The Three Lions have a number of bowlers in contention for … On the last day of the Ashes series, Simon Hughes, in the Daily Telegraph, uncovered a remarkable statistic.In 2005, Hoggard had unobtrusively assembled the best strike-rate among the year’s main Test wicket-takers, with a wicket every 38 balls. Matthew Hoggard's swing bowling masterclass Bowled at its best, the outswinger is one of cricket's finest sights. Recent. The former England bowler discusses the ways bowler's will try to make the ball swing moving forward, Former England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard believes that fielding teams will experiment with substances that act as the most effective polish following the International Cricket Council’s decision to ban applying saliva to the ball due to Covid-19.Â, “Because you can't use saliva there's going to be a whole host of people coming up with new ideas of how to try and shine the ball,” Hoggard said. In close situations it is often the player who … There is plenty to remember Matthew Hoggard for. "[14], Hoggard was released by Yorkshire at the end of the 2009 season and immediately linked with an unexpected move to Leicestershire. By Mike Dickson for the Daily Mail Updated: 19:56 EST, 12 October 2009 He was also named as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in April 2006. Hoggard, a member of England’s triumphant Ashes-winning side of 2005, retired from playing at the end of the 2013 season – and will now use his vast experience and the coaching qualifications he has since obtained in ‘Matthew Hoggard Cricket’ based at the City Cricket Academy at Freemen’s Common. It probably needs a shinier ball to be delivered. The 6' 2" Hoggard was a right arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman. [8] He then suffered an "horrific" winter tour of Australia at the hands of Matthew Hayden. You're gonna say right then, let's put some moisturiser on it, let's put something that's gonna give it a shine. What are they going to do, sue me for telling the truth? Matthew Hoggard believes Jason Roy has the ability to dismantle Australia's formidable bowling attack and help England win back the Ashes. “So what are you gonna put on your skin? But if Matthew James Hoggard, born in Leeds on New Year’s Eve, 1976, was “the other one”, what an other one! With a wealth of record-breaking bowling exploits to his name, Matthew is in high demand from all forms of global media including television, radio, national newspapers and online media. In a 2015 analysis, statistician Andrew Samson calculated that Hoggard was England's best bowler, in terms of the batting average of the batsmen he dismissed in his career.[20]. Please review our, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. Matthew Hoggard, left, bowling for England, celebrates as Michael Hussey, right, batting for Australia, leaves the field on day 3 of the second Ashes Test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide,... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Hoggard, M J - Test Cricket, profile, statistical overview, batting graphs, bowling graphs, performances by ground, performances by opponent, performances by year, performances by series, performances by batting position, analysis of dismissals, list of innings, partnership records, man of match awards There have been reforms to ball-tampering regulations since, following the bans of three Australian Test cricketers for applying sandpaper to the ball in 2018.Â, Since Covid-19, the ICC discussed making changes to regulations on what fielders can do to the ball, but has decided that permitting sweat is sufficient, with home teams also having the option of producing more bowler-friendly wickets.Â, Hoggard believes that if the sport shows it can maintain the balance between bat and ball, there may be no reason to reintroduce saliva in the future. Hoggard has committed to a programme of coaching, master classes and … Matthew Hoggard. It’s better than Brett Lee. [6], Hoggard was initially brought into the England side under the wings of Nasser Hussain and Duncan Fletcher in 2000. Held in high esteem by sporting professionals in all disciplines, Matthew's charm and enthusiasm makes him an attractive choice for any campaign. In 2011, Leicestershire finished bottom of the County Championship, but under Hoggard's captaincy, won the Twenty 20 Cup for the third time, making the Foxes the most successful English county side in the shortest form of the game. [12], With Hoggard's international career all but at an end, 2009 saw an increasing amount of him in the guise of a media personality. “There isn't quite so much shine on the ball for the arm ball if saliva’s not allowed.