Wilfred Hill-Wood

Country: England
Born: September 08, 1901, Chelsea, London
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Died: October 10, 1980, Kensington, London, (aged 79y 32d)

Wilfred Hill-Wood Bio

Wilfred William Hill Hill-Wood, known for his exceptional cricket skills and notable contributions to the sport, was born in England. He was one of four brothers who played for Derbyshire, leaving a lasting impact on the cricketing fraternity.

Hill-Wood’s cricketing journey began during his schooling years at Eton College, where he showcased his talent as a brilliant batsman. In 1920, he captained the Eton cricket team to a resounding victory over Harrow, cementing his reputation as a formidable player. The following year, he earned a coveted Cambridge Blue, representing the university in a thrilling match against Oxford. Hill-Wood’s resilience and skill demonstrated during this game were remarkable as he batted for nearly five hours, scoring a magnificent 81 runs. His outstanding contribution played a vital role in securing a remarkable win for his team.

Following his successful university career, Hill-Wood’s talent caught the attention of the cricketing community, earning him a place in Archie MacLaren’s touring side to Australia and New Zealand in the winter of 1922. Although Hill-Wood enjoyed only moderate success throughout the tour, his performance in the penultimate match against Victoria proved to be exceptional. Coming to the crease after MCC had been dismissed for a paltry 71 runs, Hill-Wood batted resolutely, scoring an unbeaten 122 runs in the second innings. Alongside Geoffrey Wilson of Yorkshire, he batted for the entire final day, guiding MCC to a remarkable 282 without loss, securing an honorable draw.

Apart from his cricketing exploits, Hill-Wood had a multifaceted career. He excelled in the banking industry, making significant contributions during his time as a financial advisor to the Royal family. Additionally, during the war, he served admirably in the intelligence service. Hill-Wood’s contributions to society and his achievements in various fields earned him the prestigious Queen’s personal award of the Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 1976.

Throughout his cricketing journey, Hill-Wood remained loyal to Derbyshire, representing the team between 1919 and 1936. Though he played cricket at a time when statistics were not as widely documented, his impact on the field was undeniable. Hill-Wood scored two first-class centuries during his career, with one of them coming against Somerset at Bath in 1923. His dedication to the sport was further demonstrated by his long-standing service on the MCC committee, where he actively contributed to the development and administration of the game.

Sir Wilfred Hill-Wood’s love for cricket extended far beyond his playing days. He remained connected to the sport, serving as a respected figure within the cricketing community. His contributions to the game and his admirable achievements in other realms have immortalized his name in the annals of cricket history.

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Wilfred Hill-Wood Career Stats

Wilfred Hill-Wood Batting Stats

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FC 63 107 4 2848 122* 27.65 - - 3 14 - - 34 0
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Wilfred Hill-Wood Bowling Stats

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FC 63 - 3679 2237 65 5/62 - 34.41 3.64 56.6 - 1 0
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