ING Cup 2004-05 December 16, 2004

South Australia look to Top End for Skewes

Cricinfo staff



The Redbacks have picked Luke Williams for the first time since 2000-01 © Getty Images

The Northern Territory batsman Ken Skewes has been called up by South Australia, his adopted state, for the ING Cup match against Western Australia at Adelaide Oval tomorrow.

Skewes, a 20-year-old in this year's Cricket Academy intake, arrived at the Redbacks last year on a SACA traineeship after moving through the Northern Territory's under-age teams. Mark Higgs, the slow-bowling allrounder, has also been added to the squad as the pair replaces Ben Cameron and Paul Rofe.

Luke Williams, the 24-year-old opening batsman, will return to the South Australia side for the first time in four seasons after being picked for the Pura Cup match against the Warriors, starting on Sunday. Williams played two first-class matches in 2000-01 and was chosen after scoring 172 in the Cricket Australia Cup match against the ACT this week.

South Australia ING Cup squad Graham Manou (capt, wk), Nathan Adcock, Greg Blewett, Mark Cleary, Mark Cosgrove, Daniel Cullen, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Harris, Mark Higgs, Ken Skewes, Jack Smith, Shaun Tait.

South Australia Pura Cup squad Graham Manou (capt, wk), Paul Rofe, Nathan Adcock, Greg Blewett, Mark Cleary, Mark Cosgrove, Daniel Cullen, Callum Ferguson, Tom Plant, Jack Smith, Shaun Tait, Luke Williams.