Media Release December 4, 2003

Scorpions name team for first game

The South Australian Women's Cricket Association has named a team of 12 to play New South Wales this weekend (December 6 and 7) at Bowral Oval.

Australian vice-captain and 2003 Women's Cricketer of the Year, Karen Rolton, is again captain of the State side, with SACA school cricket officer Shelley Nitschke named as vice captain.

The squad sees the State debut for 18-year-old medium-pace bowler Neisha Iles and 19-year-old batter Rebecca Pollard.

Also making her debut for the South Australian side is former England squad member, Caroline Atkins. The right-handed batter moved to Adelaide this year to further her cricketing career with the Scorpions.

The Scorpions team to play NSW is:

Karen Rolton (c)Julie Woerner
Shelley Nitschke (vc)Caroline Atkins
Kris BrittRebecca Pollard
Lauren EbsaryNeisha Iles
Jo-Anna KenneyOlivia Magno
Emma SampsonHeather Booth

This year also sees a new coach, with SACA cricket officer and last year's assistant coach, Greg Quinn, taking over the mantle from Mark Sorell who was appointed as High Performance Coordinator within the SACA.