Hings was a right-handed batsman whose bowling style is unknown. He was born at Leicester, Leicestershire. Hings made two first-class appearances for Leicestershire in the 1934 County Championship against Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
In his two first-class appearances, Hings scored a total of 18 runs at an average of 4.50, with a high score of 10.
He died at Loughborough, Leicestershire, sometime in September 1999. His father, John, Senior, played first-class cricket in South Africa.