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Ben Hilfenhaus

Bowler

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Did you know?

Hilfenhaus is a qualified Bricklayer. 

Bowler

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AGE
33
HEIGHT
186cmCM
BORN

Ulverstone

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

TAS

TAS
LOCAL CLUB

University

Bio

Ben Hilfenhaus was working as a bricklayer and earning only a rookie contract with Tasmania when picked up 39 wickets in the 2005-06 Sheffield Shield, a state record for a debut season.

The right-armer took 60 wickets the following season as the Tigers won the title, while he also made his international debut in a T20 match against England and was named Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.

Despite earning a Cricket Australia contract, injury meant Hilfenhaus had to wait until 2009 to make his Test debut, against South Africa in Johannesburg.

He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2009 Ashes series that followed, but injury and a dramatic dip in form during the 2010-11 Ashes saw him lose his place in the Test side.

He returned with a bang in 2011-12 series against India, taking 27 wickets at an average of 17.22 in Australia’s 4-0 series win.

He was then ranked the No.6 Test bowler in the world, but he again lost his place as his form dropped slightly and Australia’s pace stocks grew. 


The over that turned the contest

Ben Hilfenhaus took 18 from the 18th over, bowled by young Strikers debutant Wes Agar, to turn an epic contest in the Stars' favour


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Hilfy's heroics see Stars snatch win

Melbourne Stars prevailed by two wickets in a thrilling contest against Adelaide Strikers, getting home by two wickets thanks to Ben Hilfenhaus


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Hilf's stunning cameo gets Stars home

Stars tail-ender Ben Hilfenhaus played arguably the innings of his career, finishing 32 off 24 balls and hitting the winning runs in an MCG thriller


Two out of three ain't bad for Hilfenhaus

The ex-Test paceman's hat-trick ball was a hiccup but his first two deliveries of BBL|06 got the Stars off to the perfect start


Swing king more grunt than glamour

A look back on the Test and first-class career of newly retired fast-bowler Ben Hilfenhaus


Hilfenhaus retires from first-class cricket

Tasmania paceman calls time on longest format but will continue with Melbourne Stars in BBL