Newcastle young gun Jack Hartigan was among a number of players to impress across three days of Male Under 19 cricket at Pratten Park in Ashfield last week.

Hartigan scored 111 not out for the ACT/NSW Country Under 19s against the NSW Metropolitan Under 19 team in the two-day match between the sides won by ACT/NSW Country.

Pratten Park played host to the two-day red-ball match and white-ball 50-over fixture after wet weather and the COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane forced a rescheduling of a planned tour of Queensland and three-day match at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Hartigan’s unbeaten century steered ACT/NSW Country to the 216 required for victory in the red-ball fixture which was followed by the One Day match also won by ACT/NSW Country in somewhat of a thriller by one wicket with six balls remaining.

Nivethan Radhakrishnan (NSW Metro) top-scored for the match with 74 and Metro spinner Mac Jenkins claimed a handy 3-31 from 10 overs.

Half-centuries to Aidan Cahill, 56 from 41 balls, and Angus McTaggart (53 not out from 34 balls) getting ACT/NSW Country home.

In the two-day match, NSW Metro started positively posting 6/311 declared highlighted by half centuries to captain Yuvraj Sharma (77), Zeeshaan Ahmed (72) and opener Jack Attenborough (52).

In reply, ACT/NSW Country made 9/187 declared with Metro fast bowler Brad Simpson picking up 3-37 and Country captain Toby Gray (54) the only batsman to pass fifty.

Led by speedster Aidan Cahill (4-13), ACT/NSW Country claimed 9/91 before a declaration. Fellow quick Caelan Maladay (3-25) was the other multiple wicket taker.

Hartigan then finished the match with his century including 11 fours and two sixes.

Scores from both matches here

NSW Metropolitan Under 19 squad

Name

Club/Region

Jack Attenborough

UNSW

Zeeshaan Ahmed

Bankstown

Dhruv Kant

Parramatta

Mac Jenkins

UTS North Sydney

Corey Miller

Northern District

Patrick Moore

Hawkesbury

Jack Nisbett

Sydney

Nivethan Radhakrishnan

Sydney University

Will Salzmann

Campbelltown-Camden

Yuvraj Sharma ( c )

Fairfield-Liverpool

Lachlan Shaw

Northern District

Brad Simpson

Bankstown

Hunar Verma

Blacktown

ACT/NSW Country Under 19 squad

Name

Zone

Aidan Cahill

Newcastle

Angus McTaggart

Newcastle

Ben Mitchell

Western

Brock Larance

Western

Caelan Maladay

North Coastal

Harry Townsend

Central Coast

Jack Hartigan

Newcastle

Kain Anderson (vc)

Newcastle

Nicholas Toohey

Central Coast

Toby Gray (c)

Newcastle

Tom Coady (wk)

Western

Zak Keough

ACT/Southern Districts

Blake Weymouth

Western