Cricket NSW (CNSW) extends its congratulations to the Australian U19 World Cup winning side, including our six NSW players and CNSW Development Coach and Australian U19 Head Coach, Anthony Clark.
Australia secured the ICC Men’s Under 19 World Cup after beating India by 79 runs in the final in Benoni, South Africa. NSW’s Charlie Anderson, Ryan Hicks, Sam Konstas, Rafael MacMillan, Harjas Singh and Tom Straker were all part of the playing eleven coached by Clark.
CNSW physiotherapist, Ryan Farrell, was also amongst Australian squad’s support staff.
Winning the prestigious trophy capped off a successful World Cup campaign for our NSW representatives:
- Tom Straker (6-24) collected the best bowling figures in U19 Cricket World Cup semi-finals and finals history.
- Sam Konstas (108) achieved a fantastic century in a vital win over West Indies.
- Ryan Hicks earned Player of the Match honours against Sri Lanka.
- Raf MacMillan took nine wickets for the tournament and hit the winning runs in a nail-biting semi-final against Pakistan.
- Harjas Singh (55) top scored for Australia in the grand final against India.
- Charlie Anderson snared four World Cup wickets including a huge dismissal in the grand final.
It was Australia’s fourth U19 Men’s World Cup victory and the first since 2010 when current internationals Mitch Marsh and NSW’s Josh Hazlewood were members of the squad.
The victory continues a stunning series of results by Australian teams in ICC events with the Australian Women’s team winning the T20 World Cup and the Australian Men’s team winning the World Test Championship and ODI World Cup last year.
Lee Germon, CNSW CEO said:
“Congratulations to Anthony Clark and his team, particularly the NSW players and support staff in South Africa on winning Australia’s fourth ICC Men’s Under 19 World Cup.
“To go through the tournament undefeated and bring home the trophy for the first time since 2010 is an amazing achievement.
“We are pleased to be able to contribute to this success with both players and staff and it is a testament to the Pathways program at Cricket NSW.”
Australia Men’s ICC U19 World Cup Winning Squad
Hugh Weibgen (QLD – Valley District Cricket Club) – Captain
Lachlan Aitken (QLD – Gold Coast District Cricket Club)
Charlie Anderson (NSW – Northern District Cricket Club)
Harkirat Bajwa (VIC – Melbourne Cricket Club)
Mahli Beardman (WA – Melville Cricket Club)
Tom Campbell (QLD – Western Suburbs District Cricket Club)
Harry Dixon (VIC – St Kilda Cricket Club)
Ryan Hicks (NSW – Mosman Cricket Club)
Sam Konstas (NSW – Sutherland District Cricket Club)
Rafael MacMillan (NSW – St George District Cricket Club)
Aidan O’Connor (TAS – Greater Northern Raiders)
Oliver Peake (VIC – Geelong Cricket Club)
Harjas Singh (NSW – Western Suburbs District Cricket Club)
Tom Straker (NSW – Sutherland District Cricket Club)
Callum Vidler (QLD – Valley District Cricket Club)
Corey Wasley (WA – Rockingham-Mandurah Cricket Club)