Nicky Shaw and Bruce Reid will play in Manjimup and Margaret River as part of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters tour of the south western 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).
Towering over batsmen at 6’8”, Bruce Reid collected 113 Test wickets at 24.63 through awkward bounce and masterful left-arm pace bowling. He tore through England with 13 wickets during the 1990 Boxing Day Test to finish the series with 27 wickets at 16.00 in just four matches.
A former English vice-captain, Nicky Shaw terrorised rivals with clinical fast bowling that helped England rise to the top of women’s cricket in the 2000s. A World Cup, World T20 and Ashes winner, Shaw bagged 76 international wickets and received the player of the match award for her performance in the 2009 World Cup Final, where she claimed 4/34 for a victorious England.
The pair will be in good company for the tour, called in alongside six already announced former international players, with the remainder of the touring party to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
|Player||Representation||Domestic Matches||International Matches|
|Bruce Reid||Australia & WA||192||88|
|Nicky Shaw||England, WA & Perth Scorchers||198||97|
|Simon Katich||Australia, WA, NSW & Perth Scorchers||637||104|
|Murray Goodwin||Zimbabwe & WA||823||90|
|Tom Moody||Australia & WA||666||84|
|Jo Angel||Australia & WA||215||7|
|Tom Hogan||Australia & WA||124||23|
|Travis Birt||Australia, Tasmania, WA & Hobart||316||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.