His career ended in 1775 and he was a well-known bowler, probably of quick medium pace, but his best years were before the sport's statistical record begins in 1772 and so most of his records are lost.
Hogsflesh was noted in The Cricketers of My Time as one of the corps de reserve or change bowlers to Thomas Brett and Richard Nyren. He is said to have had "a high delivery with a generally good length".
- From Lads to Lord's – profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 October 2012).
- Ashley Mote, John Nyren's "The Cricketers of my Time", Robson, 1998
- "CricHQ - William Hogsflesh's matches". CricHQ. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862