South Australian cricket June 21, 2004

Paul Nobes takes over as SA's chairman of selectors

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Paul Nobes has been appointed South Australia's chairman of selectors for the 2004-05 season. He takes over from John Nash, who will now form part of the three-member panel along with Neil Dansie.

Unlike in previous years, when the panel consisted of five members, the current one only has three, with two others taking up newly created grade-observer roles. Explaining the logic behind the new structure, Harvey Jolly, the South Australian Cricket Association's general manager of cricket, said: "We have chosen this structure to better enable the selection panel to focus their time on selection for the Pura Cup, ING Cup and Cricket Australia competitions, with dedicated support from the grade observers, who will identify talent in the grade competition."

Nobes, 40, played 86 first-class games for Victoria and South Australia in a career which spanned eight years, from 1988 to 1996, and scored 6180 runs at 41.75.

The new panel will commence duties from July 1.