Â, “If you’re an off spinner you won’t be able to swing your arm ball quite as much I’d imagine. Hoggard also had a sound defensive batting technique, but was not known for scoring runs, averaging only 7.40 with the bat. Wednesday November 22 2017, 12.01am, The Times. Live Statistics. And then the batsmen are going to be like 'oh you can't do that' and come up with a new rule to ban bowlers from getting an advantage. “If you can come up with an alternative that's just as good or even better, people will think 'you used to spit on that’?”Â, Hoggard’s optimism about what the ban on saliva could mean for swing bowlers was not shared by Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc.Â, “That contest between bat and ball, we don’t want to lose that or get further away from that even contest,” Starc said. Copyright Sky Sports. He was the captain of Leicestershire from 2010 until he announced his retirement in 2013. During the Second Ashes Test at Adelaide in December 2006, Hoggard took 8 wickets in the match, with first innings figures of 7/109, in very unfavourable bowling and especially swing bowling conditions, though England still lost. Read about Matthew Hoggard's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Yorkshire hit back at Matthew Hoggard after pace bowler claims he was 'effectively sacked' by county. Added in 24 Hours. What we do. Quite the same Wikipedia. [15] Hoggard was announced as the new captain of Leicestershire on 9 November. Matthew Hoggard. He could block up an end for the batsman at the other end to score, and was also used as a nightwatchman. [13], Hoggard was considered a scapegoat for his sudden falling out of favour the England and Wales Cricket Board. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. “Spinners like to lick their fingers or use saliva to get their fingers more tacky in order to be able to grip the ball a bit more.”, Crowe said that the arm ball - a surprise delivery in which off spinners can obtain out swing - could be particularly affected. For most of his career, he was considered as a Test specialist. Matthew Hoggard is a bustling right arm fast-medium bowler who once spearheaded the English attack. Davidson had accused Hoggard and coach Tim Boon of setting a 'very poor example', after Hoggard and Boon had accused Davidson of interfering in team affairs after a string of poor results. “It's been an old thing, we need to look after the ball, we'll put some spit on it, with sugar on it and it comes back nice and shiny. This, for us, is where Katich makes his case. Previous to this he played for Yorkshire for a total of thirteen years. In Hoggard's first year as captain, he was involved in a row with Leicestershire chairman, Neil Davidson. If, due to pitch or atmospheric conditions, the new ball did not swing he could be ineffective. Leicestershire's former England seam bowler Matthew Hoggard has announced he will retire at the end of the season. He was brought into the NatWest Series as a replacement for the injured Andrew Caddick. He became the fast bowling stalwart of one of the most successful England Cricket Teams of all times. Underwood? “I think the sweat will work as well as spit,” he said. Anderson? he was a more consistent performer throughout his career and as his career wore on showed he was more capable in unfavourable conditions than anderson has to date. England's current bowling crop on par with Class of 2005, believe Ashes heroes Simon Jones and Matthew Hoggard New boy Mark Wood compared with former fast bowler Simon Jones Languages. Just better. Matthew Hoggard has launched a staunch defence of England's young bowling attack following the failure to make more significant dents in the Pakistan second innings at Lord's last week. [4] In his first season at Grace Road, Hoggard took an impressive 50 First Class wickets. During the 2005 Ashes series, Hoggard scored 8 not out with Ashley Giles against Australia in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge in the 2005 Ashes series, which included a well-executed cover drive for four off a Brett Lee full toss, as England won by three wickets by reaching 129 to take a 2–1 series lead. The former England seamer recalls a tough and talented Ashes opponent . His debut List-A match followed in 1998.[2]. Quite the same Wikipedia. So, it might even enhance it because it's something we haven't tried, and somebody will come up with - I won't even say a way of bending the rules, a way of keeping that ball shiny.”