Former Derbyshire batsman Alan Hill to guest speak at Bassetlaw Umpires Association

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FORMER Derbyshire opening batsman Alan ‘Bud’ Hill will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Bassetlaw Umpires Association at Cuckney Cricket Club on Saturday.

Alan, who hails from Buxworth in the High Peak, joined Derbyshire’s County Juniors in 1965, progressed through to the second XI in 1970 and made his county debut in 1972.

Alan received his county cap in 1976 and won the man of the match award on five occasions in one-day competitions.

He scored 12,356 first class runs at an average of 30.89 with a highest score of 172 not out against Yorkshire at Abbeydale Park in 1986.

Alan then went on to score 76 not out in the second innings against Yorkshire in a match to remember.

His Derbyshire career spanned 14 years from 1972 to 1986. He also represented Orange Free State in South Africa in 1976/77.

When Alan retired at the end of the 1986 season he became a first class umpire for two seasons.

The meeting starts at 2.30 pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

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