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Meet the next generation of Australia's batting talent

Jul 18, 2016: Most of them had a productive Sheffield Shield last summer. Series against India A and South Africa A will be their next challenge

Brydon Coverdale

New South Wales v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Lincoln

Voges ton, Whiteman guide WA to handy lead

Feb 5, 2016: Adam Voges and Sam Whiteman shared a 157-run stand to guide Western Australia to a 89-run lead against New South Wales in Lincoln

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Western Australia XI v New Zealanders, Perth, 1st day

Wagner impresses on batting day at WACA

Nov 21, 2015: Left-arm pacer Neil Wagner made the most of Trent Boult's absence by picking up five wickets after William Bosisto and Sam Whiteman kept the New Zealanders at bay for large parts of the evening

Daniel Brettig in Perth

New Zealand in Australia 2015

Marsh brothers to play New Zealand in tour match

Oct 20, 2015: Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh will join a group of fellow Test contenders to play for a Cricket Australia XI against New Zealand in a two-day tour match this weekend

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Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 2nd day

Victoria fight through record-breaking Ahmed

Mar 22, 2015: Fawad Ahmed claimed 8 for 89, the best figures for a Sheffield Shield spinner in more than 20 years, as Victoria fought back strongly on the second day of the final in Hobart

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Queensland v WA, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 2nd day

Marsh and Whiteman's epic powers WA

Mar 6, 2015: Shaun Marsh and Sam Whiteman both raised hundreds during a 255-run stand for the fifth wicket, as Western Australia compiled a mammoth 7 for 417 against Queensland before declaring

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Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 1st day, Brisbane

Marsh, Whiteman lead Western Australia fightback

Mar 5, 2015: Western Australia's middle order gave their innings stability after a slow, shaky start against Queensland on the first day in Brisbane

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New South Wales v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 3rd day

Western Australia on top despite conceding lead

Feb 27, 2015: Western Australia had the upper hand at the end of the penultimate day despite conceding a first-innings lead of 45 runs, as New South Wales struggled at 5 for 65 in their second dig.

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Australia news

Whiteman 'may even be as good as Gilly' - Healy

Jul 12, 2014: Western Australia wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman has the potential to be as good a batsman as Brad Haddin and possibly Adam Gilchrist, according to former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy

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Australia A v India A, Brisbane, 3rd day

Marsh, Whiteman flatten India A with huge stand

Jul 8, 2014: It was only one innings of one match in the middle of winter, but it is just possible that Australian cricket will look back on this as the day it found successors to Brad Haddin and Shane Watson. At the very least, it was the day that Mitchell Marsh and

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Sam Whiteman

'I get kicked out of the nets quickly when I try to bowl'

Jul 5, 2014: Western Australia wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman chats about his rise in the domestic ranks, his slowest team-mate, and dinner with Jennifer Aniston

Interview by Will Macpherson

WA v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 2nd day

Hilfenhaus takes six but WA take points

Feb 13, 2014: A six-wicket haul from Ben Hilfenhaus was not enough to prevent Western Australia claiming first-innings points at the WACA

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Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Voges scores double-ton in draw

Dec 2, 2013: Adam Voges made the first double-century of his first-class career, and the highest score ever by a Western Australia captain, but his declaration late on the fourth day led to a draw from which Queensland took first-innings points

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Western Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 2nd day

Shaun Marsh, seamers rattle Victoria

Nov 23, 2013: Shaun Marsh hit his eighth first-class century - an unbeaten 127- to take Western Australia to a mammoth 581, before three wickets apiece from the seamers Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile left Victoria precariously placed at 158 for 7

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SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day

Agar misses ton in high-scoring contest

Nov 14, 2013: Ashton Agar knows a thing or two about falling short of triple figures and again he was unable to breach the milestone as he made 93 for Western Australia on their second day against South Australia at Adelaide Oval

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Mumbai Indians v Perth Scorchers, CLT20, Delhi

Explosive Mumbai thrash Perth, knock out Otago

Oct 2, 2013: Mumbai Indians boast of some of the biggest hitters in T20 cricket in their line-up and they fired in unison to storm into the semi-final of the Champions League, achieving their target in just 13.2 overs

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Australia news

Hussey undecided on Western Australia future

Apr 24, 2013: The retired Test batsman Michael Hussey has not yet decided if he will play on for Western Australia next summer

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WA v Tas, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Warriors in sight of stunning victory

Feb 23, 2013: A remarkable rearguard by Western Australia has taken the Warriors to within six runs of victory over Tasmania with a day remaining

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Qld v WA, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane

Rogers keeps Warriors in control

Feb 6, 2013: John Rogers and the Western Australia lower order put the Warriors in a strong position to push for victory against Queensland at the Gabba, where the Bulls finished day three needing another 352 runs with eight wickets in hand

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New South Wales v Western Australia, Ryobi Cup, Sydney

Watson fails as NSW slump

Jan 30, 2013: Shane Watson's return to state combat was unhappy in the extreme as a low score set New South Wales on the path to a 111-run hiding

Daniel Brettig at the SCG
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