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Ron Hooker

Biography

Born at Lower Clapton, London in 1935, Ron Hooker was a right-arm medium pace bowler and right-handed middle order batsman. He represented the county in 300 matches and amassed 8,222 runs (av. 22.16) with five centuries and a top score of 137 versus Kent at Gravesend in 1959. He bagged 490 wickets (av. 27.46) with a best performance of 7 for 18 and he held 301 catches. He hit 1,000 runs in a season twice with a best of 1,449 (av. 30.18) in 1959. He scored an 87 minute hundred in 1966 against Somerset at Weston-Super-Mare when he came to the wicket with Middlesex on 110 for 5, he hit 102 out of 120 and thanks to this the county went on to win the match easily. In one of his last performances for Middlesex in the John Player Sunday League he took six wickets for just six runs as Surrey were dismissed for only 83.

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