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Injured Hick misses farewell game


Interview: Graeme Hick talks to Midlands Today's Ian Winter

Graeme Hick is to miss his own farewell to English cricket through injury.

The 42-year-old Worcestershire legend was due to bow out of county cricket following Sunday's final game, the Pro40 play-off against Glamorgan.

But he aggravated the elbow injury that has plagued him all season in Sunday's defeat to Middlesex at Kidderminster.

And he has now pulled out of his side's final Championship clash this week, also with Middlesex, to bring his glittering county career to an end.

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Archive: Sportsnight profile of Hick in 1991

The Zimbabwe-born batsman scored 136 first-class hundreds, accumulating more than 64,000 runs in all forms of the game.

In 11 Championship games this season he averages just under 46, to leave Worcestershire eight points from promotion to Division One with just this week's one game against Middlesex remaining.

Hick told Setanta Sports News: "Unfortunately with my elbow not being right, I didn't really enjoy the fielding side of it.

"I don't feel like I did my job properly on Sunday [when he scored 14 from 26 balls].

"I'm not 100%. I made my decision as if it were mid-season and whether or not I felt I would do myself, and the rest of the guys, justice on the field.

"The decision was made without the added emotion of it being my last game."

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Archive: Hick's unbeaten 118 against Windies

see also
Worcs to honour Hick and Graveney
10 Sep 08 |  Worcestershire
Hick to retire at end of season
02 Sep 08 |  Worcestershire

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