Basil Hill-Wood biography

Basil Hill-Wood

Cricket Player

1900 – 1954


Who was Basil Hill-Wood?

Sir Basil Samuel Hill Hill-Wood, 2nd Baronet was an English solicitor, baronet and cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1919 and 1925.

Hill-Wood was born at Chelsea, London, the eldest son of Sir Samuel Hill-Wood, 1st Baronet and his wife Hon Rachel Bateman-Hanbury. His father was Member of Parliament and had also played cricket for Derbyshire. He was educated at Eton and became a solicitor.

Hill-Wood made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1919 season when he took 4 wickets and scored 24 in a single innings against Northamptonshire. He played two more games in 1919 and next played two games for Derbyshire in the 1921 season. He took part in an MCC tour of New Zealand in 1922/23 and was a regular in the Derbyshire side in the 1923 season. He played again for Derbyshire in the 1925 season in which year he also played club and old school games. Hill-Wood was a right hand batsman and played 35 innings for Derbyshire in 22 matches. His top score was 61 and his average 16.29. He was a right arm fast medium bowler and took 45 wickets at an average 31.24. His best match count was 6 for 74.

Hill-Wood inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1949. He died at Farley Hill, Berkshire at the age of 54.

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Feb 5, 1900
  • England
  • Eton College
Jul 3, 1954

on July 23, 2013


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