Greg Matthews and Jon Moss will play in the Barossa Valley and Alexandrina as part of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters tour of South Australia from 9-13 February.
They join Mark Cosgrove, Dan Cullen and Wayne Phillips in the squad, which will take on a local Barossa representative XI in a Twenty20 game on Friday 10 February at Angas Recreation Park, Angaston and a Alexandrina representative XI in a Twenty20 game on Sunday 12 February at Strathalbyn Oval, Strathalbyn.
|Player||Representation||First-class matches||International matches|
|Mark Cosgrove||Australia, SA, TAS & Sydney Thunder||181||3|
|Dan Cullen||Australia & South Australia||46||6|
|Greg Matthews||Australia & New South Wales||190||92|
|Wayne Phillips||Australia & South Australia||114||75|
Greg Matthews is one of the great characters of the game and one of Australia’s greatest-ever off spinners. Also dangerous with the bat in hand, Mo averaged an impressive 41.08 at Test level, claimed 118 wickets for his country and is the ACA Masters’ leading all-time wicket taker.
A handy all-rounder, Jon Moss made the move from Sydney to Melbourne Premier Cricket in an attempt to play State cricket, making his debut as a Bushranger during the 2000/2001 season. He spent six years in the first-class system, representing Victoria and Derbyshire in the County Championship, collecting seven centuries and 131 wickets along the way.
The tour will also include in2CRICKET coaching clinics, community visits from the players and a sportsman’s function the night before the T20.
The Tour is supported by The Barossa Council, the Alexandrina Council, the Barossa and Light Cricket Association, the Eastern Hills Cricket Association and the Great Southern 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.