Len Hill mixed playing professional football with county cricket, representing Glamorgan between 1964 and 1976.
Hill was a wing-half with Newport County from 1962 until 1973, although he had a brief spell with Swansea Town in the early 1970`s. Owing to his football commitments, Hill never played a full season for Glamorgan until the mid 1970`s.
The stubborn right-handed batsman enjoyed a successful summer in 1974 and won his county cap after a number of fine innings, including a match winning knock against Hampshire at Cardiff where the fiery Andy Roberts, the West Indian pace bowler, had reduced Glamorgan to 41/7 in their first innings. Hill made a brave 90 in their second innings as Glamorgan made a successful run chase, and his doughty efforts were worthy of a century.
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Dr.A.K.Hignell)