The teenage gloveman is currently in Darwin playing for the Cricket Australia XI in the three-game NT Top End 50-over series, with Sunday's final match a day-night fixture at DXC Arena. The series is locked at 1-1 coming into the final round.
Snell, who will switch from Norths to Toombul this season in a bid to secure a permant first grade berth in the Premier Cricket competition, has also earned national recognition elsewhere.
He has been awarded a coveted Bradman Scholarship for 2021,, along with Emily Hinze of South Australia.
The Scholarship, which has been awarded since 1990 to aid undergraduates balance their cricket and academic pursuits, was expanded in 2019 to include both a male and a female recipient each year.
Snell and Hinze, who applied in February, are both exceptionally talented cricketers who have also demonstrated an ability to maintain strong academic records at school and the early part of their university studies. This duality helped them to stand out amongst a strong nationwide pool of applicants.
A fine candidate for the scholarship, Snell was “stoked” when he found out his application had been successful. Looking forward to meeting as many people as possible and forming connections in the cricketing world, he is thrilled to be part of the Foundation now and into the future. “For someone who has always been involved in cricket, it is an honour to be a Bradman Scholar,” he said. “It is very special.”
Executive Director of the Bradman Foundation, Rina Hore is thrilled with the scholars for 2021. “We had another exceedingly strong field of applicants, but Toby and Emily shone through,” she said. “They are high quality people, and we look forward to welcoming them into the Foundation.”
The Bradman Scholarship is worth $15,000 over three years and is designed to assist young cricketers as they balance their sporting and academic pursuits at university. Applications for 2022 Female and Male scholarships will open in February.
He is only the second Queensland-based player to earn a scholarship, with Bulls great Martin Love also earning one in his formative days.
Current Queensland Fire batter and wicket-keeper Georgia Redmayne is a former scholarship holder, earning the benefits to help her with her early medical studies.