NPS Player Profile: Cameron Bancroft

30 Jul 2014

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After showing the world his potential with a ton at the 2012 Under 19 World Cup, Cameron Bancroft is now developing into one of Western Australia's most promising young stars.

Bancroft's 125 against Nepal was the sole Aussie century of the tournament, throwing him into the limelight amongst a quality list of Under 19s who managed to make the final.

'Bangers', as he's known to his Warriors teammates, pulled on the yellow and black for the first time all the way back in 2011 against Tasmania in a Ryobi Cup fixture.

Since then he's made his first-class debut and is working towards becoming a regular member of Western Australia's XIs.

Last week he top scored with 66 to guide the National Performance Squad to a shock 52-run win over Australia A, prompting a promotion up the order that has returned scores of 37 and 25.

Bancroft demonstrated his value in the longer form of the game against Tasmania in December, where he carried the Warriors to 258 after posting 93 in the first innings, allowing Western Australia to go on and win the match.

Although he has relinquished much as his wicket-keeping duties of late, he still takes the gloves from time-to-time, providing an option to Western Australian selectors when Sam Whiteman isn't standing behind the stumps.

The 21-year-old will be hoping to carry this form into the Australian domestic season, as he looks to improve on last year's performance.

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Cameron Bancroft Statistics
First class: 11 matches, 450 runs @ 22.50 (HS 93)
List-A: 13 matches, 315 runs @ 24.23 (HS 66)