Full Name

Lewis John Hill

Born

October 05, 1990

Age

32y 63d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Lewis Hill, a wicketkeeper-batsman, struck a maiden Championship hundred against Surrey at The Oval in 2015 after being called up for Matthew Boyce who injured himself in practice. It was only his second first-class match. He also had the joy of hitting the winning runs against Essex at Chelmsford in June of that year as Leicestershire ended a 37-game winless run. These were high spots, though, in an otherwise largely unproductive season with the bat.

Hill graduated from the Leicestershire Academy and joined the staff in 2014. His best displays in 2016 came in the NatWest T20 Blast when he topped the club's averages with 157 runs at 39.25 and a strike rate of 150.66. But it was back in the Championship the following season where he proved himself a resourceful cricketer for a struggling side.

He struggled for runs over the next few seasons, to the extent that he needed a strong start to the 2021 season - not least after Harry Swindells had become first-choice wicketkeeper in the Championship side. But what followed was a career-best run of form: he hit a first first-class ton in six years at Bristol, and was the Championship's third-highest run-scorer after five rounds of games, with 499 in nine innings.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC6210610290614530.27538154.00514362101003
List A57522130811826.16140193.363513217302
T207964119715918.32774125.45037633313
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC62448430---5.37-000
List A57------------
T2079------------
Recent Matches - Player
Photos
A hundred from captain Lewis Hill helped see the visitors home
Lewis Hill leaps into action for Leicestershire
Lewis Hill latches on to cut
Lewis Hill punches the air as he hits the winnings runs
Lewis Hill celebrates his maiden first-class hundred
Lewis Hill