Media Release December 13, 2003

Miller returns and Staunton to make debut for Redbacks

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) today announced the 12-man teams who will play Queensland in next week's ING Cup and Pura Cup games.

Redbacks all-rounder Mick Miller has been named in both sides and returns from a shoulder injury which kept him out of the State side for about four weeks.

Southern Districts fast-medium bowler Andrew Staunton has been selected in the 12-man team for the Pura Cup match, and if selected in the final 11, will make his first-class debut.

Staunton this year moved to Adelaide from Sydney to further his cricket career and made his debut for the South Australian second XI during last month's Cricket Australia Cup match against the ACT.

Also returning in the Pura Cup side for the Redbacks is Bradman Medallist Ryan Harris, who will play his first game for the Redbacks this season. The Northern Districts bowling all-rounder took 5 for 46 in that same Cricket Australia Cup game, which was his first State-level game back after recovering from a chronic groin strain.

Staunton and Harris come into the side to replace Paul Rofe and Shaun Tait who will make their debut for Australia A when they take on India in Bellerive from December 19.

The Redbacks ING Cup side is:

Greg Blewett (c)Mark Higgs
Mark ClearyBen Johnson
Mark CosgroveGraham Manou
John DavisonMick Miller
Shane DeitzPaul Rofe
Andy FlowerShaun Tait

The Pura Cup side is:

Greg Blewett (c)Andy Flower
Mark ClearyRyan Harris
Mark CosgroveMark Higgs
John DavisonGraham Manou
Shane DeitzMick Miller
David FitzgeraldAndrew Staunton

The ING Cup game takes place on December 17, with the Pura Cup game from December 19 to 22 on the GABBA ground in Brisbane.