October 7, 2003

Jurgensen named for QAS

Former Tasmanian and Western Warriors pace bowler Shane Jurgensen will pick up where he left off when he plays for the Queensland Academy of Sport 2nd XI against NSW at Allan Border Field next week.

Jurgensen, who split with the Tigers to return home to Brisbane during the off-season, was a regular Queensland youth player before leaving in 1996 to seek a first class berth in Perth.

The right-arm pace bowler played for WA in 1998-99 before switching to Tasmania where he was one of the stars of the Tigers' charge to the 2001-02 Pura Cup Final.

Despite becoming the first bowler to take a 10-wicket haul in the Final with match figures of 11-72, his efforts were not enough to prevent Queensland winning their third Pura Cup championship.

Jurgensen, 27, has been among the early wicket-takers for Sandgate-Redcliffe in the Brisbane XXXX First Grade premiership and will vie with Bulls squad members Mitchell Johnson and Damien MacKenzie for the new ball in the opening Cricket Australia Cup 2nd XI match of the summer.

The QAS team will be captained by Australian one-day spinner Nathan Hauritz and includes Bulls players Brendan Nash, James Hopes, Chris Simpson and Daniel Payne.

Debutants in the QAS team include leg-spinning Redlands allrounder Ryan Leloux and University of Queensland batsman Craig Philipson, who is coming off 141 not out for the Students in first grade last weekend.

NSW have named a strong team including Australian ODI pace bowler Nathan Bracken and regular Blues quicks Stuart Clark, Doug Bollinger and Don Nash.

Cricket Australia Cup, QAS v NSW 2nd XI, Allan Border Field, Mon-Thurs:
Nathan Hauritz (c), Chris Hartley, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Shane Jurgensen, Ryan Leloux, Damien MacKenzie, Brendan Nash, Aaron Nye, Daniel Payne, Craig Philipson, Chris Simpson.
NSW: Matthew Phelps (c), Grant Lambert, Phil Jaques, Aaron O'Brien, Paul Maraziotis, Dominic Thornely, Nathan Pilon, Liam Zammit, Don Nash, Stuart Clark, Nathan Bracken, Doug Bollinger.