Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Worcs Legend Hick Returning To New Road On Friday And Saturday

Worcs Legend Hick Returning To New Road On Friday And Saturday

Worcestershire batting legend Graeme Hick will be returning to New Road on Friday and Saturday.

Hick is being interviewed by Worcestershire CCC president, Lord King of Lothbury, in a function which forms part of the Club's 150th Anniversary Year celebrations on Friday starting at 7pm (£30 members, £35 no members).

Then on Saturday he will be in charge of the Australian Under-19 side which will be taking part in the final Royal London One-Day International with England Under-19s at New Road, 10.30am start.

The series is interestingly poised at 1-1 with two matches remaining, tomorrow's game at Grace Road, Leicester before heading to New Road for the climax.

Hick is guaranteed a warm welcome at a ground which he graced as a player for 25 years and was such a key component in a side which dominated county cricket in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

He scored 136 first class 100s and amassed 41,112 runs at an average of 52.23, played in 65 Tests for England and 120 ODIs.

Hick also scored 22,059 List A runs with another 40 hundreds at an average of 41.30 before deciding to retire at the end of the 2008 season.

In 2013 he was appointed high performance coach at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence and works with the Under-19 and 'A' sides.