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Paul Hibbert      

Full name Paul Anthony Hibbert

Born July 23, 1952, Brunswick, Victoria

Died November 27, 2008, Essendon, Victoria (aged 56 years 127 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Nickname Dasher

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 15 13 7.50 89 16.85 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 78 134 10 4790 163 38.62 9 25 38 0
List A 13 13 0 225 56 17.30 0 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 78 656 285 15 4/28 19.00 2.60 43.7 0 0
List A 13 56 44 1 1/14 1/14 44.00 4.71 56.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 2-6, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1974-1987
List A span 1975-1987
Profile

Paul Hibbert was a tall, dark, stodgy opening batsman who played once for Australia, against India at Brisbane in the opening Test of the troubled 1977-78 summer, making a 77-ball 13 and 2. "He was a bit unlucky to make his debut on a greentop at the Gabba," former Victoria captain Ray Bright said. "If it had been a flat deck at Adelaide, who knows how he would have gone? It's all a matter of opportunity." His call-up came on the back of a remarkable feat of self-denial at Melbourne, where he made a century against the touring Indians without hitting a single boundary, only the second batsmen to make a hundred without finding the rope (the other was former Derbyshire batsman Alan Hill, who made 103 for Orange Free State v Griqualand West in 1976-77). For his state he was reliable, improving with age as he passed 800 runs in 1983-84 and finishing his career with 725 runs in 1985-86. He was also a useful medium pace seamer. His later years were troubled and dogged by alcoholism.
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