October 13, 2003

Redbacks squad selected for first Pura Cup game

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) today announced a twelve-man West End Redbacks squad to take on the Western Warriors in the first Pura Cup game of season 2003-04.

Greg Blewett will captain the side, with new recruit Andy Flower making his debut for the South Australian team.

West End Redbacks coach Wayne Phillips said he is looking forward to the first game of 2003-04 after an excellent pre-season.

"I am very happy with the effort and commitment shown by the players during the pre-season and am confident it will hold us in good stead for the first game."

"The selectors have chosen a balanced side, with a mixture of experienced senior players and some of our up and coming talent."

"I'm sure the boys, like me, are looking forward to getting the season underway this weekend."

The Redbacks team is:

Greg Blewett (c)Andy Flower
Mark ClearyMark Higgs
Chris DaviesGraham Manou
John DavisonMick Miller
Shane DeitzPaul Rofe
David FitzgeraldShaun Tait

The Pura Cup game runs from October 19 to 22 at the WACA Ground in Perth. The Redbacks remain in Perth to take on WA in an ING Cup game on October 24.