U19 CA XI & U17 Champs award winners announced
Date of Event Cricket Australia State Competitions: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:48AM

The achievements Australian Cricket’s emerging stars were celebrated at the completion of the Under 17 Male National Championships in Mackay on Thursday night.


Following the two-week tournament, a Cricket Australia XI to compete at the Under 19 Male National Championships in Perth in December was announced, as well as the player of the championships and the leading run scorer, wicket taker and fielder.




Cricket Australia National Talent & Pathway Manager Graham Manou announced the following players in the Cricket Australia XI Squad for the Under 19 Championships.


Isaac Higgins (SA)

Ryley Smith (NSW M)

Cooper Connolly (WA)

Sam Wright (Tas)

Liam Blackford (Vic C)

Nivethan Radhakrishnan (NSW M)

Dylan Kritzinger (Qld)

Toby Snell (Qld)

Jackson Sinfield (Qld)

Liam Dodrell (NSW M)*

Tom Whitney (Qld)*

Aiden Cahill (ACT/NSW C)*

Marcus Jackman (Vic M)*

Aubrey Stockdale (Qld)*



Darcy Munro (Vic M)*

Jack Nisbet (NSW M)*

Lachlan Bell (Qld)*

Jordan Hesline (Vic M)*


Under 17 fast bowlers, marked with an asterisk (*), will not participate in the Under 19 Championships. As such, the following Under 18 fast bowlers have been selected for the tournament.

Dom O’Shannessy (ACT/NSW C)

Hugh Sherriff (NSW M)

Hunar Verma (NSW M)

Ewan Neilson (WA)

Bailey Moon (Vic M)

Campbell Griffiths (Vic C)




Western Australia captain Cooper Connolly was awarded the Player of the Championships for his exceptional all-round performance.


Connolly scored 264 runs at an average of 66 and took 14 wickets at 13.71 apiece.


He also led Western Australia to victory in the Final, scoring 68 runs and claiming player of the match honours.




South Australia’s Isaac Higgins was the Championships’ leading run scorer with 425 runs at 85 including two centuries and two half-centuries. His highest score of 110 not out came against the Cricket Australia XI.


Harrison Townsend of ACT/NSW Country was the leading wicket taker with 15 wickets at an average of 15.60, with best figures of 4-29 against South Australia.


Western Australia wicket keeper Riley Mattingley secured the most dismissals of any player in the tournament with 10 (six catches, four stumpings).

Last updated: Friday October 11, 2019 7:17PM