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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 09:11 GMT 10:11 UK
Veteran Hick still eager to play
Graeme Hick drives through the covers
Hick has scored more first-class tons than WG Grace
Former England batsman Graeme Hick has vowed to carry on playing county cricket for Worcestershire despite one of the poorest summers of his career.

Hick has managed only 787 Championship runs at an average of 32, but insists he has never contemplated retirement.

"Throughout the 20-odd years I have played, this is certainly the worst run of scores that I've had.

"But I am still working as hard as ever at my game. I've got a lot of pride in what I do," he commented.

Hick, now 39, made his Worcestershire debut in 1984 and has scored more than 38,000 first-class runs, including 127 centuries.

He reached three figures against Lancashire at the start of the summer but has struggled since then and has not made a fifty since June.

"Sometimes you can go out there and try as hard as you can and you get a good ball or, on our wickets, balls that you sometimes can't play and just walk off," said Hick.

"I've certainly no intention of retiring at the moment. I want to carry on playing as long as I am enjoying the game as I am. I've got no intention of packing in as yet.

"I've got a year left of my contract and I'll see how I feel at the end of next year," he added.

Hick growing old gracefully
29 Apr 05 |  Worcestershire


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