Full name Alex Hill
Born March 15, 1981, London
Current age 35 years 269 days
Major teams Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Alex Hill finally made to the University XI in fourth year, and played for Oxford in their one-day Varsity match at Lord's in June 2004 as the first-choice wicketkeeper.
A football blue for his goalkeeping, Hill had dominated cricket matches for his college, Wadham, whom he captained in his second year. He had terrorised college bowling attacks, launching good length balls over the inflield, and behind the stumps, his safe hands allowed him to stand up to all varieties of bowling.
Hill missed out on a token first-class appearance, in the four-day Varsity match, as his committments to Teach First proved inflexible.
Vidyadhar Paradkar knew Haseeb Hameed would go far when he first met him. He has, and it's due in no small part to Paradkar
Also: most wickets in a two-Test series, and the highest total that could not forestall defeat
Stats highlights from the first day's play in the Mumbai Test
With Bangladesh struggling to put out a quality pace attack in Test cricket, the team management could perhaps coax the ODI captain to return in whites with a modified run-up
Poor shots, hilarious run-outs, making decent bowling look terrifying, and losing all ten for less than hundred: a look at the team's meltdowns this year
Some teams are understandably opposed to a two-tier format. Two conferences, with a championship match between the leading side from each, might be more viable