A Career Best

Congratulations to George Hill. Yesterday, George scored a career best 71 in first-class and County Championship matches at Northamptonshire’s County Ground.

In only his second LV= Insurance County Championship match, George shone for Yorkshire on day one against Northants.

Due to injuries, George dealt admirably with the added pressure of opening the batting for the first time.

After winning the toss Yorkshire decided to bat.

On a rain interrupted day, George went about building an innings of substance.

While wickets fell around him, George steadily accumulated runs. There is little doubt, Yorkshire’s position would have been dire without George’s innings. Nevertheless, after being dismissed for 158, they remained in trouble.

It took George 104 balls to reach an all-important maiden half-century in the County Championship. As Yorkshire struggled, his invaluable 71 runs (1 six, 8 fours) off 170 balls became the day’s sole highlight for the White Rose County.

After making two appearances in the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy, George made his County Championship debut in the Roses match this May. A month earlier, he made a magnificent eye-catching 207 for Yorkshire’s Second IX against Gloucestershire.

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