One-day Warriors call for Cartwright
Adam Voges will captain the Warriors following Marcus North's resignation. Pic: Getty Images

Shaun Marsh's penance will continue for at least one more one-day match but WA will blood another talented youngster when Hilton Cartwright makes his debut against Victoria this week.

The South Perth all-rounder was rewarded for his superb start to the season by being added to the Warriors team that will play at the MCG on Wednesday.

Cartwright, 20, scored a century in his opening club fixture this season and starred for WA in the Futures League match against Queensland last week.

Bowling lively medium-pacers, Cartwright claimed 5-68 and 2-10 - including the wickets of recent State players Luke Pomersbach and Chris Lynn - and scored 74 and 84 not out at No.7 to set up the WA victory.

Cartwright will replace rookie Will Bosisto, who made his debut against the Bushrangers last month.

Mitch Marsh, who was restricted by a calf injury that prevented him bowling on the final day of the Sheffield Shield match that WA lost to Victoria, is expected to play a full role in the one-day match.

Adam Voges will return after a back injury forced him to miss the Ryobi Cup win over Victoria in September.

Voges will captain WA for the rest of the season after Marcus North quit in the aftermath of last month's eventful Champions League campaign in South Africa last month.

The WACA has claimed that poor form led to Shaun Marsh's omission after the Scorchers tour, though the left-hander was one of few top- order batsmen to succeed in South Africa and the opening one-day match this season.

His absence means that North or Sam Whiteman will open against a Victorian team that will be without pace spearheads James Pattinson and Peter Siddle.

Both Marsh brothers were dropped for Perth's final Champions League match after a boozy celebration in Cape Town for Mitch's 21st birthday. WACA chief executive Christina Matthews said Nathan Rimmington was also dropped because of his involvement in the night out though Scorchers management said at the time he was unfit because of a severely bruised finger.

Matthews said other players had deserved to be dropped but had been punished enough by the adverse publicity.

"The trauma that occurred beyond (the tour) may have been enough penalty and enough to make players think about what to do next time," she said.

"It is hard to make rash changes and dropping any (players) back from the incident itself."

Matthews said the WACA did not have the power to fine the Scorchers a portion of the $230,000 prize money shared by the players.

"We don't have any right to take the prize money off them," Matthews said.

"There is a pre-determined split of the money from Champions League T20."


  • WA SQUAD *

Liam Davis, Sam Whiteman, Marcus North, Adam Voges (capt.), Mitch Marsh, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Triffitt, Mitch Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Michael Beer, Nathan Rimmington (12th to be named).

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