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Australia at the ICC U19 Cricket WorlD Cup Hosts

Tournament History

About the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012

1988 (Victoria and South Australia), 2012 (Queensland)

Since being launched as an eight-team event back in 1988 by the Australian Cricket Board (ACB), the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup has come a long way.

Australia enters the 2012 event as the reaigning title holder and will be aiaming to become the first team since Pakistan (2004, 2006) to make it back-to-back titles and the only team to be champions on four occasions.

Winners 1988, 2002, 2010

Winning captains Geoff Parker (1988), Cameron White (2002), Mitchell March (2010)

1988 winning XI B Williams, DJ Playle, SG Law, JL Ferguson, GR Parker (captain), GH Armstrong, JC Scuderi, DS Berry, WJ Holdsworth, AD Mullally, AE Tucker.

2003 winning XI JN Burke, CJ Simmons, SE Marsh, CL White (captain), GJ Bailey, MJ Cosgrove, AJ Crosthwaite, XJ Doherty, B Casson, AC Bird, RJ Cassell.

The tournament was not staged after its first edition in 1988 till 1998 and since then has been organised by the ICC as a biennial event. The number of competing teams in the tournament has increased from eight in 1988 to the present 16 giving an opportunity for a number of associate and affiliate teams to showcase its talent. The 2012 tournament will be the ninth time the event has been held, with Australia (1988, 2012) New Zealand (2002, 2010) and Sri Lanka (2000, 2006) hosting it twice, South Africa staged the event in 1998, Bangladesh (2004) and Malaysia (2008) have hosted it once each.

Previous Winners

2010 winning XI

1988

Australia

2004

Pakistan

NJ Maddinson, TM Beaton, MR Marsh (captain), AR Keath, JS Floros, TJ Armstrong, TIF Triffitt, KW Richardson, JR Hazlewood, LA Doran, AC McDermott.

1998

England

2006

Pakistan

2000

India

2008

India

2002

Australia

2010

Australia

Other current Australian players to have played in an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: Michael Clarke, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Johnson, Shane Watson, David Warner, Ed Cowan, Daniel Christian, Tim Paine, Phillip Hughes, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh.

Townsville, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast are the three host regions for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012, with more than 400 cricketers from 16 nations converging on Australia’s sunshine state. The 2012 will broadcast the talents of players around the globe to millions of television viewers in India, England, New Zealand and South Africa amongst many others via ESPN STAR SPORTS and locally in Australia on FOX SPORTS (check local guides). A total of 48 matches, including 24 in the first round, 12 in the Super League and 12 in the Plate Championship will be played at eight venues – Tony Ireland Stadium, Endeavour Park 1, Endeavour Park 2 (all in Townsville), Allan Border Field, Peter Burge Oval (Redlands DCC), WEP Harris Oval (in Brisbane) John Blanck Oval and Kev Hackney Oval (on the Sunshine Coast). See page 18 for Australia’s match schedule and information. Australia’s 2010 U19 World Cup winning squad

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William Bosisto CAPTAIN

“Will is a natural leader who is an intuitive and courageous captain” Greg Chappell, CA Talent Manager

DOB: 08/09/1993, Geraldton State: Western Australia Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm off-spin

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QUESTION

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Nickname?

Boz - abbreviation of surname.

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

Apparently the first word I spoke was ‘ball’ and I have loved team sports all my life. I chose to pursue cricket as I particularly enjoy the tactics, the continuous evaluation and consequent adjustments of play. The challenges provided by the differing formats of the game are also stimulating. That cricket is played across many nations and provides a unifying passion, is also attractive. I completed my schooling at Scotch College, Perth, WA and I am currently studying Commerce at the University of Western Australia. I love all sports, hanging out with mates, and big family get togethers.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

CA U19 National Championships: Scored 329 runs at an average of 41.1 - Took 2 wickets for 8 runs off 1.5 overs

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

U16 School Sport Australia team, India, Sept 2009. U19 Quadrangular Visag, India, October 2011. U19 Quadrangular Townsville, Australia, April 2012.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

Ernest Jones, Australian test cricketer – 1894 to 1902. Fast bowler who once bowled a ball through the beard of WG Grace. Relationship: maternal great grandmother’s uncle.

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

Glyn Bosisto (1899 to 1990) Australian lawn bowler, MBE, Empire games representative 1950, 1954 and 1958, inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 1985. Having created so many records in lawn bowls he was dubbed “the Bradman of bowls” Relationship: paternal grandfather’s uncle.

