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Cricket’s teen game changers to watch at Australian championships


Selectors have come up with team lists for men’s and women’s Metropolitan and ACT/NSW Country sides and a male Combined 17s side for upcoming male and female carnivals in Mackay and Adelaide in April.With help from NSW Cricket expert Nic Bills we have identified some of the young players to watch at upcoming Australian championships below. “We have very strong sides and I’m interested to see how our 17s side will go,’’ he said.“On their day they will be as good, if not better, as others.“It’s just great these nationals are going ahead.’’NSW/ACT PLAYERS TO WATCH, TEAM LISTS FOR 2022 AUSTRALIAN CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIPSNSW METROPOLITAN CRICKET TEAMEthan Deal BankstownCorey Miller Northern DistrictEthan Jamieson University of NSWLachlan Shaw Northern DistrictJoel Davies Manly-WarringahYianni Theodorakopoulos BlacktownJordan Watson PenrithPatrick Xie ParramattaWilliam Salzmann Campbelltown-CamdenLiam Doddrell PenrithJack Nisbet SydneyOwen Cole Campbelltown-CamdenJosh Seward Manly-WarringahCallum Bladen GordonAnthony Clark Head CoachGrant Lambert Assistant CoachLACHLAN SHAW Lachlan Shaw is a wicket keeper and premier batsmen in this side. Selected to play at the recent Under 19 World Cup, he also boasts “the cricket brain of a guy 10 years older’’ according to Bills.JACK NISBETAnother young gun who made it into the Australian U19 World Cup squad. Nisbet is also on a NSW rookie contract. A big, tall, red-headed fast bowler who is hard to miss.WILLIAM SALZMANNWill Salzmann was also selected for the U19 World Cup and still has another year to develop in this age. A young quick from Campbelltown who runs in fast and bowls hard and is one to watch in the future.COREY MILLERAnother young NSW cricketer who turned plenty of heads at the U19 World Cup. A reliable bat who turns out for Northern District in NSW Premier Cricket. JOEL DAVIESRecently played in NSW’s second X1 in Hobart which was great experience for the northern beaches talent. Like older brother Ollie he is a batter “with a whole heap of talent’’.LIAM DODRELLA fast bowler from Penrith who was a reserve for the U19 World Cup. Is being touted as having a big future in the game and is one of the quickest in this team.ACT/NSW COUNTRY MALE CRICKET TEAMZak Keogh ACT/Southern DistrictsEric Bell ACT/Southern DistrictsJack Hartigan NewcastleTom Coady WesternTim Martin North CoastalAngus McTaggert NewcastleAidan Cahill NewcastleMax Farmer Central NorthernEthan Fitzpatrick ACT/Southern DistrictsConnor Cook North CoastalHarry Townsend Central CoastNick Toohey Central CoastJeremy Nunan NewcastleHarry McGregor WesternKyle Piper Head CoachDean Burke Assistant CoachAIDAN CAHILLAnother young gun who will have benefited from U19 World Cup selection; . A good fast bowler who according to Bills will bat six, seven or eight in this line-up.NICK TOOHEYA cricketer hailing from the Central Coast and playing second grade for Gordon. A fast bowler and under 18s player with a big future according to the experts.ANGUS MCTAGGERTA Newcastle cricketer recovering from an injury but selectors still hope he can make the tournament. One to look out for if he plays, McTaggert is a batting all-rounder. CONNOR COOKThe North Coastal cricketer is an off spin bowler. Has leadership qualities that have already impressed. “He has a skill set we don’t have a lot of in NSW and is very capable with the bat,’’ said Bills.NSW COMBINED 17S MALE CRICKET TEAMSam Konstas St GeorgeHarjas Singh BlacktownJake Scott RiverinaRyan Hicks HawkesburyDaniel Gauc Sydney UniCameron Tunks Northern DistrictBlake Faunce ACT/Southern DistrictsRaf MacMillan St GeorgeJoe Gillard NewcastleLuke Callanan GordonCharlie Anderson Northern DistrictAngus Parsons WesternVictor Strange St GeorgeCooper Petterson North CoastalAlex Kemp Head CoachDavid Freedman Assistant CoachSAM KONSTASSam Konstas has had plenty of attention this season after recording the most ever runs in Green Shield. A batsman who Bills said has “a presence at the crease and plays 360 degrees around the ground.’’ A teenager with a big future.JAKE SCOTTJake Scott halls from Wagga in the Riverina and is a big, tall batsman who bats three or four. Good at the crease and “a Matty Hayden type built’’. Can hit to all parts of the ground.HARJAS SINGHHarjas Singh is likely to be Konstas’ opening partner. has made multiple centuries in grade cricket and “has the ability to move the game forward’’. Can score quickly and put pressure on the opposition. RAF MACMILLANA St George player who bowls good offspin and has “a very good cricket brain’’. Also has a good head on his shoulders and works hard at his game.NSW METROPOLITAN FEMALE CRICKET TEAMAhilya Chandel PenrithAnanaya Sharma PenrithAngelina Genford BankstownClaire Moore ParramattaElla Briscoe St George SutherlandElsa Hunter PenrithFrankie Nicklin UniversitiesKate Pelle ParramattaKinjal Kumari GordonLauren Kua GordonLilly Dummett SydneySamira Dimeglio SydneyShivani Mehta Manly-WarringahZoya Thakur ParramattaSarah Aley Head CoachHannah Trethewy Assistant CoachANGELINA GENFORD Has made a Breakers squad. The Bankstown cricketer is a all-rounder and very capable. Also went to Hobart recently as part of the Hurricanes squad. SHIVANI MEHTA Another top order bat and very capable player who is also a Basil Sellers scholarship holder.Like Harjas Singh “can take a game forward and has the ability to put pressure on bowler’’ said Bills.CLAIRE MOOREA NSW Breakers player with a great future in the game. The Parramatta cricketer is likely to bat in the top order at the Australian titles SAMIRA DIMEGLIOOne of the youngest players selected. She is an under 16s player and left arm finger spinner and lower order bat who performed well in a recent under 16s event in Albury.ACT/NSW COUNTRY FEMALE CRICKET TEAMKayla Burton Greater IllawarraGrace Dignam Central CoastClaire McGuirk Central NorthernPhoebe Litchfield Western Grace Lyon ACT/Southern DistrictsCalled Black Western Maddy McGuigan NewcastleKate Letcher Western Jade Allen ACT/Southern DistrictsTara Rudd Greater IllawarraJess Davidson Central NorthernEbony Hoskin RiverinaSophie Shelley Central CoastJulia Bassett ACT/Southern DistrictsStephen Davies Head CoachErin Osbourne Assistant CoachPHOEBE LITCHFIELDWell known cricketer who played for Australia A this year. A left hand batter who plays for the Breakers and Sydney Thunder and a star to watch. At 16 became the youngest player to score a half century in the WBBL.CALLEE BLACKA rising star from Bathurst who at just 14 was playing first grade cricket for Penrith. A Basil Sellers scholarship holder and left arm fast bowler. “An excellent athletes with a great arm.’’ Bills said.EBONY HOSKINA NSW Breakers training partner and fast bowler. Bills said this Albury cricketer will open the bowling as she is the quickest in the side. GRACE LYONAnother young gun who played in the recent under 16s tournament in Albury. A wicket keeper to keep your eye on in the future.Read more from AMANDA LULHAM HERE

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