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Ben Hilfenhaus

Bowler

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Hilfenhaus is a qualified Bricklayer. 

Bowler

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AGE
32
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. 


Hilf's hands have a mixed night

Ben Hilfenhaus spilled two difficult catches before taking a routine catch on the boundary as the Stars look to break their BBL semi-final losing streak


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Hilfenhaus routs Scorchers with three

Stars quick Ben Hilfenhaus put on an excellent display of T20 bowling to help skittle the Scorchers for 94 at The Furnace


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Hilfy makes winning start in England

Melbourne Stars and Tasmanian Tigers quick Ben Hilfenhaus picked up two wickets on England domestic T20 debut


Lynn smashes five sixes in a row

Brisbane Heat captain takes ex-Test quick Hilfenhaus for 30 in a single over


Tassie bolstered by Hilfenhaus return

Former Test paceman to play first Shield game of season against Queensland, who rest James Hopes


Faulkner bounces back, Hilfenhaus sent home

Mixed news for Tasmanian duo in English county cricket as Saeed Ajmal returns to his best