Reid and Zoehrer dust off for Lilac Hill
The former Test representatives Tim Zoehrer and Bruce Reid will be the guest players for the Chairman's XI to play South Africa at Perth's Lilac Hill on Friday. Daniel Christian, a young New South Wales allrounder, is the only non-Western Australian chosen for the traditional festival match to welcome the tourists.
Justin Langer will captain the XI after leading them to victory over Pakistan last season, and he will be joined in the top order by Marcus North, the vice-captain, Chris Rogers and Adam Voges. The bowling attack includes Mathew Inness, Brett Dorey and Darren Wates but Reid will be the star attraction.
Reid, who is now a bowling coach, played 27 Tests between 1985-85 and 1992-93, but his brilliant left-arm fast bowling was overshadowed by injuries, usually to his back, and he finished with 113 wickets. A part-time legspinner, Zoehrer was Australia's reserve wicketkeeper on the 1989 and 1993 Ashes tours behind Ian Healy and was limited to ten Tests and 22 ODIs.
Chairman's XI Justin Langer (capt), Marcus North, Chris Rogers, Adam Voges, Tim Zoehrer, Ryan Campbell, Daniel Christian, Brett Dorey, Peter Worthington, Darren Wates, Bruce Reid, Matthew Inness.