Michael Hogan is calling a close to his cricket career after taking 930 wickets across England and Australia.

The Novocastrian quickly found himself away from local competition and into Sydney cricket as a youngster and was eventually recruited at 28 to play for Western Australia in the Sheffield Sheild for the 2009-10 season.

The right-arm fast bowler took that opportunity with both hands, especially in 2011-12 when he took 46 wickets, placing him second overall in the competition.

He would also play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash, but it wasn't for any Australian domestic sides that he would do his best work; he reserved that for Welsh side Glamorgan.

In 2013 Hogan used his English passport to qualify as a domestic player for the only Welsh team in English county cricket. In doing so, he ended any chance of ever playing for Australia due to Cricket Australia regulations.

And he was a chance; in that 2011-12 season, the only player who took more wickets than he was  Jackson Bird, who has now played nine tests for Australia.

Almost a decade later, he's still with them. He did continue to play for Western Australia, registered as an overseas player, until 2015-16, and holds the record in Sheild competition for the most runs ever scored at number 11 with 599 runs.

But there are two other records he holds that are quite remarkable; the first is that he's not been out LBW in 380 innings for Glamorgan, which is a world record, and a personal record of having been not out 99 times, all while batting 11.

He would also earn numerous personal accolades over the years, including Western Australia's "most outstanding" and Glamorgan's player of the season, as the wickets seemed to keep coming.

Now he's finally bringing it all to an end and fittingly, what looks to be his final ball earned him his 653rd wicket in county cricket, bowling Ali Orr out LBW.

At 41, Hogan is a testament to the greatness that can be found at all levels of cricket and a reminder of just how hard it can be to break into our national side.