Michael Hogan has been the spearhead of the Welsh county’s attack during the 2010s with the tall Australian also being the fastest man to reach the landmark of 100 first-class wickets for the Welsh county.
Michael was a latecomer to first-class cricket with his debut in 2009 coming after a phone call from Western Australia’s selectors who invited for a trial during after them whilst playing club cricket in New South Wales. Michael duly enjoyed a highly successful opening season in the Sheffield Shield, and wickets followed at regular intervals with Michael, by the time of his retirement from Australian cricket at the end of 2015/16, having 227 wickets to his name for Western Australia – a tally surpassed by only seven bowlers and all in more appearances than Michael’s 61.
2013 saw Michael enjoy a stellar debut season in county cricket, taking – in all cricket – over 100 wickets in all forms of the game for the Welsh county. 2014 saw Michael enjoy further success in Championship cricket, including a maiden ten-wicket haul in the game against Kent, plus a nerveless display in the home Twenty20 match against the same opponents where he delivered an outstanding final over as the contest ended in a thrilling tie.
During 2017 Michael claimed returned figures of 5/17 in Glamorgan’s T20 match against Gloucestershire – the third best for the Club in the all-action competition – besides returning a ten-wicket match haul at Canterbury to lay the foundations for a handsome victory in the Championship over Kent. He also ended the summer with a haul of 52 first-class wickets, which was the third time he had claimed over fifty.
Michael captained Glamorgan in red ball cricket during 2018, whilst in 2020 – during the match against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road – Michael claimed his 600th wicket in all first-class cricket. In 2021, Michael claimed his 400th scalp for the Welsh county besides being a member of the Glamorgan which won the Royal London Cup with the evergreen seamer fittingly claiming the last and cup-winning wicket as he dismissed Durham’s Chris Rushworth in the final at Trent Bridge.
HOGAN, Michael Garry
Born – Newcastle, New South Wales, 31st May 1981
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 57 v Lancashire at Colwyn Bay, 2015; 7/92 v Gloucestershire at Bristol, 2013.
In List A cricket – 16* v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 2015; 4/33 v Somerset at Sophia Gardens, 2021.
In T20 cricket – 17* v Somerset at Taunton, 2018; 5/17 v Gloucestershire at Sophia Gardens, 2017.