Paul Hibbert

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Paul Hibbert
Personal information
Born (1952-07-23)23 July 1952
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Died 27 November 2008(2008-11-27) (aged 56)
Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Batting style left-handed
Bowling style left-arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 284) 2 December 1977 v India
Last Test 2 December 1977 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1974–75 – 1986–87 Victoria
Career statistics
Competition Tests FC List A
Matches 1 78 13
Runs scored 15 4,790 225
Batting average 7.50 38.62 17.30
100s/50s –/– 9/25 1/–
Top score 13 163 56
Balls bowled 656 50
Wickets 15 1
Bowling average 19.00 44.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/28 1/14
Catches/stumpings 1/– 38/– 4/–
Source: CricketArchive, 28 November 2008

Paul Anthony Hibbert (23 July 1952 – 27 November 2008) was an Australian cricketer who played in one Test in 1977. He was born in Brunswick, Victoria.

Hibbert is one of only two men to make a century in first-class cricket without hitting a boundary, a record he shares with Alan Hill.[1] He was the batting coach at Essendon Cricket Club and the club coach of the Preston Druids Cricket Club.

He died in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon in 2008.[2]

Career[edit]

Hibbert was selected for the Victorian squad in 1974-75 after a strong club season in which he had scored 486 runs at an average of 69.[3]

He leapt into test contention at the beginning of the 1977-78 summer when he scored a century against the touring Indian side.[4] Although this was only Hibbert's first century at first class level there was an absence of in-form openers at the time.

Hibbert was eventually selected in the Australian side for the first test against India, the only specialist opener.[5] He failed twice and was dropped for the second test, being replaced by John Dyson.

Hibbert continued play for Victoria for many seasons.

Personal[edit]

Hibbert suffered from alcoholism. He was survived by a wife and two children.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Hibbert". Player profile. Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  2. ^ Horan, Michael (2008-11-28). "Ex-Test bat Paul Hibbert dead". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Two new players to tour.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 4 February 1975. p. 15. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "SIX-WICKET WIN TO INDIANS.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 15 November 1977. p. 20. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Six new players named.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 24 November 1977. p. 30. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Ron Reed, "Hibbert's battling innings comes to a sad end", Herald Sun 5 December 2008 accessed 11 December 2014

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