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.
2022 was Michael’s final season in a Glamorgan shirt with the evergreen seamer also being inducted into the Welsh county’s Hall of Fame at the end of the season. 2022 also saw Michael appear in The Hundred for Southern Brave.
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.