Pura Cup 2004-05 November 22, 2004

Knowles to make first-class debut for Victoria

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Michael Lewis will have scans to determine the seriousness of his groin injury © Getty Images

Brad Knowles will make his first-class debut for Victoria after Michael Lewis pulled out of tomorrow's Pura Cup match against New South Wales at Junction Oval.

Lewis injured his groin in yesterday's last-ball ING Cup loss to the Blues and will have scans today to determine the extent of the injury. Knowles, a 23-year-old who has been on rookie contracts for the past two seasons, will become Victoria's 801st first-class player.

Ian Harvey, who was selected in the initial squad of 13, has also failed a fitness test on his groin and is expected to return for the Bushrangers' next match on December 1. Gerard Denton will miss up to two months after suffering a stress fracture to the fifth metatarsal on his right foot yesterday.

Victoria Cameron White (capt), Matthew Elliott, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Mathew Inness, Brendan Joseland, Brad Knowles, Andrew McDonald, Jonathan Moss, Peter Roach, Graeme Rummans, Allan Wise.