Birth Place: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
High Score: 108 (vs Worcestershire 2016)
Date of Birth: 12/08/1996 (22 years old)
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A promising young wicketkeeper-batsman, local home-grown player Harvey Hosein has graduated from the county age groups, all the way up to the first team.
The wicketkeeper-batsman made his first-team debut in the match against the touring Indian side and impressed with the bat, as well as with his glovemanship. Hosein made an unbeaten 53 against the Indians and took one catch, at the age of just 17.
The Matlock CC player first kept wicket for the second team when he was only 13, playing in the second XI Championship against Glamorgan in May 2010 alongside fast bowlers Mark Footitt and Jonathan Clare. Since the beginning of the 2013 season, Hosein has been a fixture in the Second XI side and has scored two half-centuries in 2014.
Hosein made the headlines on his first-class debut for Derbyshire against Surrey in September 2014. He became the only Derbyshire wicketkeeper in history to take 11 catches in a single game, beating the previous record of 10 held by Bob Taylor and Harry Elliott. In the same game, he also became the youngest wicketkeeper to ever take seven catches in one innings of a Championship match.
Hosein began the 2015 campaign behind the stumps in first-class cricket, and repaid the faith by hitting his maiden first-class half-century, 61 against Gloucestershire in April.
The batsman made his List A and Twenty20 debuts in 2016, before enjoying an impressive end to the Specsavers County Championship season, hitting 423 runs in four County Championship games at an average of 105, including a career-best 108.
He signed a new two-year contract in March 2017, committing him to Derbyshire until the end of the 2019 season.