Favourite cricketer? Why?

Mike Hussey. He adapts his game to perform reliably in all three formats of the game. He has a solid technique that holds up well against good bowling in testing conditions, and has the ability to dominate attacks once he gets on top. He is also a great fieldsman and hard working player.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Alastair Cook: he has the ability to rotate strike and bat according to the game situation. He also has a strong tactical awareness.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Team: winning consecutive U17 National Championships with WA held in Adelaide, January 2010 and Hobart, January 2011. Personal: scoring 107 runs off 101 balls for Australian U19s v West Indies in Visag, India in October 2011.

Cricketing Ambition?

Become the best player I can be, by improving all aspects of my game. The baggy green cap is the ultimate goal.

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kuRtis Patterson VICE-CAPTAIN

“kurtis is a calm and confident leader who sets an excellent example for his team mates.� Greg Chappell, CA Talent Manager

DOB: 05/04/1993, Sydney State: New South Wales

QUESTION

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Nickname?

KP

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I played junior cricket in South Sydney and moved into grade cricket for St George DCC. I enjoy spending time with mates, playing a lot of golf and in my down time playing Xbox and of course spending time with my family.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

2011-12 CA National U19 Championship.

Have you played first-class cricket?

Yes, for New South Wales in a Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at the SCG 25-28 November, 2011.

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Yes, Australia U19s April 2011 in Dubai in West Indies. September 2011 in India. April 2012 Quad Series in Townsville.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

My Mum played volleyball for Australia.

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Alastair Cook because he scores plenty of runs.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Mike Hussey. I try to do my best to be as busy as him at the crease.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Scoring 157 on debut for New South Wales in the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield game against WA at the SCG earlier this year.

Cricketing Ambition?

To play for Australia.

Playing role: Left-hand bat

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ASHTON AGaR QUESTION

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Nickname?

Ash

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I have been playing cricket for as long as I can remember with my brothers and also rising up the ranks in Victoria and in 2012 I’m looking forward to my move to Western Australia to be part of the Warriors and Scorchers squads. My interests outside of cricket include hanging out with friends, listening to music and fishing.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament

CA National U19 Champrionships

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Yes, April 2011 v West Indies in Dubai and April 2012 at the Quad Series in Townsville.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Dan Vettori and Graeme Swann Dan Vettori because we are both left arm orthodox spinners and low order batsman.

DOB: 14/10/1993, Melbourne

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

State: Western Australia

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Taking three wickets against India U19s in a match during the Quad Series in Townville.

Cricketing Ambition?

To play Test cricket for Australia.

Playing role: Left-hand bat Left-arm off-spin

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cameron bancroft QUESTION

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Nickname?

Bangers. Not sure why, because of my last name I guess!

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

Always been a cricket lover. Started at Leeming Spartans cricket club as a junior and now play for the Willetton District Cricket club, known as the ‘Dragons’. Outside of cricket I work at a bottle shop and an indoor sports centre. I am also at university studying Exercise Physiology. Hobbies outside of cricket include playing golf (love the game), kicking the footy around, hanging out with my mates and going to the beach. Always keen to try something new.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

CA National U19 Championship: 238 runs, 29.75. Top score 69. 4 cts, 4 stp.

Have you played first-class cricket?

Yes, Ryobi Cup. Western Warriors, Oct 16, 2011.

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Yes, Dubai in April 2011. India, Vizag, September/October 2011. Quad Series, Townsville, April 2012.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favourite cricketer? Why?

Justin Langer. Loved his passion and work ethic for cricket. Really admired his mental strength ability to grind through the toughest of situations.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Not sure, hopefully my own style.

DOB: 19/11/1992, Perth

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Nearly chasing 394 in the club A grade final 2010/11 in only 85 overs. Unbelievable game. Also scoring a few hundreds for Aus 19s so far, my favorite being my first, 123 against West Indies in Dubai.

State: Western Australia

Cricketing Ambition?

Play for Australia. Live the life of a professional sportsman for as long as I can.

Personal Twitter handle?

@bangas_mash

Playing role: Right-hand bat Wicket-keeper

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MeyRick Buchanan QUESTION

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Nickname?

Mud (used to go fishing with my brothers when I was a little-tacker and I was the bait catcher as we were catching mud eyes for trout fishing I got called Meyrick the mud eye and it eventuated from there) Buey (from my last name) Buck (from my last name)

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I come from a family of 6 boys who grow up in Colac, me being the youngest. Have played sport all my life and cricket has been a big part of it. I enjoy surfing, fishing, running, AFL and golf and have a love for coffee.

