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Cricket Prodigy Jason Sangha makes his debut for Waverley College

First XI teammates Alex Ferrera and Jason Sangha

From the Director of Co-curriculum, Patrick Brennan

Australian Under 19 player and Waverley College student Jason Sangha made his Waverley College cricket debut this week in the Twenty20 competition against Cranbrook.

Jason, who is currently in Year 12 at Waverley, is the youngest ever contracted player in NSW Cricket history.

Jason recently moved from Newcastle to be nearer his regular training facilities at the SCG, following in the footsteps of several other big names from the country who based themselves at Waverley College to call the Moore Park precinct home, including Isaac Heeney (Swans) and Jed Holloway (Waratahs).

All three met their study and co-curriculum commitments despite playing at an elite level.

Jason has been described by Cricket Australia’s guru talent spotter Greg Chappell as one of the best juniors he’s ever seen coming through the Australian ranks. Chappell went on to describe his performances in the under age national competitions as extraordinary, and went as far as comparing him to Indian legend Virat Kohli.

In his ODI debut for Australian’s Under 19 team, Jason scored 102 against Pakistan in Dubai.

He has also signed for Sydney Thunder for the coming Big Bash season.

Jason has found his transition to Waverley College easy saying the school has a “great atmosphere with excellent education opportunities provided by quality teachers.”