STAT ATTACK – Michael Hogan joins the 600 Club

Michael Hogan joined the 600 Club on the final afternoon of Glamorgan’s Bob Willis Trophy contest against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road. (writes Andrew Hignell)

The evergreen seam bowler came into the contest requiring one further victim to reach his personal landmark and after going wicketless in Northamptonshire’s first innings, Michael duly claimed his 600th first-class wicket by dismissing Luke Procter, courtesy of a catch by wicket-keeper Chris Cooke shortly before the East Midlands side wrapped up a six-wicket victory..

This was Michael’s 376th first-class wicket for Glamorgan with his impressive career tally also including 224 wickets for Western Australia for whom he played until 2015/16. During this time, he claimed 126 first-class wickets at the WACA ground in Perth, as well as hauls of 66 wickets against South Australia and 50 against Tasmania.

In terms of his county career, Sophia Gardens has been the 39-year-old’s most successful hunting ground in first-class cricket, taking 136 wickets at 22.47 apiece at his adopted home with his tally including 6 five-wicket hauls plus a match return of 10/125 against Kent during 2014. The latter have also been the county against whom he has enjoyed most success whilst bowing for the Welsh county having claimed 53 wickets against them, with his next highest being 52 against Gloucestershire.

Below is a list of the other players who have represented Glamorgan and have claimed 600 or more wickets in first-class cricket:

Don Shepherd 2218
Jack Mercer 1591
Tom Cartwright 1536
Johnnie Clay 1317
Robert Croft 1175
Butch White 1143
Robin Hobbs 1099

Ossie Wheatley 1099
Frank Ryan 1013
Malcolm Nash 993
Michael Kasprowicz 959
Wif Wooller 958
Waqar Younis 956
Emrys Davies 903
Steve Watkin 902
Rodney Ontong 845

Peter Walker 834
Allan Watkins 833
Jim McConnon 819
Austin Matthews 816
Mike Selvey 772
Len Muncer 755
Tony Cordle 701

Ottis Gibson 659
Dale Steyn 618
Jason Gillespie 613
Winston Davis 608

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