Have you played first-class cricket?

Melbourne Renegades in December 2011

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Townsville Quad Series in May 2012

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favourite cricketer? Why?

Michael Clarke because he is a great batter and leader and great person in the way he goes about his business.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

David Hussey because he both bats and bowls off spin and we both bowl mostly darts and like to hit the ball.

DOB: 15/09/1993

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Being selected in the 15 man squad for the 2012 U19 World Cup.

State: Victoria

Cricketing Ambition?

To play for Australia.

Personal Twitter handle?

@meyrickbuchanan8

Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm off-spin

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Harry Conway

DOB: 19/11/1992, Perth State: New South Wales Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm fast

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QUESTION

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Nickname?

Dernie (I look like Jade Dernbach), Big H or Hat-Trick (Harry) – Tim Paine and Jon Holland call me this because we played a game and I took a hat trick, brilliant.

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I played my local cricket for St Ives and the North Shore from 2004-2008 and have represented NSW at the U17 and U19 level. I currently play club cricket for Northern Districts and have been given a rookie contract this season. My other interests include going to the beach, watching TV series’, drinking coffee, reading and keeping fit.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

CA U19 National Championships v ACT U19s: 20 overs, 4 maidens, 3-33.

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Yes, Townsville Quad Series, Under 19s Australia.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Favourite cricketer? Why?

Kevin Pietersen, he doesn’t care what others think, he has the ability to win games and change the state of a game at any time. He’s aggressive, opinionated and is eccentric, there’s always something happening when it involves KP.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Steven Finn. Big, tall, fast bowler that hits the wicket and tries to bat! Good outfielder as well!

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

10-2-40-6 vs Sutherland 1st Grade 2011 (My first grade 6fa). Being enlisted for the COE/AIS squad 2012. Being picked in the Under 19 World Cup Being contracted as a rookie for NSW 2012/2013.

Cricketing Ambition?

To play professionally for NSW and Australia for as long as I can.

Personal Twitter handle?

@HarryC_peaches

Instagram: papahaz

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Sam Hain

DOB: 16/07/1995 State: Queensland

QUESTION

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Nickname?

Hainy - just been called this ever since I can remember. Princess- been described as a pretty boy here and there.

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

My older brother and twin introduced me to the game on the summer days; we all used to play for hours on end in the backyard as most kids do. Just the rivalry amongst us caused me to fall in love with the game.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

CA National U19 Championship: Scored 114* and a 60 odd against South Australia and Victoria. Average 67 for tournament.

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Yes, Australian U19 Quad series in Townsville and Australian U16 School Sport Series against the West Indies.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Michael Clarke because he is an all-round performer in three formats and his leadership ability.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Michael Hussey because you don’t have to be a big hitter to score at a fast rate which is both enjoyable to watch and aspire to.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Scoring my first ever 100 in U12s, will never forget that. As well as making debut for Australia against England.

Cricketing Ambition?

To play cricket professionally and locally for as long as possible.

Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm off-spin

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TRavis HeaD

DOB: 29/12/1993, Adelaide State: South Australia

QUESTION

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Nickname?

Heady

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I am 18-years-old and come from Adelaide. I am an attacking left handed batter from the Tea Gully Cricket Club. I enjoy hanging out with my mates and playing a round of golf.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

U19 Quad Series in Townsville.

Have you played first-class cricket?

Yes, against Victoria in a Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield game at the Adelaide Oval from 2-5 February, 2012.

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

No

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Cameron Bancroft because of his preparation and cricket knowledge, batting plans and willingness to improve and also his general banter off the field.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Mathew Hayden because of his attacking play, power and ability to take bowling attacks down.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

My first class debut, first grade one-day final win last season.

Cricketing Ambition?

To play for Australia.

Playing role: Left-hand bat Right-arm off-spin

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Joel Paris QUESTION

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Nickname?

Squirt, because I was the youngest in my grade side.

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I’ve played cricket all my life starting in U9s and working my way up the ladder. I always enjoyed Christmas Day backyard cricket matches with my family. I love watching Australian Rules Football and I played as a kid. I made the choice to play cricket over footy and I haven’t looked back since. I also enjoy golf as well as catching up with friends and family as much as possible.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

NA

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Yes, Australian U19 Series against the West Indies in Dubai.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Wasim Akram and Dale Steyn because they both bowl/bowled with great control and swung the ball.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

I don’t try and be anyone else but myself.

