Eric Hill      

Full name Eric Hill

Born July 9, 1923, Taunton, Somerset

Died July 27, 2010, Williton Hospital, Somerset (aged 87 years 18 days)

Major teams Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Taunton School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 72 138 5 2118 85 15.92 0 6 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 72 54 55 1 1/25 55.00 6.11 54.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1951

Eric Hill played 72 matches for the county between 1947 and 1951 as an opening batsman and also captained the second XI. His best score in the County Championship was 85, made against Northants at Kettering in 1948. After retiring from playing he moved into journalism and covered Somerset for almost 50 years for a variety of publications. He was sports editor of the Somerset County Gazette and rugby and cricket correspondent for the south-west for The Daily Telegraph. He also reported on England Test matches in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. For many years he contributed notes on Somerset matches to Wisden. He was awarded a DFC and DFM for his outstanding service with 544 Mosquito Squadron in World War Two.

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