Born in Zimbabwe but raised in Perth, Hilton Cartwright is lining up for the Scorchers in BBL|02 after coming in on the eve of the tournament to replace the injured Pat Cummins.
The right hand batsman and right arm medium pace bowler was educated at Wesley College, in the year below another outstanding all-rounder at the school, Mitchell Marsh. He represented WA at the National Under 17 titles but was unable to replicate that in the Under 19s.
Knuckling down for his local side South Perth, Hilton scored a heap of runs and took wickets to force his way into the WACA Development Squad. A string of performances for the Sky Blues and the WA team in the Toyota Futures League saw him progress to the Warriors side, where he played three RYOBI Cup matches before his BBL call-up.