Congratulations to Nick Larkin and Will Somerville, who have been added to the Sydney Sixers squad as Supplementary List players for the 2015-16 Big Bash League.  Neither player has yet appeared in representative Twenty 20 cricket, but this season they may well receive an opportunity to join their Sydney University team-mates Ed Cowan and Ryan Carters on the field with the Sixers.

Jonte Pattison is already a veteran of representative Under-19 cricket, having played one Test and eight limited-overs internationals for the Australian Under-19 team.  His efforts in the recent national Under-19 championships (in which he led ACT/NSW Country to the final and scored a brilliant unbeaten 110 against Queensland) earned him a place in the provisional squad for the Under-19 World Cup to be played in Bangladesh in February 2016.  The selectors have named a squad of 21 players, which is to be culled to 15 before the tournament begins.