– 3/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 January 2011

Glenn Arthur Hughes (born 23 November 1959, Goomalling, Western Australia) was an Australian cricket player, who played first-class cricket for Tasmania and Orange Free State.


As a player[edit]

Hughes' elder brother is former Australian cricket captain Kim Hughes.[1] Hughes played from 1986 until 1992 for the Orange Free State and Tasmania. He initially moved to Tasmania from home-city of Perth after finding it difficult to break into the Western Australia cricket team, and played in South Africa between 1989 and 1991 as the South African ban was lifted.[1] He was an accomplished right-handed batsman and "solid opener"[1] who scored over 2000 runs in his first-class career.[2]

Later career[edit]

Following retirement, Hughes became a broadcaster at the Bellerive Oval for ABC Grandstand and a state selector for Tasmania. He also ran his own coaching centre, the Glenn Hughes Cricket Coaching Centre.[1]

2010 rape accusation[edit]

In late 2010 Hughes faced allegations of rape by a former lover. He pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual penetration without consent.[3] Following payment of a $20,000 bail notice, Hughes was released to home detention for the duration of the trial.[1] He lost both his position as state selector for Tasmania and broadcaster for ABC Grandstand.[1] He was subsequently found not guilty of all charges [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Cricket selector on sex charges Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania". Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Gelnn Hughes". CricInfo. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Former cricketer Glenn Hughes on rape trial in Perth court". Perth Now. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Glenn Hughes cleared of rape". Retrieved 16 November 2016. 

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