Hugh Bartlett was a forcing left-hand batsman who played 152 matches between 1937 and 1949 scoring 7,074 runs including nine centuries at an average of 31.72. He scored 1,000 runs in a season four times.
He played for Cambridge Universitv from 1934 to 1936 and gained a blue in all three years, captaining the side in 1936. At Hove in 1938 he won the Lawrence Trophy for the fastest century of the season when against the touring Australians his hundred came in 57 minutes. In that season he struck forty sixes and amongst his best innings was 175 not out for the Gentlemen against the Players at Lord’s.
He toured South Africa with M.C.C. in 1938-39 and was selected for the M.C.C. tour to India in 1939-40 which was cancelled. During the War he won the D.F.C. and returned to captain Sussex from 1947 to 1949.
He was capped by Sussex in 1938 and was President from 1977 to 1979.