18 year old Jayden Christie storms into the top 15 in the National Player Rankings

18 year old Jayden Christie storms into the top 15 in the National Player Rankings

Club Helensvale youngster and former Victorian junior star Jayden Christie has stormed into the top 15 in the National Player Rankings, with the 18 year old surging 7 places into 15th courtesy of his victory in the Summerland Pairs at Ballina to follow up his triumph in the Queensland State Pairs with veteran Mark Casey.

Teaming up with former Australian U25 represenative Sean Ingham (Broadbeach), the pair took out the the prestigious tier 3 event ahead of Brett Dean (QLD) and Brendan Baker (NSW), with Ingham now ranked 14th and sitting just 0.6 points ahead of his younger partner.

The top of the leaderboard remains unchanged, with the top 3 of Aron Sherriff, (NSW), Jeremy Henry (NSW) and Lee Schraner (TAS) remaining stable as points remained unchanged.

On the Women’s side, a relatively quiet month for rankings events sees a relatively unchanged leader board still lead by the recently crowned World Championships Women’s Triples champions Natasha Scott (NSW), Carla Krizanic (VIC) and Rebecca Van Asch (TAS).

The biggest mover this month has been Australian Jackaroos squad member Kristina Krstic (WA), who has surged from 18th to 11th to now be the top ranked Western Australian woman in the country.

The highest ranked bowler from each state remains littered with big names:

Top ranked players by state (men):

  • ACT: Mac McLean (overall ranking – 29th)
  • NSW: Aron Sherriff (overall ranking – 1st)
  • NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 25th)
  • QLD: Steve Halmai (overall ranking – 6th)
  • SA: Steven Dennis (overall ranking – 7th)
  • TAS: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 3rd)
  • VIC: Matthew Flapper (overall ranking – 10th)
  • WA: Tom Mitchell (overall ranking – 22nd)
  • Overseas: Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 5th)

Top ranked players by state (women):

  • ACT: Sharon Steele (overall ranking – 27th)
  • NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 1st)
  • NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 12h)
  • QLD: Ester Regan (overall ranking – 4th)
  • SA: Cassandra Harvey (overall ranking – 18th)
  • TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 3rd)
  • VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 2nd)
  • WA: Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 11th)
  • Overseas: Kelly McKerihen (overall ranking – 7th)

Overall Player Rankings (Men)

  • 1st Aron Sherriff (NSW): 337
  • 2nd Jeremy Henry (NSW): 252
  • 3rd Lee Schraner (TAS): 243.6
  • 4th Chris Herden (NSW): 224
  • 5th Ryan Bester (Overseas – CAN): 213.4

Overall Player Rankings (Women)

  • 1st Natasha Scott (NSW): 408
  • 2nd Carla Krizanic (VIC): 392.2
  • 3rd Rebecca Van Asch (TAS): 241.4
  • 4th Ester Regan (QLD): 225.1
  • 5th Cassandra Millerick (QLD): 210.1

Upcoming rankings events – January

  • Summerland Singles (Ballina, NSW): January 2 – 6
  • Yarram Open Fours (Yarram Country Club, VIC): January 7 & 8
  • EnergyAustralia Classic Singles (Yallourn, VIC): January 9 – 12
  • Australia Day Pairs (Warrnambool, VIC): January 25 – 27
  • Men’s Summer Fours (Weston Creek, ACT): January 26 – 28

Click here to see the full male rankings as of January 1, 2017

Click here to see the full female rankings as of January 1, 2017

Learn more about the National Player Rankings here

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