Squad Number - 23
Player Sponsor - TBC
Born - Leicester, October 5, 1990
Joined - Leicestershire 2014, previously on Academy
Role - Right hand batsman, wicket-keeper
Teams Represented - Leicestershire, Unicorns
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Leicestershire CCC announced the signing of Academy graduate Lewis Hill on a summer contract for 2014.
Hill, who also played for Leicestershire age groups, earned a deal after impressing in the Second XI, for Lutterworth and for the Unicorns.
The Leicester-born cricketer batted and kept wicket well for the Second XI throughout 2013 and carried out a similar role in 11 List A appearances for the Unicorns.
Hill made a terrific 87 against a strong bowling attack in an intra-club pre-season game before again playing well for the Seconds early in 2014 and that helped to secure a deal.
He said: “I’m really chuffed to sign a contract, it’s what I’ve been aiming for since leaving the Academy. My main aim is to do as well as I can, perform, and keep my standards high.
“Playing for the Unicorns stood me in good stead as I was batting and keeping in first-class cricket. I’ve taken that into this season and the pre-season knock has given me some confidence.
“It’s been a fantastic start to the season for the club and there’s a good mentality around the place. It’s good to see us doing well and this is a great opportunity for me.”