Sydney Uni athlete, Lawrence Neil-Smith, was recently inducted to the Basil Sellers Scholarship Program during a presentation held at the SCG.

Neil-Smith started at Sydney Uni Cricket Club as part of the Green Shield program in 2014/15 and has worked his way into the Club's second grade side in 2016/17. Neil-Smith also recently gained representative honours in the NSW Metro U/19 and the Australian U/19 preliminary World Cup squad. 

The 2017/18 scholars are the latest group to benefit from the generous program, where young male and female cricketers are able to concentrate on pursuing their cricket career. The program aims to reduce the financial burden of families, including the cost of travelling to and from training, relocating to Sydney from regional areas and assists with the cost of secondary and tertiary education. 

Former scholars such as Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins have showcased the talent that has come from the program. 

The Club is very proud of Lawrence and looks forward to some outstanding results on the field in 2017/18.