Hilton College has had a rich tradition of cricket from the earliest days of its history, and has produced a number of international and provincial cricketers over the years.
- Head of Cricket :
- 1st XI Coach: Sean Carlisle
- Facilities: The school is fortunate to have 8 cricket ovals. There are 8 turf nets, 8 astro turf nets and 5 indoor cricket nets. The main cricket oval is the Jack Hart-Davis Oval, a picturesque ground overlooking the rolling hills of the Midlands. This oval is the second oldest in KwaZulu-Natal, after the Kingsmead Oval. It is equipped with an electronic scoreboard, donated by Old Boys of the school.
- Teams: Currently 15 cricket teams play each Saturday:
Open (5), U16 (3), U15 (4), and U14 (4)
- Fixtures: The school plays fixtures against Michaelhouse, Maritzburg College, St Charles, Durban High School, Glenwood, Northwood, Kearsney, Westville and Grey College. The 1st XI annually attends the Private Schools Cricket Festival as well as the Michaelmas week and the school annually hosts the U 14 Michaelmas Cricket Week.
- Season: Cricket is played during the 1st and 4th terms of the calendar year.
The school has always had a strong representation in South African and KwaZulu-Natal Cricket at all levels.
- Some of the most famous names are:
RA MacLean (SA 1951-1965)
MJ Procter (SA 1966)
JHB Waite (SA 1951-1965)
D.W.Crookes (SA 1994)
- The school has produced a number of South African Schools representatives (18) and over 150 Khaya-Majola Coca-Cola Week (Nuffield Week) caps. The most recent SA Schools' representatives being:
D.R. Gain (1995 captain)
J.R. Schorn (1999, 2000)
K.C Africa (2002) - SA Colts XI
Annually the school is well represented in KwaZulu-Natal teams at U18,17 and 15 level.
- Some other recent achievements are:
K.C. Africa (2003 South Africa U19);
G.C. Simpkins (2003 South Africa U17)
PL Mommsen (2005 South African Schools U 18, 2010 Scotland)
R McMillan (2008 KZN Dolphins, 2010 SWD)
L Ngidi (2013 KZN U19 Cubs)
L Ngidi (2013 South African U19)
E Bosch (2015 South African Schools' Colts and South African U17)
G Morris (2015 South African U17)
K Selane (2015 South African U17)
A Curtis (2015 KZN Dolphins Cubs)
T Curran (2016 Surrey and England Lions)