Austin Waugh in Aussie U-16s cricket squad

Another Waugh is making his mark.

Austin Waugh, son of Australian cricket great Steve, was on Friday selected in Australia’s under-16 squad following the conclusion of the national schoolboy championships in Darwin.

Like his father a right-handed middle-order batsman and right-arm medium-pacer, Austin scored 47 runs and took seven wickets as NSW went through undefeated in winning the Australia under-15s title.

Waugh was one of six NSW players selected in the 13-strong national under-16 squad.

Also in the squad is Victorian allrounder Will Sutherland, son of Cricket Australia chief executive James.

South Australia’s Bailey Capel was the tournament’s leading run-scorer with 171 runs at an average of 57 and was named as one of three stand-by players.

The tournament’s leading wicket-taker, West Australian Luke Cheshire – who took 17 wickets at 9.12 – missed out on selection.

The team will be coached by former Australian Test batsman and recent Queensland Bulls coach Stuart Law and will play in the national under-17s championships in October.

Australian under-16s side: Bailey Dickinson (capt – NSW), Aiden Bariol (NSW), Jason Sangha (NSW), Thomas Sowden (NSW), Austin Waugh (NSW), Joel Foster (NSW), Nathan Murphy (VIC), Will Sutherland (VIC), Zac Evans (VIC), Jarrod Freeman (TAS), Blake Edwards (QLD), Dean Elliott (QLD), Hamish McKenzie (WA).

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