Young, talented and hungry! Hinchliffe is a quality left-arm spinner, talented middle-order batsmen and an exciting prospect. He was also a talented young footballer.
Hinchliffe played both cricket and Australian rules football growing up, being good enough in the latter to play for Western Australia in the 2015 AFL Under 18 Championships. He was named as one of his side’s best players in their loss to Vic Metro. He also played juniors and WAFL reserves for West Perth and in cricket has represented Australia at Under 19 level after he lit up youth cricket and was named the ‘Player of the Championship’ for the under-19 national carnival in 2016.
Hinchliffe made his List A debut for the National Performance Squad against Australia A on 16 August 2016 and was in the Cricket Australia XI squad for the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup. He took his career best figures of 4/71 in the 11th match against New South Wales in a 93-run loss. He played all six matches for Cricket Australia XI, scoring 150 runs and taking 6 wickets, the most wickets of anyone in the squad. He made his first-class debut for Western Australia in the 2017–18 Sheffield Shield season on 16 February 2018. He made his Twenty20 debut for the Perth Scorchers in the 2018–19 Big Bash League season on 1 February. In BBL09 Hinchliffe was signed by the Melbourne Stars where he made some solid contributions as a bowling all rounder.
Hinchliffe is a passionate football supporter and you will find him involved in his local club, the Mt Lawley Hawks during the off season.