Hampshire Cricket History

I Remember You
January 19, 2017, 2:49 pm
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Alan Edwards got him of course (comment below)

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Hampshire CCC 1977, Mike Hill standing, far left, next to Tim Tremlett. He came from Berkshire and as a very young man played a bit for Worcestershire 2nd XI (etc). He started playing for HCCC 2nd XI as understudy to Bob Stephenson in 1970.

Mike made his first team debut v West Indies in 1973, ‘keeping to fellow debutant Andy Roberts. He played just six first class matches from then to 1976 and three of them were v tourists, but in May 1976 he played four first-class matches when Bob Stephenson was (unusually) injured.

Mike’s best game was v Sussex at Basingstoke in that little run when, in a low-scoring game, his 27* (v Snow and Greig) helped Hampshire to victory. He played a B&H match in 1975 and two Sunday League games in 1976, the last, a defeat v Somerset, despite which he held two catches and for his final dismissal, stumped Ian Botham.

He retired in his twenties, as Bobby Parks came on the scene in the late 1970s but still regularly attends players’ reunions.

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