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Ron Hooker      

Full name Ronald William Hooker

Born February 22, 1935, Lower Clapton, London

Current age 80 years 64 days

Major teams Buckinghamshire, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 300 442 71 8222 137 22.16 5 36 301 0
List A 32 32 11 574 65 27.33 0 1 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 300 32071 13457 490 7/18 27.46 2.51 65.4 16 0
List A 32 1517 880 41 6/6 6/6 21.46 3.48 37.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1956 - 1969
List A span 1963 - 1975
Profile

Ron Hooker was a hard-hitting batsman and lively medium-pace bowler who played exactly 300 matches for Middlesex before ending his career with Buckinghamshire. His allround ability made him particularly effective in one-day cricket, although that format was in its infancy for much of his career. In one of his last appearances in 1970 he took 6 for 6 off eight overs against Surrey in the John Player League. He passed 1000 runs in a season twice, his best summer coming in 1958 when he made 1449 runs, with 12 fifties but only one hundred. In 1965 he took 90 wickets, a return which led many to consider him a probable call-up for that winter's Ashes ... but that call never came. Fittingly, his final big day out was at Lord's when Buckinghamshire met Middlesex in the first round of the Gillette Cup. There was no fairytale ending, however, as Hooker made 0.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 115/3 Durham 339
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 Derbyshire 511/8
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 Hampshire 167/4
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 214/7
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 105/2 Leics 305
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 Middlesex 306/7
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 Essex 266/2
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 Yorkshire 128/3
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