|Full name||Joseph John Hills|
|Born||14 October 1897|
Plumstead, London, England
|Died||21 September 1969 (aged 71)|
Westbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 11 April 2021
Life and careerEdit
Hills played professional football as a goalkeeper, moving to Wales when he was signed by Cardiff City in 1924. He also played for Swansea Town and Fulham before a serious injury to his right arm in 1927 ended his career.
Hills played 107 cricket matches for Glamorgan and Wales between 1926 and 1931. A wicket keeper and right-handed batsman, he took 95 catches, completed four stumpings, and scored 3474 runs at an average of 21.57 with a top score of 166 among his seven centuries. In 1929 he shared an unbroken ninth-wicket partnership of 203 with Johnnie Clay which is still a county record; at one stage they added 150 runs in 65 minutes. Glamorgan did not renew his contract after the 1931 season owing to the club's financial difficulties.
- "Joe Hills". Glamorgan Cricket Archives. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
- Wisden 1971, p. 1034.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 89. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
- "Joe Hills". Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
- "Glamorgan v Worcestershire 1929". Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
- "Joe Hills as Umpire in First-Class Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 April 2021.