January 15, 2003

Noffke ruled out of day/nighter

XXXX Queensland Bulls pace bowler Ashley Noffke will miss Friday's ING Cup day/nighter against the Southern Redbacks, but remains in contention for Sunday's Pura Cup match at the Gabba.

Noffke was ruled out this morning after the Bulls medical and coaching staff elected not to rush him back from a fractured right index finger for the one-day match at the Gabba.

However they will assess him again on Saturday morning to see whether he might be fit to take his place for the Pura Cup clash against the Redbacks that starts Sunday.

The Queensland selectors have named a 13-man squad for the Pura Cup game to cover if Noffke is unable to take his place.

Queensland lead the Pura Cup competition and are in second spot on the ING Cup ladder.

Former Bulls captain Stuart Law has recovered from a dislocated finger and retains his place in the ING Cup team after making his return to the limited overs side in the win over the Western Warriors in Perth earlier this month.

XXXX Queensland Bulls v South Australia, ING Cup, Friday (D/N): Martin Love (c), Daniel Payne, Lee Carseldine, Clinton Perren, Stuart Law, Brendan Nash, James Hopes, Wade Seccombe, Nathan Hauritz, Michael Kasprowicz, Scott Brant, Damien MacKenzie (all twelve to play).

XXXX Queensland Bulls v South Australia, Pura Cup, Sunday - Wednesday: Martin Love (c), Brendan Nash, Daniel Payne, Clinton Perren, Stuart Law, Lee Carseldine, James Hopes, Wade Seccombe, Nathan Hauritz, Ashley Noffke, Michael Kasprowicz, Adam Dale, Joe Dawes (one to be omitted).