Another of the newer generation of Staff and Post-Graduate cricketers, Josh has earned a reputation as a consistent seam bowler, an explosive batsman and – after investing in glasses/contacts – a reliable presence in the field. Since starting his club career in 2014, Josh has single-handedly taken games away from the opposition with both bat and ball and emerged as a big part of the Club’s recent success.
Although prone to a slow start, a free-flowing Josh Hey with bat in hand is one of the more impressive sights on a Scottish cricket field; it should come as little surprise to anyone who has seen him in full-flight that he holds the club record for most sixes hit – most of them mown over cow-corner. Although there have been numerous notable innings over the years – especially against Rossie Priory – the highlight must be his highest score of 98* chasing just 123 in a T20 game; after a cautious start, this innings saw his final 48 runs come off only 18 deliveries in a wonderful display of clean-hitting.
Despite boasting several memorable batting performances, Josh’s main contribution to the side has been with ball in hand. When fit, he has been among the most consistent seam bowlers in the division. Whether opening the bowling or coming in first change, Josh’s ability to consistently put the ball in the right place – outside off-stump, swinging away – is second to none in recent club history.
Josh has also contributed heavily off the field, acting as Club Treasurer for multiple terms, taking on the (co-)vice captaincy for the upcoming season and filling in as Stan’s driver in style with his Red Citroen 2cv. Let’s hope his body (and car) hold together for another full season in 2019!