Oli Hairs2022-03-23T13:40:25+00:00

Oli Hairs

Date of Birth 14/04/1991
Age 31
NationalityBritish
Player Status Placed
Playing Role Batter
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style LH Opening Bat
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams Scotland, Scotland A, Scotland U19s, Eastern Knights, Northamptonshire 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2
Local Accommodation Edinburgh, Scotland

Oli Hairs is an explosive batter whose exploits for the Eastern Knights prompted non only a national re-call, but Edinburgh Rocks selection for the inaugural Euro T20 Slam in 2019.

Unfortunately, the tournament didn't go ahead, so Hairs lost the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Martin Guptill, Chris Lynn, and Tymal Mills, to name but a few, but his return to Scotland last summer, following a hiatus down south, was a major success.

Back in 2010, a wet-behind-the-ears’ Hairs, smashed over 600 runs to help Mazars Grange to the CSL Eastern Premiership title. When the left-handed batter, who went to Merchiston Castle School, burst onto the senior cricketing scene in the Scottish Capital around a decade ago, he took things by storm with his hard-hitting. Indeed, such was his destructive batting style that he earned five One Day International caps for Scotland in the summer of 2010 having just turned 19.

University took Hairs southwards to York and, sadly for those who believed he was a great talent, his international involvement ended rather abruptly.

Three years were spent there before he headed to play cricket in Australia, only for a very bad knee injury to end his time in the Southern Hemisphere.

After he recovered from the setback, he returned to club cricket, initially in the Birmingham League before three years in the Surrey Championship, where he was also heavily involved with junior coaching.

Hairs decided to pursue Scottish cricket again in 2019, traveling up from Surrey each week to play for the Grange and the Eastern Knights in the Regional Series.

He returned with a bang, hitting three quick-fire centuries for the Knights in wins over the Caledonian Highlanders (116) and Western Warriors (111* and 115*). Hairs topped the Pro 50 Cup run tally with 314 runs at 78.50, all with a strike rate of 146.04 and finished second in the T20 Blitz with 144 runs at 48, striking at 187.01.

Hairs also bossed it in league cricket, finishing third on the Eastern Premiership run charts for The Grange with 524 runs at 65.50 to include an incredible 81-ball 179* (12 sixes).

The explosive batter returned to the national fold towards the back-end of the 2019 season, playing in the Tri-Nation T20I Series with Ireland and Holland. He has impressed on his return and is now eager to showcase his skills in global T20 cricket in the future.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Newcastle (2020) 5 5 0 158 80 31.60 - - - - -
Eastern Knights (2019) 10 9 2 458 116 65.43 - - - - -
Mazars Grange (2019) 10 10 2 524 179* 65.50 15.2 66 7 9.43
Horsley & Send (2018) 19 18 2 514 109 32.13 64.3 271 12 3/18 22.58
Reigate Priory (2017) 17 15 0 418 78 27.87 - - - - -
Reigate Priory (2016) 16 15 0 286 49 19.07 - - - - -
Reigate Priory (2015) 14 11 2 415 122 46.11 - - - - -
Walmley (2014) 30 30 2 909 161 32.46 31 160 11 5/24 14.55
York (2013) 37 36 3 1144 208* 34.67 42.5 219 9 2/3 24.33
York (2012) 32 29 4 1013 150* 40.52 31 109 9 2/11 12.11
York (2011) 30 28 0 1062 138 37.96 6 66 1 1/33 66.00
Date of Birth 14/04/1991
Age 31
NationalityBritish
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatter
Player Status Placed ()
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style LH Opening Bat
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams Scotland, Scotland A, Scotland U19s, Eastern Knights, Northamptonshire 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2
Local Accommodation Edinburgh, Scotland

Oli Hairs is an explosive batter whose exploits for the Eastern Knights prompted non only a national re-call, but Edinburgh Rocks selection for the inaugural Euro T20 Slam in 2019.

Unfortunately, the tournament didn't go ahead, so Hairs lost the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Martin Guptill, Chris Lynn, and Tymal Mills, to name but a few, but his return to Scotland last summer, following a hiatus down south, was a major success.

Back in 2010, a wet-behind-the-ears’ Hairs, smashed over 600 runs to help Mazars Grange to the CSL Eastern Premiership title. When the left-handed batter, who went to Merchiston Castle School, burst onto the senior cricketing scene in the Scottish Capital around a decade ago, he took things by storm with his hard-hitting. Indeed, such was his destructive batting style that he earned five One Day International caps for Scotland in the summer of 2010 having just turned 19.

University took Hairs southwards to York and, sadly for those who believed he was a great talent, his international involvement ended rather abruptly.

Three years were spent there before he headed to play cricket in Australia, only for a very bad knee injury to end his time in the Southern Hemisphere.

After he recovered from the setback, he returned to club cricket, initially in the Birmingham League before three years in the Surrey Championship, where he was also heavily involved with junior coaching.

Hairs decided to pursue Scottish cricket again in 2019, traveling up from Surrey each week to play for the Grange and the Eastern Knights in the Regional Series.

He returned with a bang, hitting three quick-fire centuries for the Knights in wins over the Caledonian Highlanders (116) and Western Warriors (111* and 115*). Hairs topped the Pro 50 Cup run tally with 314 runs at 78.50, all with a strike rate of 146.04 and finished second in the T20 Blitz with 144 runs at 48, striking at 187.01.

Hairs also bossed it in league cricket, finishing third on the Eastern Premiership run charts for The Grange with 524 runs at 65.50 to include an incredible 81-ball 179* (12 sixes).

The explosive batter returned to the national fold towards the back-end of the 2019 season, playing in the Tri-Nation T20I Series with Ireland and Holland. He has impressed on his return and is now eager to showcase his skills in global T20 cricket in the future.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Newcastle (2020) 5 5 0 158 80 31.60 - - - - -
Eastern Knights (2019) 10 9 2 458 116 65.43 - - - - -
Mazars Grange (2019) 10 10 2 524 179* 65.50 15.2 66 7 9.43
Horsley & Send (2018) 19 18 2 514 109 32.13 64.3 271 12 3/18 22.58
Reigate Priory (2017) 17 15 0 418 78 27.87 - - - - -
Reigate Priory (2016) 16 15 0 286 49 19.07 - - - - -
Reigate Priory (2015) 14 11 2 415 122 46.11 - - - - -
Walmley (2014) 30 30 2 909 161 32.46 31 160 11 5/24 14.55
York (2013) 37 36 3 1144 208* 34.67 42.5 219 9 2/3 24.33
York (2012) 32 29 4 1013 150* 40.52 31 109 9 2/11 12.11
York (2011) 30 28 0 1062 138 37.96 6 66 1 1/33 66.00
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