Hill, JC

Name: Hill, John 'Jack' Charles
Date of Birth: 25 June 1923 (d 11 August 1974)
Career: 1941/42 - 1963/64
Teams: Melbourne, St Kilda
Matches: 218
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: Right Arm Leg Spin


"Hill was a brisk leg-spin bowler who took a wicket with his first ball for the Vics in 1945/46. He toured England (1953) and the West Indies (1955), although the emergence of Richie Benaud certainly restricted Hill's chances for Australia. Hill won St.Kilda's bowling average six times and was renowned for his vociferous appeals which earned him the nickname ""Snarler"". He was the leading wicket-taker in District cricket twice - in 1945/46 (68 wickets @ 10.52) and 1961/62 (46 @ 9.32) and headed the VCA bowling averages three times - in 1945/46, 1961/62 and 1963/64 (22 @ 11.22). Hill was a key member of the Saints' 1961/62 premiership team.

For Victoria, Hill received few opportunities in the late 1940s with Johnson, Ring, Tribe and Iverson doing most of the spin bowling. Hill played 38 first class matches for the State, taking 125 wickets @ 23.17. He took 5 or more wickets in an innings on five occasions, with best figures of 7/51 against South Australia at the MCG in 1952/53. In all first class cricket, Hill took 218 wickets @ 23.12, with 10/65 (5/50 & 5/15) against Guyana at Georgetown his best match performance."


Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s

Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
7950 612 12.99 8/21 34 2