Chris Hartley is a former wicketkeeper-batsman making his debut for Queensland in 2003 and Brisbane Heat in the inaugural 2011/12 Big Bash season. In 2005, Chris was catapulted onto Australia A’s tour of Pakistan beating the likes of Adam Crosthwaite and Western Australia’s Luke Ronchi into the squad for the three-match one-day series.
An Australia Under-19 and Academy representative, Chris, a hard-hitting left-hander, became the first Queensland player since Matthew Hayden to score a century on state debut when he made 103 against South Australia in 2003-04. Adding to his records he became the first Queensland keeper to score 600 runs in a first class season, and has consistently aggregated large totals of runs in subsequent seasons.
In the 2014-15 Big Bash League season, he played for Sydney Thunder.
Hartley was named as the Sheffield Shield player of the year 2009/2010. In 2016, he was the first wicket keeper to make his 500th Sheffield Shield catch. In 2017, he played his 100th Sheffield Shield consecutive game, and also equaled Darren Berry’s record for most dismissals by a wicket keeper in the Sheffield Shield, when he took his 546th dismissal. After the conclusion of 2016-17 Sheffield Shield season, he announced his retirement from domestic cricket.
Chris has attended ASC camps for some time now, working with participants on their glovework and batting at our Queensland programs.