Jason Sangha, Param Uppal and a raft of Basil Sellers scholars have been selected in the NSW Metropolitan and ACT/NSW Country teams which will compete in the Under 19 National Championships in Tasmania during December.

The two squads were selected following the Under 19 State Challenge in Sydney during October.

Following the National Championships, the Australia Under 19 side will be selected for next year’s U19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Cricket NSW Assistant and Pathways Coach, and coach of the NSW Metro U19 team, Beau Casson, said the upcoming National Championships is a chance for some of the young talents of NSW Cricket to test themselves against top opposition.

“We are looking forward to playing a positive NSW brand of cricket that showcases their skills,” Casson said.

“It’s an opportunity for each player to test themselves against their peers on the national stage. Any opportunity to represent NSW is something you’ll never forget.”

ACT/NSW Country coach Greg McLay said he is looking for across the board contributions from his players if they are to take home the major prize in Tasmania.

“It is an exciting year for Cricket NSW with a strong contingent of U19’s players across both the ACT/NSW Country and the NSW Metro teams.

“To be competitive at the 19’s Championships, we will need solid contributions across the group.

‘It can never be left to a select few to get us over the line - each player will need to stand up when it is their turn and if that happens, then we should have a strong carnival.”

The Under 19 National Championships gets underway on December 4th with ACT/NSW Country to take on South Australia, whilst NSW Metro will play Tasmania, with the final to be held on December 15th.


ACT/NSW Country U19's
Jason Sangha © Newcastle
Tom Engelbrecht ACT Southern
Iain Carlisle Illawarra
Charlie Dummer ACT Southern
Matthew Gilkes ACT Southern
Daniel Leerdam ACT Southern
Ryan Meppem Central North
Jordie Misic ACT Southern
Blake Nikitaras ACT Southern
Ryan O’Beirne Central Coast
Jason Ralston Illawarra
Tom Scoble Central North
Sam Skelly ACT Southern


NSW Metropolitan U19's
Param Uppal © Fairfield-Liverpool
Nathan Baker Campbelltown-Camden
Aiden Bariol Manly
Jack Edwards Manly
Joel Foster Manly
George Furrer Easts
Ryan Hackney Penrith
Ryan Hadley Blacktown
Baxter Holt Easts
Ryan McElduff Sydney University
Lawrence Neil-Smith Sydney University
Chad Sammut Fairfield-Liverpool
Austin Waugh Sutherland