Picture of James Hildreth

James Hildreth

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
England, England A, Somerset Cricket Board, England Under-19, Somerset, Marylebone Cricket Club
Roles played:
Home country:
September 09, 1984, Milton Keynes


Described as a “great nursery for the game of cricket”, the Millfield School bred yet another extraordinary cricketing talent in James Hildreth, among many others. A right-hand batsman and an occasional seamer, Hildreth represented England at all age-group levels, including the Under-19 World Cup of 2003-04 in Bangladesh.

With a solid background of age-group cricket, Hildreth made a promising start to his career as he debuted for Somerset in 2003, and a year later, went on to score his maiden first-class century. His team-mates at Taunton rated him as an exceptional cricketer, including his captain, Justin Langer. Despite a dream start, Hildreth couldn’t convert his talent into consistency and his average was anything below 40. But in 2009, he refused to be written off as he put up a monstrous, unbeaten innings of 303 against Warwickshire at Taunton.

Fast Facts

  • James Hildreth became the first Englishman to score over 300 runs in an innings for Somerset.
  • He is an all-round sportsman who, as a teenager played hockey for the West of England, tennis and squash for the South, rugby for Millfied and soccer for Luton Town.
  • Hildreth won the prestigious NBC Denis Compton Award for three successive years – 2003, 04, 05.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
CLT20 9 8 137 0 17.12 95.13 0 0 39
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
CLT20 2 0 1


Somerset Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Somerset Vs Mumbai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Oct 08, 2011