January 10, 2000

Warriors forced to change line-up

The undefeated Western Warriors have been forced to make one change to the line-up for this Wednesday's day/night Mercantile Mutual Cup encounter with the Southern Redbacks at the WACA Ground.

Fast-bowler Brad Williams will miss the clash with hamstring tightness, but should be right for the Pura Milk Cup match against SA starting at the WACA this Friday.

Stuart Karpinnen will debut for WA when he replaces Williams on Wednesday. The 26-year-old right-arm fast bowler came west from the ACT for season 1999-2000 after six one-day matches for the Comets when he snared nine wickets at 26.44.

Western Warriors v Southern Redbacks: MMC 12/1/00 Brendon Julian (capt, MMC #23), Justin Langer (vice-capt, 7), Rob Baker (3), Ryan Campbell (1), Sean Cary (15), Brad Hogg (6), Mike Hussey (2), Stuart Karpinnen (25), Simon Katich (8), Steve Nikitaras (24), Brad Oldroyd (19), Darren Wates (16).

Southern Redbacks squad: MMC 12/1/00 Darren Lehmann (capt, 10), Greg Blewett (vice-capt, 9), Chris Davies (28), David Fitzgerald (15), Ben Johnson (8), Graham Manou (24), Mark Harrity (2), Jamie Siddons (20), Mike Smith (27), Brett Swain (33), Paul Wilson (16), Brad Young (26).

Umpires: Ross Emerson, Randolf Woolridge. Match referee: Ric Evans. Hours of play: 2.30pm-6pm, 6.45pm-10.15pm. Tickets available at the gate.