NCCA Championship: Michael Hill shrugs off disappointment to enter the record books

Michael Hill scored centuries in both innings against Lincolnshire.

Michael Hill drove up to Cleethorpes on Saturday night on a bit of a downer… but left the seaside last Tuesday as part of an exclusive Staffordshire club.

The left-handed batsman made a duck for his club Bridgnorth before a three-hour drive up to the east coast for Staffs’ NCCA Championship Division One East clash against Lincolnshire.

He shrugged off his club disappointment, though, to make centuries in each innings of the county game – becoming just the fifth Staffordshire player to do so.

Kadeer Ali (twice), Ross Salmon, Phil Oliver and Keith Bell had previously achieved the feat before Hill added his name to the list.

The 31-year-old compiled 104 in the first innings before making 110 second time around – a stark contrast to how events had unfolded for Bridgnorth when he was trapped lbw by former West Indies paceman Jerome Taylor in Saturday’s game against Barnards Green.

“I got a second-ball duck on Saturday, so I wasn’t brimming with confidence heading up to Cleethorpes,” said Hill.

“I has the bit between my teeth, though, and just wanted to go out there and contribute for the team.

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Pictured: Michael Hill scored centuries in both innings of Staffordshire’s NCCA Championship game against Lincolnshire at Cleethorpes.