NSW have filled the gaps left by retirees Simon Katich, Stuart Clark and Phil Jacques and interstate movers Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes and Nathan Hauritz with a a crop of up-and-comers. Kurtis Patterson is the brightest of the new young things, having made an extraordinary debut for NSW in 2011/12. Patterson posted a brilliant 157 against Western Australia at the SCG, becoming the youngest player to score a century on debut for NSW. Patterson also made 562 runs for St George in Sydney Grade, averaging 51.09. Patterson is joined by U19 comrades Harry Conway and Gurinder Sandhu
Victoria U19 captain and Australia U19 bat has been named in the Bushrangers rookie list this year. It follows a promising year for Buchanan who made his debut for the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL | 01 against the Adelaide Strikers.
Agar is one of the country’s most promising spin bowlers and was named yesterday in Australia’s squad for next month’s ICC Under 19 World Cup in Queensland, where he will be joined by Bancroft, Whiteman, Turner and Bosisto.
Luke Pomersbach to Queensland - See the full QLD squad here
The former Western Australian has had a troubled five years, which culminated in being arrested on assault charges, that were later dropped, in India during the recent IPL. The Bulls will be hoping Lehmann's no nonsense coaching will be able to pull the powerful batter into line and revitalise his first class career. Pomersbach made a remarkable debut for Australia in T20 cricket in 2007. Called in from the carpark to replace an injured Brad Hodge he smashed a six in his 15 run innings.
Tom Triffitt to Western Australia
Western Australia have lured Tasmanian wicketkeeper Tom Triffitt across the Nullarbor ahead of the 2012/13 domestic season.
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Usman Khawaja to Queensland
Khawaja, who has played six Tests for Australia - the last of them against New Zealand late last year, approached the Queensland Bulls about a move north as he strives to earn a recall to the international arena.
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Nathan Hauritz to Queensland
Hauritz will return home to where it all began. The spinner left Queensland in 2006 in need of revitalisation after being dropped from the Queensland first XI.
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Phil Hughes to South Australia - See the full SA squad here
Former Australian opener Phillip Hughes has ended his five-year association with New South Wales and signed with South Australia.
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2012-13 XXXX GOLD Bulls squad:
James Hopes(c), Cameron Boyce, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Peter Forrest, Jason Floros, Matthew Gale, Cameron Gannon, Chris Hartley, Ryan Harris (CA contract), Nathan Hauritz, Usman Khawaja, Chris Lynn, Alister McDermott, Michael Neser, Luke Pomersbach, Nathan Reardon, Andrew Robinson, Wade Townsend
Rookies: Corey Barsby, Nick Buchanan, Ronan McDonald, James Peirson, Nick Stevens
2012-13 Warriors squad:
Ashton Agar, Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Travis Birt, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Davis, Matthew Dixon, Ryan Duffield, Marcus Harris, Michael Hogan, Mike Hussey (CA contract), Mitchell Johnson (CA contract), Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Nathan Rimmington, Tom Triffitt, Adam Voges. Rookies: Cameron Bancroft, William Bosisto, Joel Paris, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman.
WACA Development Squad: Tim Armstrong, Stephen Ball, Hilton Cartwright, Ryan Done, Jake Fawcett, Simon Mackin, Drew Porter, John Rogers, Luke Towers, David Vernon.
2012-13 West End Redbacks squad:
Cullen Bailey, Johan Botha, Daniel Christian, Tom Cooper, Callum Ferguson, Peter George, Jake Haberfield, Philip Hughes, Michael Klinger, Tim Ludeman, Nathan Lyon (CA contract), Joe Mennie, Gary Putland, Kane Richardson, Chad Sayers, James Smith. <><>Rookies: Travis Head, Elliot Opie, Alex Ross, Daniel Worrall<>
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Scott Boland, Ryan Carters, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, John Hastings, Jayde Herrick, Michael Hill, Jon Holland, David Hussey (CA contract), Alex Keath, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Darren Pattinson, James Pattinson (CA contract), Rob Quiney, Chris Rogers, Will Sheridan Peter Siddle (CA contract), Matthew Wade (CA contract) Cameron White Rookies: Meyrick Buchanan, James Muirhead and Steven Reid Cricket Australia rookie contracts: Ian Holland
2012-13 Cricket NSW squad:
Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Trent Copeland, Michael Clarke (CA contract), Tim Cruickshank, Patrick Cummins (CA contract), David Dawson, Brad Haddin (CA contract), Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Scott Henry, Daniel Hughes, Josh Lalor, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Stephen O’Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc (CA contract), Chris Tremain, David Warner (CA contract), Shane Watson (CA contract). Rookies: Nic Bills, Luke Doran, Gurinder Sandhu, Harry Conway, Adam Zampa
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