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Michael Hogan

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NameMichael Hogan
BornMay 31, 1981
Newcastle, New South Wales
Age40 years 111 days
TeamsAustralia, Western Australia, Hobart Hurricanes, Glamorgan
NicknameHogan
Bat StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowl StyleRight-arm fast-medium
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Profile for Michael Hogan. Profile Updated On 19 Sunday September 2021 111758000000
There's no such thing called 'blossoming age' in cricket. It's a total hoax if you ever believed in one. A quick gander at Michael Hogan's First Class numbers will stump all those conventional theories about age and fast bowling. Having made his debut at the age of 28, Michael Garry Hogan boasts a spectacular record of claiming over 700 wickets across formats in the span of nine years. A start that not only defines Hogan the bowler, but the workhorse he is.

Born in NewCastle of New South Wales, Hogan's time of reckoning came in 2009 when he made headlines while playing club cricket in his home town; and that later paved way for a stint with Western Australia the same year where he stirred some outstanding performances with the ball to end up third on the list of leading wicket-takers for Western Australia in summer 2009.

After a brief stint with Western Australia, Hogan swiftly moved to the UK to play for Glamorgan on a British passport and never looked back since. Although Justin Langer, after he took over coaching duties (2012-13), with WA, tried to coax Hogan to stay in his homeland, the gangly pace bowler made up his mind earlier and confirmed his change of status to the former Australian opener.

He later, however, agreed to take part in Sheffield Shield season of 2013-14 as an overseas player for Western Australia and produced 36 wickets for them at an average of 25.86; a season in which WA finished runners-up despite having identical win/loss ratio to that of New South Wales, the eventual winners.

Post that season, Hogan never really entertained any hopes of playing cricket in Australia, but continued to star for his adapted home team, Glamorgan. For three successive years - from 2013 to 2015 - Hogan was, by far, Glamorgan's best bowler and of course, the club's leading wicket taker for the aforementioned duration.

Hogan also holds a peculiar batting record against his name after he stormed to a career-best 57 against Lancashire in 2015 to become the side's top-scorer, slotting at eleven, in that game. He broke the 23-year old record of Simon Daniels who along with Terry Davies stitched a record 143-run stand for the final wicket against Gloucestershire at Swansea.

After finishing as Glamorgan's top Championship wicket-taker for the third successive season in 2015, Hogan expressed his reverence for the club in an interview with the BBC Sport Wales. \"I don't think I could play anywhere else (in UK), I love the club,\" he said.

\"You'll have to ask (chief executive) Hugh Morris but I'd be happy with another three more years, maybe five or six.\" So, if that last sentence is anything to go by, Hogan could endure a few more years for Glamorgan and without a shadow of doubt, will end up as one of the finest fast bowlers to have ever played for the Welsh-based club.