Alex Wharf

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Alex Wharf
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Personal information
Full nameAlexander George Wharf
Born (1975-06-04) 4 June 1975 (age 44)
Bradford, England
NicknameGangster
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
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
1994–1997 Yorkshire
1998–1999 Nottinghamshire
2000–2009 Glamorgan
Umpiring information
ODIs  umpired3 (2018–2019)
T20Is  umpired19 (2018–2019)
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches1312115533
Runs scored193,5701,411157
Batting average 9.5023.0316.2112.07
100s/50s0/06/140/10/0
Top score9128* 7219
Balls bowled58416,8256,497644
Wickets 1829319239
Bowling average 23.7737.3428.9126.35
5 wickets in innings 0510
10 wickets in match0100
Best bowling4/246/596/54/39
Catches/stumpings 1/–63/–42/–5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 November 2019

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 fast-medium bowler, who ended his career with the Welsh side Glamorgan County Cricket Club. He is now an umpire.

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Domestic career

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. [2]

International career

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

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]

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]

In October 2019, he was appointed as one of the twelve umpires to officiate matches in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates. [5] In February 2020, the ICC named him as one of the umpires to officiate in matches during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 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. 1 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.
  5. "Match Officials announced for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  6. "ICC announces Match Officials for all league matches". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 February 2020.

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