Â, The methods that Hoggard predicts seem to be within the current laws of the games, but could highlight perceived confusion about the rules. Book Matthew Hoggard Today! Hoggard's primary role in the team was to utilise the shine on the new ball to test the technique of top-order batsmen against the swinging delivery. i think there's little doubt that a who's the better bowler contest would end up with hoggard winning by a fair margin. “I don't think this is going to change the way that the ball behaves. [1], Hoggard began his cricketing journey at his local team, the famous Bradford League club, Pudsey Congs CC. “So there needs to be something in place to keep that ball swinging.” Starc suggested that one option would be “to leave more grass on the wickets” to maintain the balance between bat and ball.Â, Carl Crowe, a leading spin bowling coach - whose clients include the West Indies off spinner Sunil Narine - told Telegraph Sport that he feared that banning saliva could reduce the amount of turn that spin bowlers got.Â, “Ultimately it will prevent the bowler from being able to get a good grip on the ball and really impart maximum amount of revs on it,” Crowe said. Matthew Hoggard… Matthew is regarded as one of the most successful cricketers to have played for England, having been part of the inspired 2005 Ashes’ winning side. Partnerships are key to success and England have a … And it's not the ECB who pick the side anyway. The 6' 2" Hoggard was a right arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman. View Matthew Hoggard cricket stats, news, career record, batting average, bowling average, fielding, age, teams, debut and more at Wisden.com In the 4th Test Match of the series in South Africa in January 2005 Hoggard took 12 wickets for 205. Hoggard performed well in the opening two warm up matches at the start of England's tour of Sri Lanka. Improved in 24 Hours. His match figures were England's best anywhere since Ian Botham's 13 for 106 against India in 1979–80. That's the view of former England bowler Matthew Hoggard, who won the Ashes in 2005. Matthew Hoggard produced the most spectacular bowling performance of his career here today to put England in control of the First Test against New Zealand. In the 2006 New Year Honours Hoggard was awarded the MBE for his role in the successful Ashes tournament. Just better. A strapping pace bowler, who was capable of swinging the ball both ways, Matthew Hoggard served England well from 2000-2008. Matthew is a local lad, born in Pudsey, who went on to play for Yorkshire in 1996 and England in 2000. [7] Having only played two tests, Hoggard led the attack during England's 2001–2002 tour of India, and later took 7/63 against New Zealand. You’d imagine with the lack of the ability to add saliva the balls will generally not be quite as shiny.”Â. [10] As of July 2007, Hoggard was sixth in the list of all-time English Test wicket-takers with 240 from 64 matches. English Articles. It's not the shine - it's just the smoothness that you need on the leather. “You might get somebody that comes out with the ball-shining technique of the century and make the ball really really smooth and swings around corners. This is undeniably part-time, but Katich was also undeniably effective. Hoggard was seen as the consistent bowler in the team. That's nothing but bluff from the Hogster as he knows good bowling at any level requires a constant battle of wits with the batsman. He said on 18 July 2008 on Five Live's Test Match Special programme that he believed he would not play for England again after being left out of the Test squads against both New Zealand and South Africa. [3] Davidson eventually left the county in October 2010. Hoggard missed the fifth test in Sydney with a side-strain. If, due to pitch or atmospheric conditions, the new ball did not swing he could be ineffective. Or...", Yorkshire County Cricket Club Player Profiles, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Matthew_Hoggard&oldid=956045812, Members of the Order of the British Empire, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 May 2020, at 06:30. The magnificent spell of swing bowling the following year in … In May 2007 Hoggard's wife Sarah gave birth to a baby boy, Ernie, weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz. Hoggard takes a hat trick against the Windies in the third test match. Making his debut for Yorkshire in 1996 aged 19, it was four years before Matthew finally received his call to the England team. Best bowling: 7/61: 5/49: 7/49: 5/28: Catches/stumpings: 24/– 5/– 63/– 18/– Source: CricketArchive, 27 September 2013: Matthew James Hoggard MBE (born 31 December 1976) is a former English cricketer. “When was the last time you went for 80 overs without shining it with spit? And then there’s the small matter of his strike-rate. