July 10, 2002

Paul Wilson set to play with Melville in SunSmart League

Western Warriors recruit Paul Wilson has agreed to play club cricket with Melville for the next two seasons.

Wilson, 29, concluded negotiations with Melville president Malik Mascarenhas today.

The powerfully built fast-bowler, who has played one Test and limited-overs internationals for Australia, will arrive in Perth next week.

He will commence training with the Warriors on Monday, July 22.

Wilson will be a specialist fast-bowling coach at Melville in assistance to former England Test batsman Paul Terry.

Mascarenhas said recruiting Wilson was a major coup for one of Perth's leading league clubs.

"We wanted an experienced senior bowler to assist the development of our young cricketers and in particular our bowlers," Mascarenhas said.

"Paul fits that role for us and he comes to Melville with a reputation as an extremely good club man and genuinely good bloke.

"We have been very close to winning a premiership in recent seasons and we think that recruiting Paul Wilson could perhaps take a step further to achieving our goal to win a title."