Friday 13 June 2008 

Graeme Hick Set For More Record-Breaking Exploits

Worcestershire legend, Graeme Hick, is set to break the world record for the number of competitive matches played at the highest level. The record is currently held by Graham Gooch with 1195 matches.

Hick will equal this total in the Twenty20 Cup game at Glamorgan on Sunday 15th June and he should fittingly break the record against Warwickshire Bears at New Road on Tuesday 17th June in front of his home supporters.

See below for a summary of forthcoming milestones.

GRAEME HICK RECORDS (As of 13th June 2008).

First Class batting (40,685 runs in 519 matches).

600 more runs to overtake Andy Sandham (41,284) and become 14th on all time career runs scored. Colin Cowdrey is 13th at 42,719. The next highest current player is Mark Ramprakash with 31,057 runs.

8 scores of 50+ would mean 300 scores of 50+ in 1st class cricket.

8th in the list of most centuries scored with 135, next on list is Frank Woolley on 145. Highest current player is Mark Ramprakash on 99.

List A batting (21,912 runs in 645 matches).

300 more runs to overtake Graham Gooch (22,211) and become 1st on all time list of career List A runs scored.

5 more scores of 50+ to overtake Gooch's record of 50+ scores in List A cricket (183).

5 more hundreds to overtake Gooch (44) and become 2nd on all time centuries scored list behind Sachin Tendulkar, the only player to score over 50 one-day centuries.

Twenty/20 batting (1,017 runs in 29 matches).

8th in all time list of runs scored. Next on the list is Scott Styris with 1,096 runs.

Batting in all forms of cricket (including Twenty/20) (63,614 runs).

1,386 more runs in all competitions would take him to 65,000 career runs.
2nd in all time list.
3,444 more runs to overtake Gooch (67,057) and becoming leading run scorer ever.
2nd in all time century list on 177 - Hobbs on 199.
19 more scores of 50+ to reach 500 50+ scores.

Catches one day (284)

14th on all time list, all others above are specialist wicket keepers.

Catches in all forms of cricket (987)

22nd on all time list.
13 more catches to reach 1,000 catches.
32 more catches to become leading non- wicketkeeper catcher in history, to pass Frank Woolley on 1,018.

Matches in all forms of cricket (1,193)

3 more matches to break Gooch's 1195 competitive matches in history.

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