Sydney Uni young-gun, Lawrence Neil-Smith, has been selected in the preliminary squad of 28 players ahead of the 2018 Under 19 Cricket World Cup, being held in New Zealand from January 13th to February 3rd.

Each of the players selected in the preliminary squad have been identified by the State Talent Managers following impressive performances at previous events and with 15 spots available in the World Cup team, players named in the extended squad are in strong contention. CA Pathways Manager, Graham Manou, says "there's some exceptional talent coming through the Pathway right now, and it really is going to be a tough task to narrow down our Under 19 World Cup squad to just 15 players". 

Over the next six weeks, Cricket Australia's Youth Selection Panel will be making some difficult decisions based on performances at the Under 19 National Championships in Hobart and Launceston from December 4th to 15th.

Lawrence has been the leader of attack in our table-topping 2nd Grade team and currently leads all wicket takers at the Club with 17 wickets for the season at 14. 

Sydney Uni Cricket wishes Lawrence the best of luck throughout the upcoming selection process.