The 2019 Cricket NSW Metro Male Academy squads have been announced including seven squads representing the Under 13 to 16 age group.
Two squads have been selected for the Under 13, 14 and 15 age levels. Each squad for the respective age divisions are represented by the Sydney Sixers and Thunder Big Bash League franchises. One Under 16 squad was chosen.
A selection of the Under 15 cricketers will have the opportunity to represent their state and region at the second Cricket Australia National Championships for that age group next season.
The inaugural Under 15 carnival was held last season replacing the School Sport Australia 15 Years and Under Boys’ Championships.
Metropolitan Coaching and Talent Manager, and former Blues paceman, Josh Lalor said the Cricket NSW Pathways staff were excited by the players selected across all age groups.
“They’re an excellent group of kids,” Lalor said.
The Academy squads reward outstanding performances in various underage competitions, within the NSW Districts Cricket Association and Premier Cricket, as well as those players who show high levels of potential.
The goal of the Cricket NSW Pathway is to improve their skills and character as a cricketer irrespective of what level of cricket they may reach during their careers.
Among those selected include Camden allrounder Akshat Mishra. Throughout the 2018/19 Under 15 EG Weblin Shield, Mishra amassed 341 runs at an average just under 50 and was the leading run-scorer for the competition.
Mishra has been selected in the Under 16 squad.
Pace bowler Ankit Sapkota is another example of the emerging talent across the squads. He claimed 18 wickets at just 9.67 for Camden in the Under 14 Harold Moore Shield last season.
Sapkota was the leading wicket taker in that competition. He has been chosen in the Under 15 Metro Thunder squad.
|John James||Hornsby Kuring-gai|
|Jye Johnson||Hornsby Kuring-gai|
|Naden Cooray||Hornsby Kuring-gai|
|Alex Lee-Young||North Shore|
|Charlie Gray||Inner West Harbour|
|Josh Malone||Inner West Harbour|
|Matthew Plunkett||Inner West Harbour|
|Will Adlam||North Shore|
|Will Allen||Inner West Harbour|
|Zak Winslow||North Shore|
|Addison Sheriff||Canterbury Wests|
|Benji Harris||Inner West Harbour|
|Dylan Ranjan||Hornsby Kuring-gai|
|James Chan||Canterbury Wests|
|James Moore||Canterbury Wests|
|Krish Thakur||Northern Districts|
|Sidhant Singh||Hornsby Kuring-gai|
|Ben Champion||Inner West Harbour|
|Chris Roussos||North Shore|
|Cooper Edwards||Inner West Harbour|
|Hamish Reynolds||North Shore|
|James Brown||St George|
|Cameron Tunks||Hornsby Kuring-gai|
|Will McFadden||Hornsby Kuring-gai|
|Alex Parthenis||St George|
|Charlie Anderson||North Shore|
|Daimon Pin||North Shore|
|Hwi Sharples||Inner West Harbour|
|Jeffrey Badrous||Inner West Harbour|
|Luke Callanan||North Shore|
|Nicholas Everitt||Inner West Harbour|
|Rafael McMillan||St George|
|Trystan Kennedy||North Shore|
|Adam Said Obaidi||Blacktown|
|Anay Baruah||Northern Districts|
|Matthew Sidhu||North Shore|
|Ryan Swain||Northern Districts|
|Sam Konstas||St George|
|Sam Schembri-Green||Northern Districts|