Charlie Hemphrey’s Glamorgan contract terminated after ECB stand firm on status appeal

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Doncaster-born batter appealed to ECB after losing England-qualified status

Glamorgan have confirmed the termination of Charlie Hemphrey’s contract “by mutual consent” after he failed to overturn his classification as a non-qualified player by the ECB.

Hemphrey, a 31-year-old batter, was heading into the final year of his contract, but agreed to terminate it early after his plea for the ECB to “show some compassion” and allow him to play as an England-qualified player fell on deaf ears.

Hemphrey was born in Doncaster, but his cricketing breakthrough came in Australia. He had moved to Brisbane and taken a job as a baggage handler but earned an opportunity to play for Queensland after consistent run-scoring in grade cricket and became a regular in their Sheffield Shield team.