23 July 1952|
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
|Died||27 November 2008
Essendon, Victoria, Australia
|Bowling style||left-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 284)||2 December 1977 v India|
|Last Test||2 December 1977 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|1974–75 – 1986–87||Victoria|
|Source: CricketArchive, 28 November 2008|
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. He was the batting coach at Essendon Cricket Club and the club coach of the Preston Druids Cricket Club.
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.
He leapt into test contention at the beginning of the 1977-78 summer when he scored a century against the touring Indian side. 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. He failed twice and was dropped for the second test, being replaced by John Dyson.
Hibbert continued play for Victoria for many seasons.
Hibbert suffered from alcoholism. He was survived by a wife and two children.
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