Christopher Desmond Hartley (born 24 May 1982) is an Australian cricketer who played for Queensland in Australian domestic cricket between 2002 and 2016. He was the team's first-choice wicket-keeper and won two Sheffield Shield titles with the team.
|Full name||Christopher Desmond Hartley|
|Born||24 May 1982|
Nambour, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Domestic team information|
|FC debut||19 December 2003 Queensland v South Australia|
|Last FC||16 March 2017 Queensland v Victoria|
|LA debut||29 February 2004 Queensland v Western Australia|
|Last LA||21 October 2015 Queensland v Western Australia|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 April 2017
He played as a hard-hitting left-handed batsman and became the first from his state since Matthew Hayden to score a debut century, making 103 against South Australia in 2003/04. On 21 September 2005, he took part in Australia A's tour of Pakistan. He was part of Queensland's Pura Cup winning side for 2005/06 and took seven catches in the final to finish with a tally for the season of 53 dismissals.
Hartley was announced Sheffield Shield player of the 2009/10 season on 15 March 2010 in the week preceding the Shield Final.
In 2016, he took his 500th Sheffield Shield catch, the first wicket-keeper to do so. In February 2017 he equalled Darren Berry's record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in the Sheffield Shield, when he took his 546th dismissal. Later that month, he played in his 100th consecutive Sheffield Shield match. However, shortly after that he broke a finger, meaning he missed his first Sheffield Shield match since October 2007.
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- "Hartley scores 102*, equals Shield wicketkeeping record". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Hartley to miss first Shield game since 2007". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- "Voges, Doherty and Hartley opt for retirement". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2017.