County Stats (19/20 season)
Not many folk can reflect on 2020 with a great deal of fondness for obvious reasons. All-rounder George Hill, however, certainly can.
This was the year he broke through to prove he can mix it at first-team level having already helped England Under 19s claim some silverware in the one-day World Cup in South Africa.
Born in Keighley and educated at Sedbergh School, just like Harry Brook and fellow young gun Matthew Revis, Hill took advantage of the unavailability of more senior White Rose players to play two Bob Willis Trophy and four Vitality Blast fixtures.
He played four-day home games against Derbyshire and Lancashire, taking one wicket with his seamers. He also struck once in his quartet of Blast outings.
He posted a best of 29 in the lower middle order in that aforementioned Roses clash, a rain-affected draw.
At the start of the year, he was England’s vice captain at the South African World Cup, where they won the Plate title, effectively ranking them as the best of the teams not to qualify out of the group stage.
The now 20-year-old played four matches, and produced eye-catching performances of 90 with the bat in a win over Sri Lanka having already taken 4-12 in victory over Nigeria.
He is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm seamers.
He has represented Yorkshire at Under 14s, 15s, 16s and 17s as well as the club’s Academy side and their second team.
He first wore the White Rose as an Under 14 in 2015, hitting an unbeaten 56 in his third match – against Lancashire at New Rover CC in Leeds.
He has hit three Academy centuries to date, twice in 2018 and the other in his first appearance of 2019.
He has regularly batted at three and four for the second team and the Academy.
His career best for the Under 19s was 91 in an away Test Match against Bangladesh in Chittagong in February 2019. His aforementioned Nigerian four-for was his best haul with the ball.
Hill signed his maiden professional contract at Emerald Headingley in June 2019.