October 10, 2002

Bulls Pura Cup team named

The Pura Cup champion XXXX Queensland Bulls will open their 2002-03 season campaign at the Gabba next week.

The Queensland selectors today named a team for the clash with the NSW Blues that contains former captain Stuart Law, omitted earlier this week from the ING Cup side that travels to Sydney tomorrow to prepare for Sunday's one-day match at North Sydney Oval.

The Pura Cup team will see new captain Jimmy Maher lead Queensland onto the field at the Gabba for the first time in his new role since taking over from Law, who is expected to bat in the number four spot after dropping down to number six last season.

Young right-arm pace bowler Damien MacKenzie will play his second first class match for the Bulls after making his debut last season.

The match against the Blues starts on Wednesday.

XXXX Queensland Bulls v NSW Blues, Pura Cup, Wed-Sat, the Gabba: Jimmy Maher (c), Brendan Nash, Martin Love, Stuart Law, Andrew Symonds, Lee Carseldine, Wade Seccombe, Ashley Noffke, Michael Kasprowicz, Joe Dawes, Damien MacKenzie, Matthew Anderson (12th man to be named).

XXXX Queensland Bulls v NSW Blues, ING Cup, Sunday, October 13: Jimmy Maher (c), Martin Love, Lee Carseldine, Clinton Perren, Andrew Symonds, Brendan Nash, James Hopes, Wade Seccombe, Ashley Noffke, Michael Kasprowicz, Scott Brant, Damien MacKenzie (all 12 to play).