Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Farewell Hick!

Today Graeme Hick has announced his retirement from County Cricket as of the end of this season. At the ripe old age of 42 (and 102 days) Hick has played his fair share of cricket and is a name that will be remembered for years as one of the great run scorers in First Class and One Day cricket.

Hick as you will know appeared for England in the ODI arena as well as in Test matches; the latter was less succesful but neither saw Hick truly excel (a bit of a Hick-up some might say); it was in the county game that Hick has broken records and made his name one to remember. The most notable of records being the most prolific run scorer in any form of cricket with over 70,000 runs! As well as being 8th in the all time chart of the most hundreds scored in first class cricket with 136. Hick made a top score of 405*, one of the great innings that will be remembered just as well as Brian Lara's slightly bigger world record of 501.

Worcestershire was his true home and they will sorely miss such a cricketing great. I salute you Graeme Hick, you have been wonderful to watch; you've played county cricket for more years than i've been alive, that is a true achievement and i sincerely hope we see the name Hick soon in a new role in the cricketing world; Commentator? Coach? Writer? Cricket Tour Holiday Guide (what a sell out)?

A Career spanning 1983/4 to 2008; will anyone ever play this long again??
See Hick's Cricinfo profile Here

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