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?
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”