February 4, 2003

Hussey debuts for Bushrangers

David Hussey's golden season continued today when he was selected to make his first-class debut for the Victorian Bushrangers in tomorrow's Pura Cup match against the NSW Blues. Joining Hussey in the side are Hawthorn-Monash University wicketkeeper Peter Roach and Frankston Peninsula's Matthew Mott, who was a late replacement for the injured Matthew Elliott.

Hussey, who on Friday night scorched 35 off 27 balls in his ING Cup debut, was ecstatic upon hearing the news. "It's a great challenge to come into the side for such an important match. I feel I'm as well prepared as I could be, now I'm just looking forward to getting out there".

Roach replaces Darren Berry who still has a match to serve of his two game suspension imposed last week.

BUSHRANGERS Brad Hodge (c), Jason Arnberger, Shane Harwood, David Hussey, Mathew Inness, Michael Klinger, Michael Lewis, Jonathan Moss, Matthew Mott, Peter Roach, Graeme Rummans, Cameron White

NSW BLUES Steve Waugh (c), Douglas Bollinger, Nathan Bracken, Shawn Bradstreet, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Simon Katich, Greg Mail, Don Nash, Michael Slater, Mark Waugh