Alastair Hignell      

Full name Alastair James Hignell

Born September 4, 1955, Cambridge

Current age 59 years 15 days

Major teams Cambridge University, Gloucestershire

Nickname Higgy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Denstone College; Cambridge University

Alastair James Hignell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 170 289 36 7459 149* 29.48 11 41 150 0
List A 138 124 19 2454 85* 23.37 0 9 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 170 341 230 3 2/13 76.66 4.04 113.6 0 0
List A 138 3 4 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1974-1983
List A span 1974-1983
Profile

Alistair Hignell was a throwback to an earlier era when multi-talented sportsmen could excel in more than one field. He won Blues at Cambridge at both rugby and cricket - four years running in both - and by the time he left university in 1977 he had already made several England appearances at full back. He made his England debut in 1975 in a brutal encounter with Australia at Brisbane - eight days later he was playing for Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Bristol and five weeks later he made 60 in the Varsity match.

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Dec 14, 2008

Alastair Hignell receives the Helen Rollason Award during the BBC Sport Personality of the Year Awards, Liverpool, December 14, 2008

Alastair Hignell receives the Helen Rollason Award during the BBC Sport Personality of the Year Awards

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Jul 21, 1981

Alistair Hignell batting for Gloucestershire in 1981

Alistair Hignell batting for Gloucestershire

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Feb 24, 1978

Alistair Hignell in action for England in 1978

Alistair Hignell in action for England

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Notes

He won 14 caps for England at rugby between 1975 and 1978-79, scoring 48 points

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Final: Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's
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Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford
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Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff
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Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
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Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester
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Northants v Sussex at Northampton
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Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham
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Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds
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