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Cricket news - Georgia Wareham bags first full Cricket Australia contract

Wareham bagged the Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year award in 2019.

Teenage legspinner Georgia Wareham has been awarded her first full Cricket Australia contract for the 2019-2020 season in the only change from the previous year's list.

Fellow legspinner Amanda Jade-Wellington misses out, due to sub-par performances, while left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen, who recently made her ODI comeback in the New Zealand series, has been retained in the 14-member list.

Wareham, who bagged the Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year award in 2019, made her national debut against New Zealand in September and went on to take 2 for 11 in the T20 WC final against England. Overall, the 19-year-old has 12 wickets in 11 T20Is for Australia. She's played six ODIs since her debut against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, and has claimed six wickets so far.

"Overall there has been minimal change in the CA Contract list, which we believe is a good sign," CA's national selector Shawn Flegler said. "Georgia Wareham was upgraded onto the list during the season and has been rewarded with her first full contract

"Amanda-Jade Wellington misses out on a contract after losing her spot in the side earlier in the season. Amanda-Jade is aware of what she needs to improve to put herself back in contention for selection and her first opportunity is through the NPS Program."

Also accompanying Wellington in the National Performance Squad will be Tayla Vlaeminck and Lauren Cheatle, who both made their debut for Australia in 2018. Rachel Trenaman and Annabel Sutherland, both 17 and still in school, will be part-time participants at the NPS.

Australia are in a for a high-profile 2019-2020 season with Ashes in England before they defend their T20 WC title on home soil next February-March.

2018-19 contract list: Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jessica Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Meg Lanning, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Georgia Wareham

2018-19 NPS squad: Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Josie Dooley, Nicole Faltum, Heather Graham, Alana King, Maitlan Brown, Tahlia McGrath, Annabel Sutherland, Rachel Trenaman, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tahlia Wilson

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