Faces of Tamworth: Josh Hazlewood - Tamworth tearaway turned test cricket superstar

Updated June 24 2018 - 4:33am, first published 4:30am
TEST HEROES: Josh Hazlewood (right) at the Tamworth Cup with his fast-bowling teammates Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Photo: Peter Hardin

Spend a bit of time in Tamworth and talk will inexorably turn to tales of a tall lad from Bendemeer. It’s destined to happen. When Josh Hazlewood’s precocious talent for cricket materialised in the form of a baggy green cap, feelings of joy and pride abounded through the countryside, but a sense of surprise was scant. It was destined to happen. Hazlewood has since cemented his place in the Australian line-up and his star continues to rise. Tonight we look back at when Hazlewood made his test debut in 2014.

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