Derbyshire CCC sign Australia Hilton Cartwright
Derbyshire have signed Australia all-rounder, Hilton Cartwright, on a one-month deal to provide cover while Shan Masood is away on international duty with Pakistan.
The 30-year-old will join-up with Derbyshire ahead of the Club’s T20 Tour Match against India at The Incora County Ground on Friday 1 July and will be available for the remainder of the Vitality Blast competition, as well as up to three LV= County Championship matches in July.
Cartwright, who has previous experience of county cricket with Middlesex in 2018, has scored a shade under 1,500 T20 runs at an average of 29, including seven half-centuries and has been picked by Oval Invincibles for this summer’s edition of The Hundred.
The former Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year also played four times for Australia and has enjoyed a successful domestic career with Western Australia, scoring over 3,500 first-class runs at an average of 36, including seven centuries and a top-score of 170 not out.
A batting all-rounder, Cartwright has also claimed 70 career wickets, with best figures of 4-23.
Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said: “Following Shan’s call-up to the Pakistan Test squad for their series next month, we wanted to act quickly to bring in international-quality cover and Hilton will do just that.
“He’s a very talented cricketer and his Sheffield Shield record is one of the best for an all-rounder in Australian cricket right now.
“He’ll come straight into the mix this week and I’m looking forward to working with him during what is a key part of the season for us.”
Cartwright added: “This is a great opportunity for me to test myself in the English domestic game again and work with one of the best coaches in the world.
“The Club’s had a great start to the season and as it’s getting to a crucial stage of the summer, I’m hoping to contribute with bat and ball to keep the momentum going that the lads have created.”