Samuel Hill-Wood

Samuel Hill-Wood

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Sir Samuel Hill Hill-Wood, 1st Baronet (21 March 1872 – 4 January 1949), born Samuel Hill Wood, was a British businessman, Conservative politician, cricketer and football club chairman.

Early life

Wood was born in Glossop, Derbyshire the son of Samuel Wood, a cotton manufacturer and his wife Annie. His father made his fortune in the cotton industry in Derbyshire during the late 19th century. Samuel Hill Wood was educated at Eton College and was a keen sportsman. He continued to run the cotton business.

Cricket career

Wood made his cricket debut for Derbyshire in the 1894 season, and became their captain in the 1899 season for three seasons. Wood was the only batsman to score 10 runs off one ball in a first-class game. In May 1900, when playing for Derbyshire against MCC, he struck a ball from Cuthbert Burnup and as a result of the netting and an overthrow clocked up ten - a feat which was originally included in the Guinness Book of Records. Wood was a right hand batsman and played 54 innings in 24 first-class matches, with an average of 17.62 and a top score of 81 not out. He took no wickets in the 93 balls he bowled. Under his captaincy Derbyshire were fifteenth in the County Championship in 1899, thirteenth in 1900 and back to fifteenth in 1901.

Football at Glossop

Wood was chairman and owner of Glossop North End funding it up until World War I.His expenditure was estimated to be more...
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