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Hill pens first professional contract

Current first team captain George Hill has signed his first professional contract with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Hill has been playing for the Yorkshire Academy side for the last two years. He also made his second-team debut in 2017.

It has been a brilliant year for Hill. Having been announced as club captain before the start of the School year, Hill has gone on to represent the England Young Lions on tour in Bangladesh earlier this year. This came off the back of being part of a winter training camp that travelled out to India in December.

Back in March, Hill received the Cricket Society’s Wetherall Award for the best all-round School’s Cricketer. Travelling down to The Oval, Hill received his award from former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm before speaking brilliantly to those in attendance.

“I’m unbelievably pleased,” said Hill. “It’s kind of cliched but every cricketers dream is to be able to play cricket professionally, something that I’ve loved since being a kid. To be able to fulfil that and do it as a job is just incredible. Hill made a notable mention to Our Head of Cricket, Martin Speight who has coached Hill from the age of 12. “He has been hugely influential on me being where I am today.”

Hill is one of several promising young players that Yorkshire County Cricket Club have retained. You can read the full story by clicking HERE.

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