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Malcolm Hilton      

Full name Malcolm Jameson Hilton

Born August 2, 1928, Chadderton, Lancashire

Died July 8, 1990, Oldham, Lancashire (aged 61 years 340 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Brother - J Hilton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 1 37 15 7.40 0 0 1 1 0
First-class 270 324 42 3416 100* 12.11 1 6 202 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 1244 477 14 5/61 9/93 34.07 2.30 88.8 1 1 0
First-class 270 55360 19542 1006 8/19 19.42 2.11 55.0 51 8
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 12-16, 1950 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Feb 6-10, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946 - 1961
Profile

Malcolm Hilton was the best slow left-arm bowler that Lancashire produced since the turn of the century. In May 1948 he became for a short time the most-discussed young man in the cricket world when, in only his third first-class match, he twice dismissed Bradman at Old Trafford. In the Australians' first innings the 19-year-old Hilton bowled the great man for 14, and in the second he had him stumped after beating him with his three previous deliveries. Thereafter, fearing that all the brouhaha might spoil him, Lancashire gradually withdrew him from the front line, but not before he had claimed 41 wickets at 21.07.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1957

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 366/7 (122.4 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 168/4 (51.2 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 53/4 (23.4 ov) Kent 533/6d
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 & 0/0 (0.1 ov) Somerset 587/8d
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 216/9 (70.1 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 & 7/1 (3 ov) Worcs 201/3d
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 74/4 (30.3 ov, target 452)
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