Wheater Hangs Up the Gloves after 14 years in the game


Adam Wheater brought his time as a professional cricketer to an end this season after 14 years in the game with Essex and Hampshire.

The wicket-keeper hung up his gloves after announcing his retirement following the LV= Insurance County Championship match against Northamptonshire and subsequently passed on the keeping duties to Adam Rossington for the remainder of the campaign.

Wheater, who graduated from the Academy and made his First Team debut in 2014, rejoined the Club in 2017 after a stint with Hampshire and played an important role in the double Championship title success and Vitality Blast win.

In a career spanning 380 appearances across the formats, Wheater has scored 10,876 runs while completing 450 dismissals with the gloves.

Adam spoke with Essex Cricket TV at the conclusion of the season to reflect on his decision and look back on a successful time in the game.