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Jack Hill      

Full name John Charles Hill

Born June 25, 1923, Murrumbeena, Melbourne, Victoria

Died August 11, 1974, Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 51 years 47 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 3 21 8* 7.00 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 69 78 24 867 51* 16.05 0 1 63 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 606 273 8 3/35 4/61 34.12 2.70 75.7 0 0 0
First-class 69 13718 5040 218 7/51 23.11 2.20 62.9 9 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 11-16, 1953 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, May 14-20, 1955 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1945-1956
Profile

Jack Hill, 51, who died in Melbourne on August 11, was a topspin bowler who took seven wickets in two Tests at Trent Bridge and Old Trafford in 1953. They included leading batsmen in May, Graveney, W. J. Edrich and Kenyon and he twice dislodged Bailey. Hill took 63 wickets on the tour and in a third Test in 1955 dismissed Holt at Bridgetown. Lifting his front foot high, almost a goose- step, Hill delivered with a leg-break roll, but needed responsive turf for the ball to turn at his pace. Often around the leg stump, he was a difficult bowler for wicketkeepers and one sharp blow on an ankle knocked Len Maddocks' legs from under him.

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