Andrew Hilditch

Andrew Hilditch

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Andrew Mark Jefferson Hilditch (born 20 May 1956, North Adelaide, South Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 18 Tests and 8 ODIs from 1979 to 1985. He played for New South Wales from 1977 to 1981 and for South Australia from 1982 to 1992. He has been an Australian cricket selector since 1996.

Early career

Hilditch made his First-class debut for New South Wales against Tasmania in Hobart in February 1977, scoring 5 and 42. Tasmania was not yet in the Sheffield Shield and the NSW side was mostly full of younger players, including Graeme Hughes would make his name as a rugby league player for Canterbury-Bankstown.

Hilditch played a further four matches for NSW in 1977/78 when the NSW side was weakened through the loss of players to World Series Cricket. He filled in as NSW captain in only his third match for them.

First time in Australian team

The 1978/79 season was the breakthrough for Hilditch, establishing himself as a regular opener in the NSW side, scoring 778 runs at 45.76. His maiden first-class century came in his birth city of Adelaide, scoring 124 against South Australia. He also scored 93 against the touring England team.

With England leading the six-Test series 4-1, Hilditch was selected to make his Test debut in the final Test in Sydney. He scored just 3 and 1 but was retained for the following two-Test series against Pakistan.

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