Hildy in the runs!
The batting of James Hildreth has been one of the success stories of the Somerset season so far and already the 30 year old batsman has notched up three centuries.
Hildy made his debut for Somerset back in 2003 and scored his maiden County Championship century in only his second game for the County against a strong Durham attack at the start of the following season.
Along with the three so far this campaign he has now compiled 31 centuries for Somerset and taken his total number of First Class runs for the County to over 11,500.
This season has seen Hildreth set off at a gallop and he began his season with an 89 and 49 for MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi before scoring 102 in Somerset’s opening First Class fixture with Durham MCCU.
In the LV= County Championship opener with Durham he made 53 and eight which he followed up with 187 and 86 against Middlesex. At Worcester he made 41 and 35 and then against New Zealand he scored 13 and 115.
Adding in his runs for the MCC in March, Hildy has already scored 778 First Class runs this year at an average of 55.5.
The Somerset favourite is well on his way to scoring 1000 First Class runs before the end of May, so here’s hoping that he can achieve that in his next four innings for the County to become the first player in the English domestic season to achieve this rare feat since Graeme Hick in 1988.