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
Profile

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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2nd Investec Test: England v Pakistan at Manchester - Jul 22-26
England 589/8d & 11/0 (2.4 ov) Pakistan 198
Eng Lions v Pakistan A at Canterbury - Jul 24
Eng Lions 324/8 Pakistan A 156/3 (28.3/50 ov)
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South Group: Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - Jul 24
Surrey 313/8 Essex 119/5 (22.2/50 ov)
South Group: Gloucs v Sussex at Cheltenham - Jul 24
Gloucs 242/8 Sussex 124/4 (30.3/50 ov)
North Group: Leics v Yorkshire at Leicester - Jul 24
Yorkshire 376/3 Leics 124/5 (23.3/50 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's - Jul 24
Kent 238/7 Middlesex 112/2 (23.5/50 ov)
North Group: Northants v Durham at Northampton - Jul 24
Northants 355/6 Durham 131/6 (27/50 ov)
North Group: Notts v Derbyshire at Market Warsop - Jul 24
Notts 340/7 Derbyshire 159/5 (28.4/50 ov)
South Group: Somerset v Glamorgan at Taunton - Jul 24
Somerset 322/7 Glamorgan 124/3 (22/50 ov)
North Group: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham - Jul 24
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