T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Ben Hilfenhaus - Hilfy

  • Date of Birth15/03/1983
  • Lives inHobart
  • PositionBowler
  • Weight88kg
  • Height186cm
  • Bat UsedKookaburra
  • Bowling StyleRight-arm fast medium
  • Batting StyleRight-hand
  • Favourite Shot/BallOut swinger
  • StatusFit

Hilfenhaus or ‘Hilfy’ as he is known grew up in Ulverstone in the North West of Tasmania.  The 31-year old, Hobart based, strongly built paceman is also an avid golfer with an impressive handicap of 8 and loves to play the Playstation. 

After not playing a match for the Hurricanes last season due to injuries Hilfy came back with a bang in the opening match of BBL|03 against the Brisbane Heat. However it wasn't with the ball where he made Twitter go into meltdown but with the bat as he smashed a final over 6 at the Gabba and the Hurricanes chased down a record 211 for a historic win.

An introvert, Hilfenhaus surprised his friends and family when he appeared shirtless as Mr September in the Men for All Seasons calendar in 2009. Hilfenhaus has recently become a father with he and his wife Meri welcoming little William in October.  If given the chance, would like to be Michael Schumacher for the day.


Hilfy will lead a strong bowling line-up and his energy, experience and ability to swing the ball will add another dimension to our pace attack Allister de Winter


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