Western Australia cricketer Hilton Cartwright produced a catch for the age in the Marsh Cup final against New South Wales in Melbourne. The catch helped his side to come back from behind and lift their 15th Marsh Cup title.
Chasing 226 runs, Moises Henriques was trying to steer New South Wales’ innings with a matured knock. With the game progressing, the veteran all-rounder looked threatening to take the game away. It was when Cartwright produced a catch you will hardly see in the game of cricket.
The incident took place in the 45th over of the match, when the Aussie international tried to take on part-time spinner D’Arcy Short. He came down the track and launched a big heave straight over the bowler’s head.
Hilton Cartwright, who was fielding in the long-on region, ran towards his left keeping eyes on the ball, flung himself putting in a full-stretched dive and pulled off an absolute blinder, inches away from the boundary. The 30-year-old cricketer was ecstatic as were his teammates, who came down running to celebrate the wicket.
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Catch of the summer?!
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It’s the best catch I’ve seen live: Ashton Turner
Western Australia captain Ashton Turner labelled the effort from Hilton Cartwright as one of the best catches he has seen in his entire cricketing career. Speaking at the end of the match, Turner said:
“Hilton’s catch to get their set batter and probably best player in the game at a crucial moment in the game, that turned the game on its head really. It’s the best (catch) I’ve seen live, I’m absolutely stunned, particularly when you add the moment of the game – back-end of a final to catch the opposition’s best player – it was the difference between us winning and not winning.”