June 12, 2002

Ross Edwards to work with WA Academy Rookies

Former Western Australian Test batsman Ross Edwards is taking time out from a visit to Perth to pass on the value of his Test experience to some of Western Australia s brightest cricketing prospects.

Edwards, in Perth for two weeks en-route to the UK from his adopted home of Singapore, offered his services to the Western Warriors at the request of Coach Michael Veletta.

The timing of Edward's visit coincides with the return to Perth of Beau Casson, Craig Simmons, Chas Keogh and Wes Robinson on break from the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy in Adelaide.

Edwards will speak to the Western Warriors Winter Squad at 4.00pm today, prior to training, as well as conduct a training session with the Academy Rookies and Shaun Marsh at 11.00am tomorrow in the WACA's indoor centre.

A veteran of 126 1st class games and 20 Test matches, Edwards scored 1171 runs in his 20 Tests at an average of 40.37, with a highest score of 170 not out. He is renowned for the quality of his cover fielding and was batting at the other end when Doug Walters hit six off the final ball of the session to register 100 runs in a session at the WACA Ground.