The Northern Territory Under 19s team has been confirmed and will head to Perth to take part in the 2019/20 Under 19s National Cricket Championships from 2 - 12 December.

The Northern Territory have been able to field eight players, while inclusions from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland will come in to complete the team.

Fresh from the Under 17 Championships in Mackay, Sam Elder, Jayllen Naganayagam and Banjo Waring will don the NT kits once again for the Under 19 competition along with South Australian Sam Rahaley, who competed for his home state in the Under 17 championships this year and was selected in the 2018/19 Cricket Australia XI Under 19s team.

Southern Districts Premier Grade Wicketkeeper Daniel Mylius is a strong inclusion into the side coming off a stellar Darwin and Districts season, including being part of the TIO Men’s Strike League Championship team, Desert Blaze. Mylius was part of the 2018/19 NT Under 19 team.

Back for his second consecutive Under 19s Championship is Nightcliff’s Adi Dave. Dave played for the Northern Tide in the TIO Men’s Strike League and Premier Grade DDCC competition. Dave will captain this year’s team.

Tracy Village bowler Coby Edmondstone comes into the team, also off the back of a successful DDCC season which saw him poll fifth in the prestigious Ralph Wiese Medal Count.

Fellow Tracy Village player Sam Bammant joins Edmondstone in the team. Bammant found form in the back end of the DDCC season with a standout performance against Nightcliff in the B Grade semi final taking 3/9 from eight overs.

Right arm fast medium, also from Tracy Village, Wilson Ryan will play in his second U19s Championship for the NT after a successful end to the 2019 DDCC season and consistent performance for the Northern Tide in the TIO Men’s Strike League.

After impressing Head of Pathways Neale Price and Pathways Specialist Megan White during the Under 17s series between the Northern Territory and Queensland Country in August, left-arm quick Tom Olsen and left-arm off spinner Brendan Haylett are very welcome inclusions into the NT team for these Championships.

Also joining the NT team from Queensland is keeper-batsmen Jet Liebke who played in the Under 16s team against Pakistan in April 2018. Liebke represented his home state at the 2018/19 Under 17 Championships.

Under 19 Vic Metro Academy Squad member and Pennrith Cricket Club Rajdeep Singh joins the team bringing his fast right arm to the team. To round out the team, Victorian Jai Elcock comes in as a right hand top order bat, right arm leg spinner. Elcock plays Premier First XI cricket with the Frankston Peninsula Cricket Club.

NT Statewide Super Pathways Academy Coach Udara Weerasinghe will return as Under 19s coach and Tom Scollay will act as assistant coach.

NT Cricket, Head of Pathways Neale Price said he is confident with the team’s talent and believes they can come together and prove to be a competitive team against the other states.

“There is no doubt we have the raw talent in this group of young men, and we now need to believe we in ourselves to produce on the National stage. Although this is not a stand alone NT team we are excited by the talent that has been put together to represent the NT. We wish our playing group, the Coaches and the support staff all, the best for these Championships,” said Price.

 

Under 19s National Championships Northern Territory Draw

Round 1 – Monday 2 December - Northern Territory vs NSW Metro

Round 2 – Tuesday 3 December - Northern Territory vs Tasmania

Round 3 – Thursday 5 December – Victoria Metro vs Northern Territory

Round 4 – Friday 6 December – Western Australia vs Northern Territory

Round 5 – Sunday 8 December – ACT/NSW Country vs Northern Territory

Semi Finals – TBC

Finals/Plate matches – TBC

 

Match reports will be posted after each match on the NT Cricket website and scared on social media channels.

 

2019 Northern Territory U19s Team 

Sam Bammant

Adi Dave - Captain

Coby Edmondstone

Jai Elcock

Sam Elder

Brendon Haylett

Jet Liebke

Daniel Mylius

Jayllen Naganayagam

Tom Olsen

Sam Rahaley

Wilson Ryan

Rajdeep Singh

Banjo Waring

Udara Weerasinghe – Coach

Tom Scollay – Assistant Coach

 

More information regarding the U19s National Cricket Championships can be found here: http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/