DOB: 11/12/1992, Perth

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Being at the WACA watching Liam Davis score 303* in a Sheffield Shield match. Personally, playing youth cricket for my country.

State: Western Australia

Cricketing Ambition?

To play for Australia against the best.

Personal Twitter handle?

@joelyp92

Playing role: Left-hand bat Left-arm fast-medium

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James PeiRson

DOB: 13/10/1992 State: Queensland

QUESTION

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Nickname?

Peirso. It’s just stuck with me over the years.

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

My name is James Peirson. I am a right hand wicketkeeper batsman from Queensland and I currently have a rookie contract with the Queensland Bulls. I love all sports, but have particular interests in fishing and surfing. I am very passionate and absolutely love winning.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

311 Runs at 51, and 18 dismissals at U19 National Championship.

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Yes, against West Indies in Dubai, April 2011. Quad Series, Vizag, India in 2011. Quad Series, Townsville, 2012.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Michael Clarke. The ultimate cricketer, versatile with his batting and leads our nations’ cricket team with purpose.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Brad Haddin, because I am aggressive when I bat and love to open in the one day formats. Also a wicketkeeper.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Playing my first game for the U19 Australian team.

Cricketing Ambition?

To play cricket for the Queensland Bulls and eventually the Australian Mens team.

Playing role: Right-hand bat Wicket-keeper

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GUrinDeR SanDhu

DOB: 14/06/1993, Sydney State: New South Wales Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm fast

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QUESTION

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Nickname?

G or Gman, my first coach found it hard to say my name.

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I played my first game for the local under 10s side at the age of 5. Since then I have been playing cricket every year and I am loving it. I also love to play and watch rugby league whether it be touch or tackle. I like rugby union as well and most other sports except for AFL. I love my cars, I am always browsing at cars on the internet and maybe one day I can buy a very good car. I also love hanging out with friends, listening to music and anytime that I can relax.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

2011 Futures League T20.

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Under 19s Quad Series in Townsville.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Andrew Flintoff because he is a great tall bowler and smashed them with the bat.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

I think I have my own individual style and can’t think of anyone who I liken my playing style to.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Playing in the U16 grand final for my club and taking 4-20 and 147*.

Cricketing Ambition?

Play for Australia

Personal Twitter handle?

@gurinder_19

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maRk STeketEe

DOB: 17/01/1994, Warwick State: Queensland Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm fast-medium

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QUESTION

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Nickname?

Stegs

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I started playing cricket in the backyard at a young age with my brother, since then I have never looked back on it. My hobbies and interests outside of cricket would be other codes of sport, fishing and riding motor bikes.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

NA

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

2012 U19 Quad Series, Townsville.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favorite cricketer? Why?

Andy Bichel, simply because he played every game like it was his last full of heart.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Glenn McGrath because he was one of the most consistent players I have watched play.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Nothing stands out, I just want to keep improving my game.

Cricketing Ambition?

To keep improving my skills at the sport I enjoy most (cricket).

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Nicholas Stevens

DOB: 20/05/1994, Toowoomba State: Queensland Playing role: Right-hand bat

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QUESTION

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Nickname?

Stevo

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

Started playing local cricket when I was 7 and moved to district cricket when I was 15. I currently live on the Gold Coast and outside of cricket I enjoy spending time with mates, going to the beach and shopping. I finished my schooling at The Southport School and have started a degree in exercise science at Griffith University.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

CA National U19 Championships: 78 runs against Northern Territory in Adelaide.

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

Dubai, April 2011 against West Indies. Quad Series in India, September/October 2011. Quad Series in Townsville April 2012.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

Father: Gerry Stevens, Australian Under 17 schoolboys rugby .

Favourite cricketer? Why?

Ricky Ponting because he is one of Australia’s best batsmen. He is stylish to watch, determined to succeed and never gives up.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Michael Hussey because he bats in the middle order and either needs to score quick runs at the end or consolidate if wickets are lost.

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Being selected for Australia U19 to go to Dubai at the age of 16.

Cricketing Ambition?

To play for Australia when I’m older and wear the Baggy Green.

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Ashton TURNER

DOB: 25/01/1993, Perth State: Western Australia Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm off-spin

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QUESTION

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Nickname?