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. So, I see it as an opportunity.”Â, Hoggard took 248 Test wickets for England from 2000-08, and is regarded as one of the country’s finest ever swing bowlers.Â. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Matthew Hoggard was a specialist orthodox swing bowler, and usually took the new ball for England in Test cricket. Download Images Watch Videos online Former England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard believes that fielding teams will experiment with substances that act as the most effective polish following the … “If you just looked at it purely on the science, it shouldn't affect it because we should be able to put sweat on it, we should be able to put something else on it to shine it. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. It ended a run of 40 consecutive tests. Matthew James Hoggard, MBE (born 31 December 1976) is a former English cricketer, who played international cricket for England cricket team from 2000–2008, playing both Test cricket and One Day Internationals. Matthew Hoggard admits he was "surprised" to be named England's best Test bowler in a special study devised and commissioned by BBC Sport. He started his domestic career in first-class cricket in 1996. [16], He is now an assistant coach for the women's T20 cricket team Loughborough Lightning. Born in Pudsey, Leeds in 1976, Matthew showed early promise and given his 6ft 2 inch frame had the perfect build for the orthodox swing bowling he is now famous for. Now that's been taken away, they're going to have to re-visit the things that we used to put on the ball anyway, like lip salve and vaseline and all that sort of malarkey.”Â, While Hoggard expects fielding sides to try new methods now that applying saliva to the ball is no longer permitted, he said that he expects the ball to swing in a very similar way to as it has done before, especially with sweat still permitted on the ball.Â. See if you can find a player with a good word to say about the ECB. The hat-trick at Bridgetown in 2004 springs quickly to mind. Hoggard also had a sound defensive batting technique, but was not known for scoring runs, aver… "There were people slagging them off when I first came in and there are people still slagging them off. He then took 12 wickets at Johannesburg against South Africa.[2]. 110 guests were present. Of Englishmen, only Johnny Wardle, who took 12 for 89 in Cape Town in 1956–57, has bettered his figures in South Africa since World War II. In September 2013, Hoggard announced his retirement from cricket at the end of the season. Durston originates from Taunton, Somerset where he spent eight years as a professional cricketer for the county side. Nobody does it. "We've had the same problems with the ECB since I started international cricket," he wrote in his book. Retiring in 2013, Hoggard was the captain of Leicestershire CCC from the 2010 season onwards, coming from his boyhood county Yorkshire. He released a book, which had a serialisation in The Times, and contributed a regular column to Cricinfo. Find out more, The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes,  India's captain Virat Kohli shines the ballÂ, England's Matthew Hoggard sucessfully appeals LBW in 2007, England's Joe Root shines the ball for teammate bowler Ben Stokes, Azeem Rafiq files legal claim against Yorkshire over alleged racism, Dan Lawrence fined for breaching Covid-19 regulations by agreeing to selfie with fan in Big Bash, Eoin Morgan didn't want the South Africa tour to continue... so it didn't, Exclusive: England become first team to appoint a Covid compliance officer for Sri Lanka tour, Jonny Bairstow's Test recall offers last chance to prove he can thrive in all formats, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer rested for England's Test series in Sri Lanka. That bowling average is superior to Matthew Hoggard, Peter Siddle and Yasir Shah. Hoggard also scored his highest score with the bat, 38 against the West Indies in August 2004. [5] Unfortunately, Hoggard did not pick up any wickets in his last two games making the Worcestershire captain, Daryl Mitchell, his last victim in first-class cricket, this was before he announced his retirement. Then it'll come off really shiny - put sun cream on that does the same sort of stuff. Which England men's player from the 21st Century is the best swing bowler - James Anderson, Matthew Hoggard or Ben Stokes? After a disappointing performance where England lost the first test, Hoggard was dropped (along with longtime bowling partner, Steve Harmison) for the second test. 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