Thursday 14 November 2013 

Australia Name Chairman's XI

Michael Beer, Michael Clarke
Michael Beer (right) will captain the Cricket Australia Chairman's XI in Alice Springs
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Western Australia's Michael Beer will captain the Cricket Australia Chairman's XI when they take on England in a two-day game in Alice Springs on 29th and 30th November.

Beer played in the 2010/11 Ashes series and he is joined in the squad by Alister McDermott, Ashton Turner and Kane Richardson, all of whom have spent time in and around the national squads although Beer is the only to have played Test cricket.

The game will be played between the first and second Tests of England's Ashes campaign and held at Traegar Park.

Commenting on the squad, Cricket Australia's National Talent Manager Greg Chappell said:

"This is an exciting squad. Each player has represented their state at senior level except for Jake Doran, who is just 16 years old and is one of the key members of our current Australian Under-19 squad that will compete in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai early next year.

"England has been one of the most successful international teams in recent years and the Chairman’s XI team contains some of the most exciting young cricketers in the country.

"Kane Richardson and Luke Robins are both products of the very successful youth development program in the Northern Territory, while Josh Lalor is one of two indigenous cricketers on state contract lists, with Daniel Christian being the other.

"This will be a great leadership opportunity for Captain Michael Beer, who made his Test debut for Australia at the previous home Ashes series in 2011, and at age 29 still has a lot to offer.

"This is a great opportunity to bring elite cricket to Alice Springs. Traeger Park is a high-class venue at which we expect top-class cricket will become a regular visitor," Chappell added.

CA Chairman's XI: Michael Beer (captain), Steve Cazzulino, Jake Doran, Marcus Harris, Michael Hill, Alexander Keath, Josh Lalor, Alister McDermott, James Muirhead, Kane Richardson, Luke Robins, Ashton Turner

© Cricket World 2013

 
 
Fixtures & Results

21st-25th November: 1st Test, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 295 & 401-7d. beat ENG 136 & 179 by 381 runs
5th-9th December: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 570-9d & 132-3d beat ENG 172 & 312 by 218 runs
13th-17th December: 3rd Test, WACA, Perth
AUS 385 & 369-8 d. beat ENG 251 & 353 by 150 runs
26th-30th December: 4th Test, MCG, Melbourne
AUS 204 & 231-2 beat ENG 255 & 179 by 8 wickets
3rd-7th January: 5th Test, SCG, Sydney
AUS 326 & 274 beat ENG 155 & 166 by 281 runs