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Andrew Hilditch      

Full name Andrew Mark Jefferson Hilditch

Born May 20, 1956, North Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 58 years 95 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, South Australia

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Selector

Relation Father-in-law - RB Simpson, Son - JR Hilditch

Andrew Mark Jefferson Hilditch
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 34 0 1073 119 31.55 2 6 103 4 13 0
ODIs 8 8 0 226 72 28.25 476 47.47 0 1 15 0 1 0
First-class 156 276 13 9962 230 37.87 20 55 101 0
List A 42 40 4 1224 109 34.00 2 6 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 156 436 197 4 1/5 49.25 2.71 109.0 0 0
List A 42 144 107 2 1/17 1/17 53.50 4.45 72.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 10-14, 1979 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 24, 1979 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 3, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1992
List A span 1977-1992
Profile

Andrew Hilditch was a qualified solicitor, but one who lacked the IQ to cut out the hook, a stroke that consistently brought about his downfall. Both his Test centuries came in the space of three innings, against West Indies and England in a purple patch in 1984-85, but his penchant for the fatal cross-bat shot soon became a standing joke on that England tour of 1985 when he was Allan Border's vice-captain. He played only one Test after that - and was out twice hooking Richard Hadlee. Hilditch had no reasonable defence, and was dumped for good as Australia turned to Geoff Marsh and David Boon. It was strangely out of character: Hilditch was generally a composed batsman and a responsible player - he was made captain of New South Wales after only two first-class games. He was also Test cricket's second handled-the-ball victim: at Perth in 1978-79, Hilditch was the non-striker when he returned a loose throw to the bowler, Sarfraz Nawaz. Sarfraz appealed and Hilditch was given out. The Adelaide-based Hilditch was appointed as a national selector in 1996-97 and along with illustrious names like Allan Border, Trevor Hohns and David Boon, he helped guide Australia to world dominance at both Test and one-day level. He was appointed as the panel's chairman in April 2006 when Trevor Hohns walked away.
Rob Smyth

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Oct 17, 2011

Andrew Hilditch, the chairman of selectors, announces Australia's Test squad to tour South Africa, Adelaide Oval, October 17

Andrew Hilditch announces Australia's Test squad to tour South Africa

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Nov 24, 2010

Andrew Hilditch and Greg Chappell at Australia's net session, Brisbane, November 24, 2010

Andrew Hilditch and Greg Chappell at Australia's net session

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Nov 24, 2010

Doug Bollinger, Andrew Hilditch and Greg Chappell at Australia's net session, Brisbane, November 24, 2010

Doug Bollinger, Andrew Hilditch and Greg Chappell at Australia's net session

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