Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
Durham in ZIM (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Andrew Mark Jefferson Hilditch

Born

May 20, 1956, North Adelaide, South Australia

Age

67y 283d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

RELATIONS

(father-in-law),

(son)

Other

Selector

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.
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Andrew Hilditch Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests18340107311931.55--261034130
ODIs8802267228.2547647.470115010
FC15627613996223037.87--2055--1010
List A42404122410934.00--26--110

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests18------------
ODIs8------------
FC156-43619741/5-49.252.71109.0-00
List A42-14410721/171/1753.504.4572.0000
Andrew Hilditch - Portrait

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Test
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Debut/Last Matches of Andrew Hilditch

Recent Matches of Andrew Hilditch

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
South Aust vs West Aust16 & 55--28-Feb-1992PerthFC
South Aust vs Victoria63 & 381/1521-Feb-1992AdelaideFC
South Aust vs Tasmania76--13-Feb-1992HobartFC
South Aust vs Queensland5 & 137--07-Feb-1992AdelaideFC
South Aust vs NSW68 & 9--31-Jan-1992SydneyFC

Photos of Andrew Hilditch

Andrew Hilditch announces Australia's Test squad to tour South Africa
Doug Bollinger, Andrew Hilditch and Greg Chappell at Australia's net session
Doug Bollinger, Andrew Hilditch and Greg Chappell at Australia's net session
Andrew Hilditch and Greg Chappell at Australia's net session
Andrew Hilditch, Michael Clarke and Nathan Hauritz escape the rain at the announcement of Australia's Ashes squad
Andrew Hilditch and Ricky Ponting at the announcement of Australia's Ashes squad