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Q&A #5 : Hugh Dyson

Q&A #5 : Hugh Dyson

21 Apr 2020

The latest Q&A session is with Hill stalwart and current Vice Chairman Hugh Dyson.


Q1. How many years have you been a member at the Hill?    

A1. 57



Q2. What other clubs/teams have you played for? 

A2.  Backworth, Northumberland, Northumbria Police, British Police



Q3. What’s your best performance for the Hill?

A3. Don’t remember figures but definitely 8 for ?



Q4. What was your most memorable game and season at the Hill?   

A4. Best game 1st Aug. 1964. Ashington vs BH. A timed match ended in a draw but at the time Ashington had Rohan Kanhai and were top of the table. BH 182 Ashington 166 – 9



Q5. Best player you have played with for the Hill? and elsewhere? 

A5. Difficult because my time was prior to Premier league.



Q6. Best player you have played against?

A6. Batsman - Rohan Kanhai, Bolwer - Derek Underwood, Wk - Alan Knott.



Q7. Most feared opponent’s when playing for the Hill or other team?

A7. Never feared anyone



Q8. Best ground’s played at?   

A8. Old Trafford



Q9. Team you always love to beat? 

A9. County Club



Q10. If you could make one change to NEPL what would it be? 

A10. Simplify points system.



Q11. Advise for young cricketers? 

A11. Play at the highest level you can. You learn more



Q12. Favourite cricketers of all time? Batsman, Bowler and WK.

A12. Viv Richards, Fred Trueman, Alan Knott



Q13. Your best ever Hill XI

A13 The XI I picked are made up of people I have played with over my many years at the Hill, have to include myself of course.

P.Atkinson (c), P.Nicholson (wk), M.Younger, W.J.Smalley, N.C.D.Craig, S Robertson, N.Hamilton, J.T.Hounsome, S.Allen, H.M.Dyson, T.J.Bell


Q14. Desert Island Album ? Song ? Book ? 

A14. Has to be Brian Johnson & Jonathan Agnew commentary



Q15. Finally, funniest memory on a cricket field.        

A15. Wicket keeper was Tony Bartram who was good but thought he was the best. Stuart Robertson threw ball to him which landed ankle height. TB indicated it should be over top of bails. SR indicated 2 fingers!  TB “ #**#**# bank managers ...... wouldn’t let them into my club”




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