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James Hopes By The Numbers

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One of Queensland Cricket’s all-time great players has graced the Gabba for the final time.

MyFootDr Queensland Bulls legend James Hopes’ state career wrapped up yesterday after a quick-fire 45-runs, five short of what would have been another milestone in a distinguished career that began with Queensland in 2001.

Hopes’ 74 runs during the Bulls loss to Western Australia took him past 5,000 career runs for Queensland, while his three wickets helped him past 300 first-class victims.

In a domestic career that spans 15-years, Hopes’ cricketing resume is one that reflects the impact he has had on our game in Queensland and Australia.

Over 100 first-class and one-day games for Queensland, including six titles across both formats, on top of 96 limited-overs matches for his country in One-Day and T20 Internationals. His is a name that has become synonymous with the grit, determination and passion that is renown with pulling on the baggy maroon cap.

His longevity, ability and tactfulness are traits that upcoming crickets aspire to develop, while his work ethic and passion make him an almost irreplaceable part of Queensland Cricket’s fabric.


104 First-Class Matches for Queensland – 7th on all time appearance list.
5,069 First-Class runs – ranked 15th of all time for QLD.
296 First-Class wickets for QLD – ranked 6th all time.
One of only two players to have scored over 2,500 runs and taken over 250 wickets for QLD in the Sheffield Shield.
Winner of the Sheffield Shield in 2005-05 and 2011-12.
Captain of Shield winning team in 2011-12.

114 ODD games for QLD, ranking him 1st on the Queensland appearance list and 4th on the all-time Australian domestic appearance list.
2,291 runs – 6th most by a Queenslander.
155 wickets – most by a Queenslander and most in Australian One-Day Domestic history.
Only player to have scored over 2,000 runs and taken over 100 wickets in Australian domestic one-day cricket.
Winner of the ODD competition in 2006-07, 2008-09, 2011-12, 2012-13.
Captain during 2011-12 & 2012-13 campaigns. 

24 games for Queensland.
33 games for the Brisbane Heat.
Captain during the Brisbane Heat’s 2012-13 Championship winning season, however he missed the final due to injury.

Played 84 One-Day International games for Australia.
Played 12 T20 Internationals.
Part of Australia’s winning 2009 Champions Trophy team.

3 x Ian Healy Trophy Winner for Queensland Bulls Player of the Season – 2004-05, 2010-11, 2013-14.
Australian Sheffield Shield Player of the Season on 2010-11.