Named as Lancashire captain in 2002 but decided to stand down from the position at the end of the 2004 season following the club’s relegation from Division One of the Frizzell County Championship.
The diminutive wicket-keeper played two Test matches for England in Australia in 1998, helping the tourists to a 12-run win in the fourth Test in Melbourne before a 98-run defeat in the final Test in Sydney saw Australia win the series 3-1.
Hegg took eight catches and made 30 runs in four innings but did not feature again, although he was called up to the squad again in 2001 during an impressive campaign which saw him named Lancashire’s Player of the Year.
In 1987, he became the youngest player in 30 years to score a century for Lancashire at the age of 19.
Scored over 10,000 first class runs since 1986 and also equalled the world record of 11 catches in a first class match against Derbyshire in 1989.
Annouced his retirement at the end of the 2005 season which was brought to a premature end by a hand injury.