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Adam Voges

Voges is a powerful middle-order batsman who has made a name for himself with Western Australia.

The right-hander burst onto the scene in 2004-5 when he hit the fastest century in Australia’s domestic history. Voges’ hundred came from 62 balls against New South Wales and was his first for Western Australia.

He also won a $50,000 bonus for hitting a designated advertising sign with one of his seven sixes during the innings.

Voges was not selected for the following Pura Cup match but appeared for Western Australia later in the season, making 362 first-class runs at an average of 72.40.

In 2005-6 Voges established himself in the state side with 512 runs in nine Pura Cup games. This included an innings of 178 against Queensland. He also hit three half-centuries in the one-day ING Cup.

The former Australia Under-19 international was rewarded for his good form with a second stint with the Academy side after he captained the team on a development tour to India in 2004.

His only blemish that season was a brief suspension for missing a compulsory training session.

Voges hit top form at the beginning of the 2006-7 season when he made scores of 152 not out against Tasmania and 144 not out against New South Wales.

He was called up to Australia’s Test squad for the third Ashes Test at his home ground in Perth after fellow Western Australian Damien Martyn’s dramatic retirement from cricket.

He played for Hampshire in the Twenty20 Cup as compatriots Shane Warne and Stuart Clark both took mid-season breaks in 2007.

Voges made an unbeaten 66 against Sussex, hitting sixes off James Kirtley, Mushtaq Ahmed, Robin Martin-Jenkins and Luke Wright.

Voges signed for Nottinghamshire as a short-term replacement for David Hussey at the start of the 2008 season.

He was consistent without being spectacular for his county, and his four half-centuries in the championship and five fifties in the Friends Provident Trophy and NatWest Pro40 were instrumental in Notts’ strong early challenge.