Australia news April 28, 2013

Ryan Carters joins New South Wales

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ryan Carters, the wicketkeeper-batsman who has played 11 first-class games for Victoria over the past three seasons, has signed a rookie deal with New South Wales. Carters, who is originally from Canberra, did not have his Cricket Victoria contract renewed and instead has joined the Blues as one of the five rookies in their large squad for the 2013-14 summer.

Batsmen Tim Cruickshank and David Dawson and the spinner Luke Doran have been delisted by the Blues, who also confirmed Test spinner Nathan Lyon as their major interstate import. Lyon was keen to return home to New South Wales having established himself as a domestic and international player with South Australia.

There were no real surprises in the New South Wales contract list, with the fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu predictably upgraded to a full deal from his rookie contract after winning the Steve Waugh Medal last summer. New rookies include the wicketkeeper-batsman Jay Lenton and the left-arm pace-bowling allrounder Ben Dwarshuis.

"Even with seven New South Wales players being contracted to Cricket Australia, Cricket New South Wales has still been able to name a very talented contract list for 2013/14," John Warn, the Cricket New South Wales chairman said. "The addition of Nathan Lyon to our squad to play alongside a group of younger players that are developing rapidly, plus having someone of the ability of Trevor Bayliss to bring the group together, means that we have the depth and experience to challenge in both forms of the game next season."

New South Wales squad Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Michael Clarke (Cricket Australia contract), Trent Copeland, Pat Cummins (CA), Brad Haddin (CA), Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Scott Henry, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon (CA), Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O'Keefe, Josh Lalor, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc (CA), Chris Tremain, David Warner (CA), Shane Watson (CA). Rookies Nic Bills, Ryan Carters, Harry Conway, Ben Dwarshuis, Jay Lenton.

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  • Mark on April 29, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    I can understand why he left Victoria, as it seems Peter Handscombe has taken over back-up keeper's spot (inexplicably, because Carters is better!), but why NSW, where the lineup is longer - Haddin, Nevill and D, Smith all in the queue.

  • Dummy4 on April 29, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    Watch young Ben Dwarshuis, this boy could be anything. Left hand quick and can hit the ball out of any park, level head to go with it.

  • Satish on April 29, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    It hurts every time I don't see a CA besides Steve O'Keefe's name!

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2013, 14:33 GMT

    Come'on Jay with your talent you could definantly push for a spot even just as a batsmen

  • Peter on April 28, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    @Meety, This guy is actually a very, very good gloveman. It is interesting what the thought processes are with NSW as they have also given Jay Lenton a rookie contract. Lenton is also a very good batsman, so he may have to force his way into the team with that talent. I haven't seen him with the gloves so can't tell if he is as good as Carters.

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    Random thoughts....

    Maybe the head honchoes in sydney are expecting Hadds to be largely unavailable? He may also have the feeling that Matty Wade may be back in bushrangers kit for a good while... I guess if he's not playing shield cricket he may as well be based where he's playing T20 stuff.

    A shame there's no ACT team for him to play for. I have the feeling there is a lot of talent stuck in the 2nd league.

    So much bowling there! Bollinger, Cummins, Hazlewood, Sandu, Starc, Copeland, Lyon, O'keefe makes two good attacks before you even think about adding an allrounder.

    I just wish we could get them all playing more shield matches and on decent wickets where good batsmen could get set and play longer innings on good tracks against good bowling. It's the only way to get back to better performances at the top level.

  • Mariam on April 28, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    He did well for the Thunder so good luck to the kid.

  • Andrew on April 28, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    Interesting move, he'd have a toughtime getting ahead of Neville & Haddin in Shield, but as he was on the books with the Thunder, maybe he fancies his chances!

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