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Christopher Desmond "Chris" 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.

Chris Hartley
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Desmond Hartley
Born (1982-05-24) 24 May 1982 (age 37)
Nambour, Queensland, Australia
NicknameHarts, Hannibal
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Domestic team information
2011/12–2013/14Brisbane Heat
2014/15–2015/16Sydney Thunder
FC debut19 December 2003 Queensland v South Australia
Last FC16 March 2017 Queensland v Victoria
LA debut29 February 2004 Queensland v Western Australia
Last LA21 October 2015 Queensland v Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 131 96 55
Runs scored 6,138 2,077 312
Batting average 34.48 31.46 17.33
100s/50s 10/33 1/13 0/0
Top score 142* 142 35
Catches/stumpings 547/17 115/14 34/8
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 April 2017

Hartley was born at Nambour, Queensland and educated at Brisbane Boys' College where he was College Captain in 1999.

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 the 2014–15 Big Bash League season, Hartley represented Sydney Thunder.[1]

In 2016, he took his 500th Sheffield Shield catch, the first wicket-keeper to do so.[2] 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.[3] Later that month, he played in his 100th consecutive Sheffield Shield match.[4] However, shortly after that he broke a finger, meaning he missed his first Sheffield Shield match since October 2007.[4]

In March 2017, he announced his retirement from domestic cricket, following the conclusion of the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season.[5]


  1. ^ "Chris Hartley". Players. Sydney Thunder. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Hartley breaks record with catch No.500". Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Hartley scores 102*, equals Shield wicketkeeping record". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Hartley to miss first Shield game since 2007". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Voges, Doherty and Hartley opt for retirement". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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