AT

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I live in Fremantle, Western Australia and have played junior cricket for Fremantle Cricket Club before moving into their Senior grade sides. I represented Western Australia at underage national carnivals and played Australian football growing up and still follow the Fremantle Dockers in the AFL. I am currently studying sport science at the University of Western Australia.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

2nd place in CA U19 National Championship.

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

U19 Quad Series in Vishakhapatnam, India 2011.

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

None

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?

None

Favourite cricketer?

Graeme Swann

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to?

Nathan Hauritz

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

Scoring 66 and taking 3 wickets in a game against the West Indies U19s in India in 2011.

Cricketing Ambition?

Play test cricket for Australia.

Personal Twitter handle?

@Ashtonturner_70

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Jack Wildermuth QUESTION

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Nickname?

Don’t have one

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world:

I have played cricket all my life at Valleys District Cricket Club, I was even a groundsman for a short while. I have played for Queensland U17s and 19s. Since I was young I have played cricket for my summer sport and I played soccer in winter. I studied landscape architecture last year and I will be studying health sport and physical education next year. I currently work part time at the fruit markets.

Most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

CA National U19 tournament: 85 runs (118) against Victoria, 11 wickets for carnival.

Have you played first-class cricket?

No

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series?

No

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

No

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

My Grandfather Graham Bizzell (QLD) and my Grandfather’s cousin Tom Vievers.

Favourite cricketer? Why?

Glenn McGrath because of his ability to be so consistent, Adam Gilchrist for his ability to hit the ball and Shane Warne because of his skill.

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

Shane Watson, he can bat and bowl!

Best cricketing moment/ performance to date?

My selection in Australian U19 Side and winning the National U19 championships with Queensland.

DOB: 01/09/93, Toowoomba

Cricketing Ambition?

To play for Queensland and Australia.

State: Queensland

Personal Twitter handle?

@Jackwildermuth

Playing role: Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast

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2012 SUPPORT STAfF

ICC U19 CRicket WoRlD CUp 2012

match scheDule anD infoRmation

Stuart Law Coach Former Australian and Queensland batsman, Stuart Law has recently returned to Australia to work at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence after stints coaching overseas. Most recently, Law was coach of Bangladesh and before that was working with Sri Lanka. In his new role as COE High Performance Coach, Law is responsible for the Australia U19 program and will be influential in developing this squad as they progress to higher levels of representation. In his playing days, Law played 54 ODIs for Australia averaging 52, while he also played a sole Test against Sri Lanka at the WACA in 1995.

Noel McCarthy

David Beakley

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Physiotherapist

Craig McDermott Assistant Coach Another former Australia and Queensland player, Craig McDermott will be a pot of knowledge for Australia’s up and coming bowlers. McDermott, who has most recently worked with the Australian team and helped develop bowlers such as James Pattinson, Pat Cummins and Mitch Starc before standing down from the role, will be a terrific influence and great sounding board for the squad bowling brigade, especially in conditions very familiar to the man they call “Billy”.

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GROUP A

GROUP B

GROUP C

GROUP D

Australia

Pakistan

West Indies

Sri Lanka

England

New Zealand

India

South Africa

Nepal

Scotland

Zimbabwe

Bangladesh

Ireland

Afghanistan

PNG

Namibia

Group matches

Television broadcast details

11 August

Australia v England at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

13 August

Australia v Nepal at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

Host broadcaster ESPN Stars Sports will beam matches into the living room of homes around the globe.

14 August

Australia v Ireland at Endeavour Park 2, Townsville

Plate and Super League stage

11 August

Australia v England – Fox Sports 3

19 August

13 August

Australia v Nepal – Fox Sports 1

19 August

Quarter Final 4 – Fox Sports 3

20 August

Quarter Final 2 – Fox Sports 3

21 August

Semi Final 1 – Fox Sports 3

23 August

Semi Final 2 – Fox Sports 3

26 August

Final – Fox Sports 3

Super League and Plate Championship divisions commence (check ICC website for details).

Final 26 August

Greg Chappell

Kate Hutchison

Team Manager

Media Manager

In Australia, you’ll be able to catch all the action on FOX SPORTS, who will broadcast the following games:

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 Final Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

For a full match schedule please visit www.icc-cricket.com/events_and_awards/u19/fixtures.php

Australia U19 squad Media Kit

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Contact For more information about the Australia U19 Cricket Team please contact: Kate Hutchison Communications Advisor | Cricket Australia Kate.hutchison@cricket.com.au +61 4 5052 5289


U19 team media kit 2012  
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