Kim Hughes


Kim Hughes

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = Kim Hughes


country = Australia
fullname = Kimberley John Hughes
nickname = Claggy
living = true
dayofbirth = 26
monthofbirth = 1
yearofbirth = 1954
placeofbirth = Margaret River, Western Australia
countryofbirth = Australia
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batting = Right-hand
bowling = Right-arm medium pace
role = Middle-order batsman
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testdebutdate = 25 August
testdebutyear = 1977
testdebutagainst = England
testc

lasttestdate = 27 December
lasttestyear = 1984
lasttestagainst = West Indies
odidebutdate = 4 June
odidebutyear = 1977
odidebutagainst = England
odic

lastodidate = 29 March
lastodiyear = 1985
lastodiagainst = India
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year1 = 1975–1989
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year2 = 1989–1991
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fivefor1 = 0
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best bowling1 = n/a
catches/stumpings1 = 50/0
column2 = FC
matches2 = 216
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bat avg2 = 36.52
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bowl avg3 = n/a
fivefor3 = 0
tenfor3 = 0
best bowling3 = n/a
catches/stumpings3 = 27/0
column4 = List A
matches4 = 179
runs4 = 3961
bat avg4 = 25.06
100s/50s4 = 1/28
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bowl avg4 = 30.50
fivefor4 = 0
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best bowling4 = 2/38
catches/stumpings4 = 53
date = 14 April
year = 2008
source = [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/1/1530/1530.html]

Kimberley John Hughes (born 26 January, 1954) is a former cricketer who played for Western Australia, Natal and Australia. His first-class debut was at the WACA Ground on 2 November 1975 when he provided a masterful exhibition of strokeplay against New South Wales, making 119 in 166 minutes and becoming the fifth Western Australian batsman to make a century on debut."W.A. Hall of Champions" inductee booklet. (2006) Published by the Western Australian Institute of Sport]

Hughes' Test debut was versus England at The Oval in 1977 and his last test was against the West Indies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1985. Hughes was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1981. He was also a member of the non-World Series Cricket teams of the late 1970s, and it was his involvement with the Australian Cricket Board at the time that would affect his relationship with senior players Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh, and Dennis Lillee.

He came to the Australia captaincy in 1978/79 at the age of 24, when many of the country's most experienced players were aligned with World Series CricketFact|date=May 2008 and in later sharing the captaincy with Greg Chappell, he led Australia mostly on away tours. Hughes tearfully relinquished the captaincy following Australia's defeat in the second Test against the West Indies in 1984/85 [ [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/266824.html Cricinfo - The crying game ] ] and finished with a disappointing captaincy record of four wins, 13 losses and 11 draws. He lost his place in the side two Tests later, having scored just two runs in his final four innings, including a golden duck in his last Test innings.

After being left out of the Ashes squad for the 1985 trip to England, Hughes accepted a deal to captain the rebel tour side to South Africa. Hughes believed he had nothing left to offer Australian cricket, while many believed that Hughes was victimised for his association with the ACB during the WSC era.

Following the rebel tour, Hughes returned to Western Australia to play first-class cricket but struggled, and returned to South Africa to play for Natal. However, his time ended in acrimony there as well, and after two seasons with Natal he retired from first-class cricket.

Unfairly, he is remembered more for his unlucky captaincy record, but was one of the most talented batsmen of his generation. In the first Test in Melbourne against the West Indies in 1981-82, he faced the fearsome fast-bowling quartet of Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Colin Croft. Hughes' brave 100* out of a total of only 198 [ [http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1980S/1981-82/WI_IN_AUS/WI_AUS_T1_26-30DEC1981.html Frank Worrell Trophy, 1981/82, 1st Test] ] [ [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/264366.html Cricinfo - Kim's game of his life ] ] enabled Australia to win a low-scoring match and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

The Wisden 100 ranking of the "Top 10 Test Innings of all time" ranked that innings as number nine. Since retirement Hughes has been a chairman of selectors for the Western Australian Cricket Association and more recently a cricket commentator on ABC radio.

Incidents

Hughes protested against what he felt was an unreasonable declaration by Trinidad and Tobago by blocking almost all deliveries and refusing to chase the winning target. Afterwards he said he could not care less about the welfare of cricket in Trinidad and Tobago [ [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/138154.html Cricinfo - How to win friends ] ]

Trivia

Hughes is the only man to have hit a six on all five days of a Test match, a feat he achieved in the 1980 Centenary Test at Lord's. [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/columns/content/story/267538.html]

References

External links

* [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PLAYERS/AUS/H/HUGHES_KJ_02001530/ CricInfo article on Hughes]
* [http://www.theage.com.au/news/Cricket/A-captains-long-lonely-walk/2004/11/25/1101219679404.html?from=moreStories Article on Hughes' resignation]

Persondata
NAME=Hughes, Kimberley John
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Kim
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Cricketer
DATE OF BIRTH=January 26 1954
PLACE OF BIRTH=Margaret River, Western Australia
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=


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