WA Commences Country Champs Carnival
4 January 2016  

WA Country coach Stewart Walters, State legend Jo Angel and WA Country captain Rodney Ford

Western Australia’s campaign at the 2016 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships in Mount Gambier commences on Monday.

The 13-man WA squad flew to Adelaide on Saturday, before the commute to Mount Gambier with a cap presentation held on Sunday with state legend Jo Angel in attendance.

Rodney Ford will skipper the side which starts its campaign at Malseed Park against New South Wales on Monday with a two-day match.

WA, who won the national title two years ago, will also take on Queensland (Wednesday), East Asia Pacific (Friday-Saturday), Victoria (Sunday) and hosts South Australia (Monday).

For the first time in the 31-year history of the championships CA will stage a standalone Women’s division with six states and territories fielding squads in the inaugural competition.

WA begins its campaign in the Women’s division on Thursday against Northern Territory.

Follow the tournament on Twitter using the #CountryChamps hashtag or @CAPathway@WACA_Cricket will have daily updates.

Updated scores are available on MyCricket via this link.

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)