Graeme Hick

Country: England
Born: May 23, 1966, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Height: 6ft 3in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Graeme Hick Bio

Graeme Ashley Hick was an English cricket player who left an indelible mark on the sport through his extraordinary batting skills. Born on May 23, 1966, in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), Hick developed a passion for cricket from an early age and went on to become one of the most prolific run-scorers in the history of the game.

Hick’s career began in earnest when he made his debut for Worcestershire County Cricket Club in 1984. His talent was evident from the start, and he quickly established himself as a vital member of the team. With his imposing stature and powerful strokeplay, Hick soon became a force to be reckoned with in domestic cricket. He consistently churned out centuries, amassing an impressive tally of 136 first-class hundreds, placing him among the all-time greats.

In 1991, Hick’s skill and potential led to his selection for the England national team, where he was hailed as the country’s “Great White Hope.” Despite a strong start to his international career, scoring a century in India during the 1992-93 series, his performances were inconsistent, and he frequently found himself in and out of the side. Criticism was often directed at Hick, with some labeling him a flat-track bully, suggesting that he struggled against the toughest bowling attacks.

Nevertheless, Hick persevered, and his hunger for runs never waned. He continued to dominate county cricket while battling to secure a permanent place in the English team. However, the selectors’ faith in him dwindled, and Hick was dropped from the national side after England’s successful tour of Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000-01. Despite this setback, he remained a formidable presence on the domestic circuit, constantly adding to his already impressive run tally.

Hick’s resilience was exemplified in 2006 when his career seemed to be on the decline. Critics began to write him off, but he responded with a stunning turnaround. Not only did he score a century, but he also amassed over 1,000 runs in a single English summer for the 19th time. This resurgence confirmed that Hick still had plenty to offer the game.

Throughout his career, Hick’s batting prowess was complemented by his occasional off-spin bowling and his exceptional fielding skills at second slip. He was a true asset to any team he represented, whether it was Worcestershire or the national side.

In 2008, Hick demonstrated his exceptional longevity by becoming the most prolific run-scorer in all cricket, amassing over 64,000 runs. Despite this incredible achievement, he decided to bring an end to his playing days and retire from the game. It marked the final chapter in the career of a player who had been both cherished and enigmatic throughout his tenure.

Graeme Hick left an enduring legacy in English cricket, with his immense talent and unbreakable determination. He will be remembered as one of the finest batsmen the sport has ever seen and a true icon of the game.

Graeme Hick Career Stats

Graeme Hick Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 65 114 6 3383 178 31.32 6920 48.88 6 18 450 22 90 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 120 118 15 3846 126* 37.33 5191 74.08 5 27 278 41 64 0
FC 526 871 84 41112 405* 52.23 - - 136 158 - - 709 0
List A 651 630 96 22059 172* 41.3 - - 40 139 - - 289 0
T20s 37 36 3 1201 116* 36.39 769 156.17 2 10 127 52 10 0

Graeme Hick Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 65 58 3057 1306 23 4/126 5/28 56.78 2.56 132.9 1 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 120 47 1236 1026 30 5/33 5/33 34.2 4.98 41.2 0 1 0
FC 526 - 20889 10308 232 5/18 - 44.43 2.96 90 - 5 1
List A 651 - 8604 6649 225 5/19 5/19 29.55 4.63 38.2 6 4 0
T20s 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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