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Full name Nik George Hitartzidis
Born July 23, 1986, Burnie, Tasmania
Current age 28 years 148 days
Major teams Tasmania Under-15s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
His club is Devonport Orions. He has represented the North West team in several age groups, and is now making his Tasmanian debut with the Secondary Schools Under 15 team in the series played at Buderim. He plays basketball and Australian football. His brother Billy represents North West at cricket and soccer in under age teams. Schools: Nixon Street Primary; Reece High.
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