Australian Test vice-captain Travis Head competed in three U19 National Championships for South Australia, scoring 829 runs between 2010 and 2013.
In 2011/12, Head made his name by piling on 113 against a New South Wales side featuring the likes of Kurtis Patterson, Harry Conway and Daniel Sams.
Another century against Victoria, and two fifties against Western Australia and Tasmania capped off a magnificent tournament for Head who ended as the leading run scorer with 442 runs.
In 2012/13, Head was the Championships second highest run scorer, despite only playing three innings, with an average of 91. He scored 83 against Queensland, 115 against Tasmania and 75 against Australian Capital Territory.
These days, outside of his Test duties, Head is captain of South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers.
U19 National Championships Statistics – Travis Head
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
2: Jhye Richardson
Current Western Australian, Perth Scorchers and Australian quick – Jhye Richardson – was selected for Western Australia in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 U19 National Championships.
Richardson – a versatile bowler who has the ability to perform across multiple formats – has been capped by Australian across all three forms of the game.
Richardson claimed 4/22 and 4/6 in Western Australia’s game against Tasmania in the 2014/15 U19 National Championships.
He also achieved a bowling average of 9.3 in the 2014/15 Championships and a batted his way to a respectable average of 36.
In the final game of the 2015/16 U19 National Championships, Richardson posted a score of 107 not-out, inspiring Western Australia to an 85-run victory over Tasmania.
Richardson will be on show in the Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers next month.
U19 National Championships Statistics – Jhye Richardson
4/22 & 4/6
3: Ashton Agar
Less than a year earlier before his Ashes heroics, Ashton Agar was playing for Western Australia in the U19 National Championships, averaging 51.3 with the bat and 25.2 with the ball.
Agar’s best performance of the 2012/13 Championships was against Australian Capital Territory, where he hit 76 runs and took 3/20. This proved to be his highest score with the bat and his best bowling figures of the tournament.
In the 2010/11 U19 National Championships, Agar took the second greatest number of wickets – 12 – including his 4/27 for Victoria against Queensland in the penultimate round of the tournament.
The year after, Agar managed 4/11 off just four overs against Australian Capital Territory.
He is famously known for his record breaking 98 runs in his Test debut against England.
U19 National Championships Statistics – Ashton Agar
4: Adam Zampa
Leg-spinner Adam Zampa took 28 wickets in three years competing in the U19 National Championships.
Zampa – now 27 – was the leading wicket taker of the 2010/11 tournament with 13 wickets at an average of just 17.9.
In the 2009/10 rendition, Zampa took 7/142 in New South Wales’ two-wicket victory against Victoria and fell two runs short of a century in the final game of the Championships versus Western Australia.
Since featuring in the U19 National Championships, Zampa has taken 65 wickets in 48 ODI’s for Australia and has competed in 27 T20I’s.
Zampa currently represents South Australia, Melbourne Stars and Essex.
U19 National Championships Statistics – Adam Zampa
5: Christopher Lynn
Iconic Big Bash batsman Christopher Lynn captained Queensland at the 2008/09 U19 National Championships.
Lynn played in all 7 games at the tournament, scoring a total of 270 runs with an average of 45.
His magnificent round 1 knock of 124 came off 203 deliveries and included 17 fours and two sixes.
However, Lynn was unable to prevent Queensland from succumbing to a 38 run loss against a New South Wales side featuring the likes of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa.
Lynn also managed to top score for Queensland against Northern Territory, before being bowled on 45.
Most recently, Lynn set a record by smashing 91* off 30 balls playing for Maratha Arabians against Abu Dhabi, with over half of the deliveries he faced going for boundaries.
U19 National Championships Statistics – Christopher Lynn
6: James Pattinson
James Pattinson hit 207 runs while batting in the middle order fo