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Jim Hilton      

Full name Jim Hilton

Born December 29, 1930, Werneth, Oldham, Lancashire

Died November 26, 2008, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, Lancashire (aged 77 years 333 days)

Major teams Lancashire, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - MJ Hilton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 79 129 29 1093 61* 10.93 0 2 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 79 8529 3675 135 7/98 27.22 2.58 63.1 7 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1952 - 1957
Profile

Jim Hilton, whose older brother Malcolm played for England, began his career at Old Trafford where he made eight appearances as a lower-middle order batsman even though he had been used as an allrounder in his many 2nd XI outings. Unable to break into the first team, he moved to Taunton in 1954 where he immediately secured a regular place, but the return of Brain Langford from National Service once again meant he was relegated to the sidelines. Although he played regularly in 1957, he quit at the end of the summer. Over four seasons he took 133 wickets at 26.48 for Somerset, with a best of 7 for 98 against Warwickshire.

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