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Graeme Hick      

Full name Graeme Ashley Hick

Born May 23, 1966, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia

Current age 48 years 99 days

Major teams England, Zimbabwe, Chandigarh Lions, Northern Districts, Queensland, Worcestershire

Nickname Hicky, Ash

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 3 in

Education Prince Edward Boys' High School, Zimbabwe

Graeme Ashley Hick
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 65 114 6 3383 178 31.32 6920 48.88 6 18 450 22 90 0
ODIs 120 118 15 3846 126* 37.33 5191 74.08 5 27 278 41 64 0
First-class 526 871 84 41112 405* 52.23 136 158 709 0
List A 651 630 96 22059 172* 41.30 40 139 289 0
Twenty20 37 36 3 1201 116* 36.39 769 156.17 2 10 127 52 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 65 58 3057 1306 23 4/126 5/28 56.78 2.56 132.9 1 0 0
ODIs 120 47 1236 1026 30 5/33 5/33 34.20 4.98 41.2 0 1 0
First-class 526 20889 10308 232 5/18 44.43 2.96 90.0 5 1
List A 651 8604 6649 225 5/19 5/19 29.55 4.63 38.2 6 4 0
Twenty20 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Jun 6-10, 1991 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Kandy, Mar 7-11, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Birmingham, May 23-24, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Mar 27, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1983/84
Last First-class Essex v Worcestershire at Colchester, Aug 20-23, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1983/84
Last List A Worcestershire v Middlesex at Kidderminster, Sep 14, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at Worcester, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Worcestershire v Glamorgan at Worcester, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
18 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
67* Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 5 Dec 2009 Other T20
66* Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
77* Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 30 Nov 2009 Other T20
20 PCA XI v Aus Masters Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
8 PCA XI v World Mast. London 2 Sep 2009 Other T20
0 Chandigarh v Ahmedabad Ahmedabad 9 Nov 2008 Other T20
36 Chandigarh v Delhi Giants Panchkula 5 Nov 2008 Other T20
14 Chandigarh v Lahore Panchkula 2 Nov 2008 Other T20
14 Worcs v Middlesex Kidderminster 14 Sep 2008 LA
Profile

Few players divided opinion like Graeme Hick. With 57 first-class hundreds under his belt he arrived on the international scene in 1991 as England's Great White Hope, was dropped four tortuous Tests later, and was in and out for the next decade, until dropped for good at the end of England's triumphant tour to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000-01. All the while he remained a colossus at county level, where he continued to churn out the centuries for Worcestershire in his sleep. John Bracewell called Hick a flat-track bully, and though that may be harsh, he has rarely dominated the best attacks and can be psyched out, as Merv Hughes will testify. He was a gentle giant who murdered medium pace and occasionally savaged the spinners. From his breakthrough century in India in 1992-93 to England's tour of South Africa three years later, Hick averaged in excess of 45, and was beginning to look the part at Test level. But England's new chairman of selectors, Ray Illingworth, was less convinced. Hick was also an under-used offbreak bowler and a second-slip fielder of flawed brilliance. Many would have quietly retired once their international career ended, but Hick's appetite for runs remained undiminished and he scored heavily at county level, chipping away at the records as he went. After a - by his standards - poor 2005 and an uncertain start to 2006, in June some started preparing his cricketing obituary. He bounced back with a hundred, went on to score 1000 runs in an English summer for the 19th time, and signed a new contract with Worcestershire to underline that there was still life in the old dog. In 2008, Hick became the most prolific run-scorer in all cricket, with more than 64,000 runs to his name, and his tally of 136 first-class hundreds places him eighth on the all-time list. Later that season, he announced his retirement from the game, ending the remarkable career of a cherished English enigma.
Cricinfo staff September 2008

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Dec 3, 2013

Graeme Hick, a high performance coach at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence, at an Under-19 game in Hobart, December 3, 2013

Graeme Hick at an Under-19 game in Hobart

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Jun 22, 2010

Graeme Hick conducts a masterclass for the TV audience, England v Australia, 1st ODI, Rose Bowl, June 22, 2010

Graeme Hick conducts a masterclass for the TV audience

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Oct 20, 2009

Graeme Hick with his MBE, London, October 20, 2009

Graeme Hick with his MBE

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1987

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1988

Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year 1993

Awarded the MBE in June 2009

Tour Results
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 27, 2013
No result
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2013
New Zealand won by 5 runs
Kent v N Zealanders at Canterbury - Jun 22, 2013
N Zealanders won by 42 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Birmingham - Jun 12, 2013
No result
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