January 17, 2003

Higgs injury paves way for Cosgrove Pura Cup debut

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) has confirmed that Mark Cosgrove will make his Pura Cup debut for the West End Redbacks during the four-day game against the Queensland Bulls, starting this Sunday, January 19 in Brisbane.

Cosgrove replaces injured all-rounder Mark Higgs, who has yet to fully recover from a strained hip, which occurred during Redbacks training last week.

Higgs was reassessed in Brisbane this afternoon and ruled out of the four-day game, enabling Cosgrove to make his Pura Cup debut.

The Redbacks team to face the Bulls is:

Greg Blewett (c)
Mark Cleary
Mark Cosgrove
John Davison
Shane Deitz
David Fitzgerald
Mark Harrity
Ben Higgins
Ben Johnson
Paul Rofe
Shaun Tait
Jeff Vaughan

The 12th man will be named on the morning of day one of the game.