July 10, 2012

Updated Australian state squads: ins and outs

ESPNcricinfo staff

All six states have now finalised their contract lists for 2012-13.

New South Wales

Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Michael Clarke (Cricket Australia contract), Trent Copeland, Tim Cruickshank, Pat Cummins (CA), David Dawson, Brad Haddin (CA), Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Scott Henry, Daniel Hughes, Josh Lalor, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O'Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc (CA), Chris Tremain, Shane Watson (CA), David Warner (CA) Rookies Nic Bills, Luke Doran, Gurinder Sandhu, Harry Conway, Adam Zampa.

Out Beau Casson (retired), Stuart Clark (retired), Nathan Hauritz (Qld), Phillip Hughes (SA), Phil Jaques (retired), Simon Katich (retired), Usman Khawaja (Qld), Timm van der Gugten (Tas).

Delisted Nathan Brain, Burt Cockley.


James Hopes (capt), Cameron Boyce, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Jason Floros, Peter Forrest, Matthew Gale, Cameron Gannon, Chris Hartley, Ryan Harris (CA contract), Nathan Hauritz, Usman Khawaja, Chris Lynn, Alister McDermott, Michael Neser, Luke Pomersbach, Nathan Reardon, Andrew Robinson, Wade Townsend. Rookies Corey Barsby, Nick Buchanan, Ronan McDonald, James Peirson, Nick Stevens.

In Nathan Hauritz (NSW), Usman Khawaja (NSW), Luke Pomersbach (WA).

Out Steve Magoffin (Sussex), Chris Swan (retired).

Delisted Ryan Broad, Ben Dunk, Alex Kemp, Steve Paulsen, Scott Walter.

South Australia

Cullen Bailey, Johan Botha, Daniel Christian, Tom Cooper, Callum Ferguson, Peter George, Jake Haberfield, Phillip Hughes, Michael Klinger, Tim Ludeman, Nathan Lyon (Cricket Australia contract), Joe Mennie, Gary Putland, Kane Richardson, Chadd Sayers, James Smith Rookies Travis Head, Elliot Opie, Alex Ross, Daniel Worrall.

In Johan Botha (South Africa), Phillip Hughes (NSW).

Out Aiden Blizzard (Tas).

Delisted Cameron Borgas, Michael Delaney, Theo Doropoulos, Ben Dougall, Daniel Harris, Aaron O'Brien, Tom Thornton.


George Bailey (capt), Jackson Bird, Aiden Blizzard, Luke Butterworth, Steve Cazzulino, Mark Cosgrove, Ed Cowan, Xavier Doherty (Cricket Australia contract), Alex Doolan, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Andrew Fekete, Evan Gulbis, Ben Hilfenhaus (CA), Matt Johnston, Jason Krejza, Adam Maher, Tim Paine, Ricky Ponting (CA), Timm van der Gugten Rookies Harry Allanby, Sam Rainbird, Jordan Silk, Beau Webster.

In Aiden Blizzard (SA), Ben Dunk (Qld), Andrew Fekete (Vic), Timm van der Gugten (NSW).

Out Tom Triffitt (WA).

Delisted Matthew Day, Brendan Drew, Brady Jones, Nick Kruger, Ben Laughlin, Ashton May, Marc Simonds, Jon Wells.


Scott Boland, Ryan Carters, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, John Hastings, Jayde Herrick, Michael Hill, Jon Holland, David Hussey (Cricket Australia contract), Alex Keath, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Darren Pattinson, James Pattinson (CA), Rob Quiney, Chris Rogers, Will Sheridan, Peter Siddle (CA), Matthew Wade (CA), Cameron White Rookies Meyrick Buchanan, James Muirhead, Steven Reid Cricket Australia rookie Ian Holland.

Out Ashton Agar (WA), Mark Cleary (retired), Andrew Fekete (Tas), Brad Hodge (retired).

Delisted Brett Forsyth, Steve Gilmour.

Western Australia

Ashton Agar, Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Travis Birt, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Davis, Matthew Dixon, Ryan Duffield, Marcus Harris, Michael Hogan, Michael Hussey (CA contract), Mitchell Johnson (CA contract), Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Nathan Rimmington, Tom Triffitt, Adam Voges Rookies Cameron Bancroft, William Bosisto, Joel Paris, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman.

In Ashton Agar (Vic), Tom Triffitt (Tas).

Out Mark Cameron (retired), Brad Knowles (retired), Luke Pomersbach (Qld), Luke Ronchi (Wellington).

Delisted Michael Johnson, Martin Paskal, Wes Robinson.

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  • Andrew on July 12, 2012, 0:22 GMT

    @msmith4280 - still, you had pretty good intel! I would imagine vdG's departure was a factor for Conway.

  • Martyn on July 11, 2012, 22:08 GMT

    Meety - I was told that Conway was not getting a contract and that it was a straight choice between Sandhu and Conway for the final seamers spot. In the end both got rookie contracts. I don't know if the departure of van der Gugten was the reason for this.

  • Andrew on July 10, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    @bringbackbrucelaird - I think there was a prolonged form lapse there. I think he could of benefitted from moving state, - particularly when SA started bringing in spinners like O'Brien. The world really was his oyster though, getting a test cap at a young age. I think he could of been very good in the ODI/T20 format. Funny that he fell out of state cricket with an ave of 44, yet Doherty made the Oz side not long after with an ave of 48 at the time, & Cullen nearly had a far better wickets per match ratio.

  • Anthony on July 10, 2012, 3:13 GMT

    Sad to see Magoffin end his years in County Cricket which is becoming a retirement home for aging shield players. And what ever happened to Dan Cullen? Surely if he is good enough to play test cricket a state should be willing to take a chance with him.

  • Andrew on July 10, 2012, 2:57 GMT

    @msmith4280 - well done! Apart from Conway, I think you nailed the ENTIRE squad 3 days before the press release! Particularly impressed that you picked Henry & the other Hughes!

  • Martyn on July 7, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    I have heard NSW are going to have 16 players on full-time contracts and 5 players on rookie contracts. If so:

    ACB: Clarke, Cummins, Haddin, Starc, Watson, Warner

    Full: Abbott, Bollinger, Copeland, Cruickshank, Dawson, Hazlewood, Henriques, Henry, Hughes, Lalor, Maddinson, Nevill, O'Keefe, Rohrer, Smith, Tremain

    Rookie: Bills, Doran. Patterson, Sandhu, Zampa

    Personally, I think Patterson deserves a full contract.

    Average age of the above squad just 24.

  • Allan on July 6, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    Agree with RJHB, NSW will miss Khawaja, but I think he will do great under boof in QLD who will help him get his Aussie spot back, predicting that Khawaja will again be the state player of the year as he was in 2010

  • Rohanj on July 6, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    Those outs for NSW appear staggering though neither Clark nor Casson had played much for quite some time. Boy are they gonna miss those batsmen though. Good on Hughes and Khawaja, brave move and I hope it pays off big time for Australia in the future.

  • Dummy4 on July 6, 2012, 2:07 GMT

    Dan Harris de-listed? He's a short form monster!

  • Gordon on July 4, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    Victoria should seriously consider players such as Brendan Drew and Jonathan Wells both to me look like they have talent whch would help Victoria get even better.

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