Heron steps up to face the Bushrangers

Warriors call on Ervine for Pura Cup

Cricinfo staff

October 12, 2006

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Sean Ervine has transformed from an outsider to an almost regular member at Western Australia in less than a week after following his one-day selection with a spot in the Pura Cup squad for the match against Victoria on Sunday. Ervine, the former Zimbabwe allrounder who played five Tests and 42 ODIs, spent two seasons trying to get into the senior sides in Perth once he walked away from the international game.

A space in the limited-overs squad for Friday's Ford Ranger Cup game at the WACA was a reward for early-season warm-up runs and he will receive a maiden first-class cap for the Warriors if he makes the XI for the four-day fixture.

Western Australia's selectors decided on a change to the one-day outfit for Sunday's contest, with Clint Heron winning a place ahead of the allrounder Peter Worthington. Heron, a right-handed batsman, appeared in five first-class fixtures last year and posted three half-centuries.

Western Australia Pura Cup squad Justin Langer (capt), Marcus North, Luke Ronchi (wk), Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Chris Rogers, Clint Heron, Sean Ervine, Brett Dorey, Ben Edmondson, Steve Magoffin, Aaron Heal.

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