Teague Wyllie is an Australian cricketer who plays for Western Australia and has also played for the Australia under-19 cricket team.
Teague wyllie : Sheffield Shield | Highlights | Family
Australia has a promising new batting hope, with Western Australia’s Teague Wyllie becoming the youngest player to score a Sheffield Shield century since Ricky Ponting.
And it came on a tricky wicket for batters, with Wyllie’s 104 leading the hosts to a total of 258, and a 78-run lead at stumps on day two of their clash with New South Wales.
Only NSW captain Kurtis Patterson (72 not out) and WA’s Matthew Kelly (47 not out) were able to join the 18-year-old in scoring over 32 runs.
In the process Wyllie, who was in his third Shield match, became the youngest to ton up at the level since Ricky Ponting in 1992/93.
West Australian teenager Teague Wyllie becomes youngest Sheffield Shield centurion since Ricky Ponting.
A future superstar of Aussie cricket was born on Tuesday, with teenager Teague Wyllie scoring a breakthrough century in the Sheffield Shield.
West Australian teenager Teague Wyllie has become the Sheffield Shield’s youngest centurion since the legendary Ricky Ponting after a breakthrough knock against New South Wales on Tuesday.
Playing in just his third first-class match, Wyllie scored a classy 104 to help guide the Warriors to a first-innings total of 258 on a tricky WACA deck.
The 18-year-old batting prodigy smacked 15 boundaries during the 204-ball knock, while none of his teammates passed 50 as the hosts secured a healthy first-innings lead in Perth.
The talented right-hander brought up triple figures late in the evening session by clipping Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon through fine leg, becoming Western Australia’s youngest centurion in Sheffield Shield history.
Teague wyllie Highlights
In just his third first-class fixture, 18-year-old Teague Wyllie scored a century to help Western Australia take the first-innings lead against New South Wales on Day 2 at the WACA stadium in Perth.
Western Australia started the day at 18 for 2 in response to NSW’s 180 and lost Hilton Cartwright early in the morning session.
Sam Fanning started to add a solid alliance with Wyllie but was dismissed by Jack Edwards for a 161-ball 32. Joshua Philippe and Aaron Hardie fell cheaply to leave Western Australia in trouble at 100 for 6.
A 61-run partnership ensued between Wyllie and Joel Paris that took the team closer to NSW’s total before the latter fell to Moises Henriques.
No. 9 batter Matthew Kelly joined forces with Wyllie to push the team past NSW’s total and gain a small lead.
They put on 90 quick runs and looked set to head to stumps with their wickets intact, but Chris Tremain struck twice in the dying moments of the day. Wyllie’s fine knock ended on 104, while Corey Rocchiccioli fell for a third-ball duck.
Nathan Lyon picked his first wicket of the innings by dismissing the final batter Lance Morris to end Western Australia’s innings on 258, which brought down the curtains on Day 2.
Western Australia is no stranger to producing prodigious talents, and Teague Wyllie, aged just 17 as it stands, is expected to be the next big thing to have emerged from that state.
From the great Garth McKenzie to the iconic duo of Rod Marsh-Dennis Lillee, the iconic Geoff Marsh and the under-appreciated Stuart MacGill, the list is just never-ending when we talk of the greats from Western Australia.
Interestingly, a parallel drawn to a former Australian great isn’t the only source of motivation for Wyllie to do well.
He hails from a family of cricketers, who were so popular in the country region, that the grade cricket trophy was given their second name. “The Wyllie Cup” is named after the father and two brothers of Teague Wyllie, who maintain great relations with associations in the state. His older system Georgia represents Perth Scorchers in WBBL.
To have that extra bit of exposure, to play first-grade cricket without much trouble, was a great incentive for Wyllie, who doesn’t wish to remain in the spotlight of his family, and wants to frame his own identity. In that pursuit, he made it count when he was given the opportunity to represent U17 National Championships for Cricket Australia.