Former International and first-class run machines Simon Katich and Murray Goodwin will play in Manjimup and Margaret River as part of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters tour of the south west of Western Australia.
The tour, which runs from 27-31 October, includes two action-packed Twenty20 games on Friday 28 October at Collier Street Cricket Ground, Manjimup, from 3:30pm and Sunday 30 October at Gloucester Park, Margaret River, from 2:00pm (gates open 12.30pm).
Katich led an incredibly fruitful career with the bat, piling on the runs to leave the game with ten Test centuries at an average of 45.03. One of Australian cricket’s most ferocious competitors, Katich bounced back from being dropped from the Test side in 2007 to collect 1,506 Sheffield Shield runs in a season for New South Wales, before posting six centuries in 16 Tests on recall.
Goodwin left a great legacy on Zimbabwean cricket, posting three centuries in 19 Tests to end his Test career with an average of 42.84. The damage he did at first-class level places him as one of Sussex’s most prolific batsmen. His finest moment came in 2003 when he scored a club-record 335 not out to seal Sussex's first Championship title in their 164-year history.
The pair will be in good company for the tour, called in alongside four already announced former Australian players to take on an Invitational XIs from each region, with more players to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
|Player||Representation||First-class matches||International matches|
|Simon Katich||Australia, WA, NSW & Perth Scorchers||266||106|
|Murray Goodwin||Zimbabwe & Western Australia||320||90|
|Tom Moody||Australia & Western Australia||300||84|
|Jo Angel||Australia & Western Australia||121||7|
|Tom Hogan||Australia & Western Australia||80||23|
|Travis Birt||Australia, Tasmania, WA & Hobart||88||4|
The tour will also include in2CRICKET coaching clinics, community visits from the players and sportsman’s functions held the night before both T20s.
Details for the functions are:
Manjimup Sportman’s Night
Imperials Football Club, Manjimup
Thursday 27th October at 6:30pm
Tickets: Darren Tassos on 0428 157 862
Margaret River Sportman’s Night
Augusta Margaret River Football Club, Margaret River
Saturday 29th October, 6pm
Tickets $50 Adults, $30 Under 16s (includes dinner)
The Tour is supported by the Shire of Manjimup, the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and the Busselton Margaret River Cricket Association.
The Masters program has been developed by the ACA, the official representative body of past and present players. It has been primarily funded by the current first-class and Australian players as part of their commitment to developing the game in regional Australia and engaging with local communities.