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Basil Sellers Scholarship Program

The Basil Sellers Scholarship Program is made possible by the generosity of philanthropist and former NSW Cricket Director, Basil Sellers.

The Basil Sellers Scholarship program welcomed 12 promising young cricketers in 2021/22 continuing a rich tradition of finding elite cricketing talent in New South Wales.

Thanks to the continuing magnanimous support and philanthropy of former Cricket NSW Director, Basil Sellers AM, the program enters its 16th year this season.

Twelve of the best young cricketers in NSW were inducted this season, five female and seven male.

The scholarship is awarded to promising male and female cricketers from across the state, aged between 16 and 19.

This cohort of scholars took the total number inducted since 2006/07 to 144.

Twenty male and female cricketers have gone on to represent Australia in the Test, One-Day or T20 arenas.

The program supports scholars and their families with education, training, employment and social skills, particularly those rural and regional cricketers who may need to adjust to a city lifestyle.

2021/22 Basil Sellers Scholarship Holders

Callee Black

Allrounder

Western

Aidan Cahill

Allrounder

Newcastle/Northern District

Jessica Davidson*

Allrounder

Central Northern

Joel Davies

Allrounder

Manly-Warringah

Liam Doddrell

Fast bowler

Penrith

Ebony Hoskin

Fast bowler

Riverina

Lauren Kua

Allrounder

Gordon

Shivani Mehta

Allrounder

Manly-Warringah

Corey Miller

Batter

Northern District

William Salzmann

Allrounder

Campbelltown-Camden

Lachlan Shaw

Wicketkeeper/Batter

Northern District

Nicholas Toohey

Fast bowler

 Central Coast

*Second Basil Sellers Scholarship  

Through the ongoing and generous support of Kookaburra Sport, each scholar is offered a two-year cricket equipment sponsorship.

Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon 

The 20 scholars to have represented Australia at the highest levels include:

  • Sean Abbott
  • Stella Campbell
  • Nicola Carey
  • Lauren Cheatle
  • Patrick Cummins
  • Hannah Darlington
  • Ashleigh Gardner
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Alyssa Healy
  • Phillip Hughes
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Nic Maddinson
  • Erin Osborne
  • Kurtis Patterson
  • Ellyse Perry
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • Steven Smith
  • Naomi Stalenberg
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Adam Zampa

Other graduates of the program include former England Test opening batsman, Sam Robson, South Australian batsman Tom Cooper and former Blues paceman Timm Van der Gugten, who both represented the Netherlands at International level.

What It Means to be a Basil Sellers Scholar - Caelan Maladay

 

What It Means to be a Basil Sellers Scholar - Kate Peterson

 

What It Means to be a Basil Sellers Scholar - Yuvraj Sharma