- D.O.B.: 14/02/1992
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Australian
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast/Medium
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket Australia Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Recent teams: Western Australia (Sheffield Shield), Melbourne Stars (Big Bash League)
- Entry route: UK Passport
- Available: April to September
Hilton Cartwright is a Zimbabwean-born Australian International cricketer who plays for Western Australia and the Melbourne Stars. A big-hitting Right-hander, Hilton is also a tidy Right-arm Medium/Fast Seamer. He first appeared on the domestic scene with Western Australia as a 20-year old in the Ryobi One-Day Cup in 2017.
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, at the age of 11, Hilton emigrated to Australia with his family after their tobacco farm was occupied. They settled in Perth, where he attended Wesley College, impressing the locals with his cricket skills and joined South Perth DCC.
Hilton pushed his way into the Western Australia Under-17 Championship team and subsequently progressed to the Futures League side in early 2012. After good form the Futures League, Hilton was selected to debut for Western Australia’s team for the 2012–13 Ryobi One-Day Cup against Victoria at the MCG in November 2012 and the following month, was named in the Perth Scorchers’ squad for the 2012–13 Big Bash League season. He made his first-class debut in January 2013, against New South Wales.
By 24, Hilton had made his Test debut for Australia against Pakistan in January 2017, having earlier played for Australia A and the National Performance Squad. In January 2017 he won the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year prize awarded by Cricket Australia.
He’s gone on to have stints with Middlesex & Derbyshire in the County game along with appearances for the Oval Invincibles in the 2022 edition of The Hundred.
Seeking a return to the UK next summer, Hilton will be one of the most sought after player’s available for the season.