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OS George Hill wins prestigious award for second year

For the second consecutive year, Old Sedberghian George Hill (W 14-19) has won The Cricket Society’s Wetherell Award for the Leading All-Rounder in Schools Cricket.

This is only the fourth time since the inception of the award (1967) that it has been won in two consecutive years by the same individual. Hill is only the second Sedberghian to win the award, along with Jordan Clark (W 05-09) who won the award in 2007. There are a number of previous winners who have gone on to represent England, the most recent being current international Sam Curran, who won the award back in 2014.

Following two years in their academy, Hill signed a professional contract with Yorkshire last summer. He has continued to improve and impress, featuring for England Under 19s across all 3 formats of the game.

Hill was named Vice Captain of the England U19 team that went out to South Africa in January, for the U19 Cricket World Cup. During the tournament, Hill captained England to a comfortable victory over Japan and also starred as man of the match in two fixtures; taking 4 wickets for 12 runs against Nigeria and scoring an impressive 90 runs off 93 balls in the Plate semi-final against Zimbabwe. England went on to defeat Sri Lanka in the Plate final.

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