Michael Neser

Michael Neser in bowling action against Yorkshire at Cardiff in 2021. Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket.

Michael Neser, the long-serving Queensland all-rounder, joined Glamorgan in 2021 having been scheduled to play for Surrey in 2020 but, owing to COVID-related travel restrictions, being unable to make his debut in county cricket.

Like Marnus Labuschagne, Michael was born in South Africa but moved from Pretoria to the Gold Coast in Australia when he was ten years old. He subsequently won junior honours with Queensland for whom he made his first-class and List A debut during 2010/11. Soon afterwards he also made his T20 debut for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash and some impressive performances, he also secured a place on the books on the Kings Xi Punjab in the Indian Premier League during 2013.

During 2014 Michael won selection for Australia A in their series against South Africa A and subsequently became one of the mainstays in the Queensland attack, developing an ability to move the ball both ways, besides being a handy lower-order batsman. His efforts with the ball during 2017/18 were a key feature behind Queensland winning the Sheffield Shield title, whilst his haul of 33 wickets in the red-ball competition the following summer led to his selection in the Australian party for the 2019 Ashes.

By this time, Michael had already had a taste of international cricket, having replaced Josh Hazlewood in the Australian squad in May 2018 for the one-day series against England. He duly made two appearances, at The Oval and later at Chester-le-Street but, despite a string of fine performances, plus tours with the Australian red-ball and white-ball squad, Michael has not featured in further international cricket.

Michael has continued to be a consistent performer in State cricket and, on three occasions, has been Queensland’s player of the season. He also marked the start of the 2020/21 season in Australia by scoring 121 – his maiden first-class century – as well as taking 5/32 at Park 25 in Adelaide as Queensland overwhelmed Tasmania by an innings and 59 runs, with Michael also becoming the first player since Mitchell Johnson in November 2010 to score a century and take a five-for in the same Shield match.

NESER, Michael Gertges

Born – Pretoria, 29 March 1990.

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket: 24 and 5/39 v Yorkshire at Cardiff, 2021

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Michael Neser’s career batting record for Glamorgan (as at 30/10/2021)
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Michael Neser’s career bowling record for Glamorgan (as at 30/10/2021)