Western Australia’s squad for the 2015-16 Commonwealth Bank
Australian Country Cricket Championships in Mount Gambier in January has been
Upper Great Southern stalwart Rodney Ford will skipper the
side, which will be coached by former county professional Stewart Walters who
has taken over the reins.
Walters along with ex-WA Country XI star and Chair of
Selectors Garth Nottle named the 14-man squad on Wednesday for the tournament
which runs from 3-11 January.
WA were ACCC winners in Canberra in 2014 and there’s a
number of players from that side, including Geraldton’s Shayne Bidwell, Bunbury
and Districts’ Ross Knoll and Albany’s Julian Crudeli.
The WA squad will fly out for South Australia on 2 January,
with a cap presentation taking place at the Perth Domestic Airport.
WA opens its campaign on Monday 4 January with a two-day
match against New South Wales at Malseed Park.
WA squad: Rodney Ford (c) (Upper Great Southern), Shayne
Bidwell (Geraldton), Ross Knoll (Bunbury and Districts), Matt Jenkinson (Peel),
Arron Quartermaine (Upper Great Southern), Kendall Ballard (Upper Great
Southern), Jono Whitney (Bunbury and Districts), Julian Crudeli (Albany), Ashley
Sbizzirri (Eastern Goldfields), Jayden De Rosa (Peel), Patrick Butler (Albany),
Brock Francis (Upper Great Southern), Hayden Burling (Albany)