Playing Role - Right-Hand Bat & Right-Arm Bowler
County - Yorkshire
Date of Birth - 24 January 2001
George Hill is a talented allrounder who is progressing through the ranks at Yorkshire. Only 18, George has already been noticed by those spotting the next generation of potential cricketing stars.
Born in Bingley, George attended Sedbergh School and led the school’s first XI during his final year (2019). He appeared in four consecutive National Schools Twenty20 Finals Days (2016-2019) and was part of the winning Sedbergh team in 2017.
George scored an unbeaten 136 for Sedbergh vs. Bolton GS in his final home game for the school in 2019.
George has played for Yorkshire from the Under 14s through to the Under 17s. He took a major step forward in 2016 when joining the Yorkshire Academy. In May 2019, George scored a 107 ball 122 (8 fours, 3 sixes) for the Yorkshire Academy in a Yorkshire League match vs. Sessay.
Both Yorkshire and England have seen the potential in George. He made his T20 debut for Yorkshire’s Second XI in May 2017 before playing in Second XI Championship matches.
Yorkshire moved to secure George’s future by offering him his first professional contract. On 14 June 2019, it was announced that George had put pen to paper with the White Rose County.
The 2021 Second XI Championship started on a high for George. In the opening match against Gloucestershire, he made his first century before going on to score 207 as Yorkshire’s Seconds amassed a record breaking 602-8.
George made his County Championship debut in late May 2021 in the Roses match vs. Lancashire.
At international level, George was selected to attend the 2019 England Young Lions winter training camp in Bangalore. He also played in the under 19’s series vs. Bangladesh. In the second Test vs. Bangladesh George scored a first innings 91 and averaged 42.25 in the two-match series. He also recorded his best under 19s ODI bowling figures (3-37) vs. Bangladesh during the final game of the white-ball series.
In July 2019, George was named in the England Under 19’s squad to face India and Bangladesh in a ODI Tri-Nations series.
- 2018 The Cricket Society Wetherell Award for the Leading All-Rounder in Schools Cricket.
George is sponsored by:-
adidas – George is supplied with equipment by adidas.
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(Profile Updated: 30/07/19)