West End Redbacks name squads for upcoming matches
The West End Redbacks name the following squads for a week of Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield action against New South Wales at Adelaide Oval, beginning Thursday.
Marsh Cup Squad (SA v NSW day-night, 4 March, Adelaide Oval. 2:00pm start)
Travis Head (c)
Alex Carey (wk)
In: Spencer Johnson
Out: David Grant (omitted).
Marsh Sheffield Shield Squad (SA v NSW, 6-9 March, Adelaide Oval. 10:30am daily)
Travis Head (c)
Alex Carey (w)
In: Jake Weatherald, Joe Medew-Ewen
Out: Will Bosisto and Corey Kelly (omitted).
Jake Weatherald will return to the top of the order when the sixth round of the Sheffield Shield starts on Saturday, and he will be accompanied in the side by new left-arm wrist -spinner Joe Medew-Ewen.
Medew-Ewen has made his maiden Sheffield Shield squad after turning the heads of selectors with consistent performances for Port Adelaide in his first season in West End Premier Cricket, with 26 First Grade wickets from 11 matches.
The 23-year-old has also played in South Australia’s first two Second XI matches in 2021, with figures of 6/95 against Tasmania in a dominant win, and an important second-innings 3/36 in a victory against ACT/NSW Country.
He relocated from Melbourne and Northcote Cricket Club prior to the commencement of the 2020-21 season, and he is originally from Port Fairy in regional Victoria.
Weatherald will reprise his spot as SA's Shield opener after selectors decided the best way to re-integrate him into first-class cricket was to captain South Australia’s Second XI, after he made the decision to withdraw from rounds three and four for personal reasons.
The dashing left-hander made a faultless 229 which helped South Australia to victory against ACT/NSW Country last week, ensuring his absence from the Shield arena was not extended.
First up is a blockbuster day-night Marsh Cup clash against New South Wales at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
The only change to the squad that fell to a narrow 13-run loss to Western Australia is the addition of left-arm speedster Spencer Johnson, who signed with the Adelaide Strikers ahead of KFC BBL|10.
Johnson, 25, has one List A appearance to his name, which was made in 2017 against Victoria, when he took 1/72 in a high-scoring 11-run win at North Sydney Oval.
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