“Hilton goes horizontal”: Hilton Cartwright grabs startling boundary catch to dismiss Moises Henriques in Marsh Cup final

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 11/03/2022

Hilton Cartwright: The batter from Western Australia put on display a game-changing fielding effort at the Junction Oval today.

Western Australia batter Hilton Cartwright put on display a title-winning performance by virtue of a startling boundary catch to dismiss New South Wales captain Moises Henriques in the final match of Marsh Cup 2021-22 in Melbourne.

It all happened in the last few overs of the match when Henriques lost out on patience only to step out to hit part-time spinner D’Arcy Short down the ground. While Henriques made good contact with the ball, he was a tad bit unfortunate to become a victim of a game-changing fielding display

Running towards his left from long-on, Henriques dived full length to catch a travelling ball. Completely airborne while completing the catch, Cartwright dismissing Henriques all but sealed the match for his team.

Needing 22 runs to win in six overs with only a couple of wickets in hand, Henriques’ shot selection has it in it to be debatable. However, one has to credit Cartwright for not letting a daunting but title-winning catching opportunity go away.

While a 226-run target seemed to be achievable at the Junction Oval, defending champions New South Wales ended up with 207/10 in 46.3 overs. While Henriques held one end with his 43 (75), New South Wales remained alive in the chase on the back of impact-generating contributions from Daniel Sams (42) and Ben Dwarshuis (31*).

Western Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye won the match award for his match-winning bowling figures of 8-0-30-4. Pacer Aaron Hardie, who himself affected a stunning caught and bowled earlier in the day, dismissed three batters. In addition to Short, Jhye Richardson and Matthew Short picked a wicket apiece on Friday.

Hilton Cartwright grabs startling boundary catch to dismiss Moises Henriques

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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