Media Release October 29, 2003

Broken finger rules Berry out

Victorian Bushrangers Pura Cup captain Darren Berry has been ruled out of the upcoming ING Cup and Pura Cup matches against the Queensland Bulls due to a broken finger sustained in a practice match against South Australia yesterday.

Berry was understandably disappointed when x-rays confirmed his worst fears. "The finger couldn't have come at a worse time, we have a great opportunity to set up our season with wins against Queensland in both the ING Cup and the Pura Cup games and I was looking forward to the challenge of winning at the GABBA," Berry said.

Replacing Berry in the Victorian side will be Peter Roach. It will be Roach's 13th First Class appearance for the Bushrangers, the last one, in February this year, a particularly memorable one as he posted his maiden century as Victoria successfully chased New South Wales first innings total of 544.

The injury to Darren Berry is not expected to keep him out of the Bushrangers first home game against Queensland at the Junction Oval from November 11-14.

An announcement of who will captain the Bushrangers in the Pura Cup fixture will not be made until the morning of the match.