|Full name||Lewis James Hatchett|
21 January 1990 |
Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
|Bowling style||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Domestic team information|
|2010–2016||Sussex (squad no. 5)|
|FC debut||12 May 2010 Sussex v Cambridge MCCU|
|LA debut||20 May 2013 Sussex v Netherlands|
Source: CricketArchive, 12 June 2016
Lewis James Hatchett (born 21 January 1990) is an English former cricketer. Hatchett is a left-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium-fast. He was born at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, and was educated at Steyning Grammar School. He was born with Poland syndrome, meaning that he was born without a right pectoral muscle and two ribs.
Hatchett made his first-class debut for Sussex against Cambridge MCCU at Fenner's in May 2010. He claimed his maiden first-class wickets during the match, with the wickets of Stephen Gray and Anand Ashok in Cambridge MCCU's first-innings and Rob Woolley and Peter Turnbull in their second-innings. In July 2010, he made two appearances in the County Championship against Middlesex and Leicestershire. It was against Leicestershire that he claimed his maiden five wicket haul, with figures of 5/47 in Leicestershire's first-innings. He made one further appearance in that season's County Championship, against Worcestershire. At the end of that season, he signed a three-year contract with Sussex, with coach Mark Davis stating "He's an exciting prospect, a left-armer who swings the ball and he's destined for a long and successful career."
He made just one first-class appearance in 2011, against Oxford MCCU at the University Parks; he again made a single first-class appearance the following year, against Surrey in the County Championship at The Oval.
In September 2016 he retired from cricket following medical advice.
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- "First-Class Matches played by Lewis Hatchett". CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Cambridge MCCU v Sussex, 2010". CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
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- "Hatchett signs pro deal with Sussex". The Argus. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2012.