Samantha McIlwraith

Samantha McIlwraith

Hong Kong|Allrounder
Samantha McIlwraith

Full Name

Samantha Lee McIlwraith


August 18, 1978, Australia


42y 299d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role



Samantha McIlwraith started playing cricket in Hong Kong three years ago - having moved there from Australia three years previously - after being asked by the captain Neisha Pratt to join the team. She had never played before that so, in her words, "it has been an exciting challenge." She adds: "Of course I grew up watching the Australian men's team on TV, but I played hockey and never actually thought about playing cricket."

McIlwraith is a hard-hitting middle-order bat who is getting better technically thanks to "some amazing coaching by Lal [the HK coach]". She is a medium pacer, but doesn't expect to be bowling too much in the ACC tournament. She plays for Lamma CC and is a PE teacher at an international school.

Jenny Thompson June 2007

Recent Matches - Player


The Hong Kong team poses for a photo following their defeat to Bangladesh in the ACC Women's Cricket Tournament semi-final - 17.07.2007
Portrait - Sam Mcilwraith (July 2007)
The Hong Kong Women's Cricket Team - Shenzhen, China 24.06.2007
Samantha Mcilwraith hits out for Hong Kong
Sana Mir takes a great catch to dismiss Samantha Mcilwraith