An all-rounder set for a mountainous career

George Hill only made his first-team debut for Yorkshire in 2020, but he has quickly developed into a linchpin squad member. With bat or ball, no task is too tall.

Hill, a former England Under 19 – he was vice captain of their 50-over World Cup campaign in early 2020, is part of the Sedbergh School set, developing under the watchful eye of Martin Speight alongside county colleagues Harry Brook and Matthew Revis.

A versatile top order batter and a skilful seamer, Hill scored a second-team double century at the start of 2021, with his 207 underpinning a first-innings score of 620-6 dec against Gloucestershire at Bristol – the county’s then record total.

Hill started 2022 opening the batting in the LV= Insurance County Championship and ended it batting at three. He also batted at four through the One-Day Cup campaign. The only format he has yet to cement his place in is T20.

In 2022, he scored his first three centuries in first-team cricket; 151 not out and 131 in Championship matches at Northamptonshire and Hampshire as well as 130 in a 50-over win against Worcestershire at Scarborough. Towards the end of the season, in the first innings of the Roses draw at Old Trafford, he returned a brilliant 6-48 with his rapidly improving seamers.

In 2023, he scored 694 Championship runs added to 19 wickets, including a century and a best of 4-43.

He warmed up for 2024 with a successful spell of club cricket in New Zealand for the Christchurch-based club Weedons.

Hill is a Yorkshire Academy product who represented the age-groups from Under 14s onwards.

UPDATED: Feb 2024.

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