Cricket

Hilfenhaus calls time on first-class career

2016-02-24 12:33
Ben Hilfenhaus (File)

Hobart - Former Australia Test bowler Ben Hilfenhaus has announced his retirement from first-class cricket, but plans to continue playing with Melbourne Renegades in the domestic Twenty20 competition.

The 32-year-old paceman, who played 27 Tests for Australia, the last in 2012, took 99 wickets.

He has played only one Sheffield Shield first-class match for Tasmania this season as he struggled to find form after returning early from England's county season, where he played for Lancashire, with a hip injury.

Hilfenhaus, a former bricklayer, told the Cricket Australia website on Wednesday "I've had to make a decision with regards to my body not being able to perform at the level I'd like in four-day cricket anymore."

Read more on:    australia  |  ben hilfenhaus  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who should open the batting alongside Dean Elgar in SA's four-Test series against England in July?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.