Cricket NSW selectors have named a squad of thirteen for the Ryobi Cup match against Western Australia at Hurstville Oval on Sunday.
After going down narrowly to Victoria in their previous encounter the NSW Blues will be hoping that a change of venue brings the desired result. Having played their first two matches at Bankstown Oval, Sunday’s encounter against the Warriors will be at the picturesque Hurstville Oval, home of the reigning First Grade Premiers St George.
Hurstville is the home ground of both Josh Hazlewood and Kurtis Patterson, who are both in the thirteen, although Patterson’s availability will be dependent on being passed fit after injuring his finger in the first match of the competition against Tasmania.
Nic Maddinson also returns to the squad after making his debut for the Australian T20 team in India.
The full squad is:
Steve Smith (Captain)
The NSW Blues fixture list is below :
29 Sep 2013
NSW Blues v Tasmanian Tigers Bankstown Oval 9 30 AM AEST
07 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers Bankstown Oval 10 00 AM AEST
13 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v WA Warriors – Hurstville 10 00 AM AEST
17 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls North Sydney 10 00 AM AEST
20 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers
North Sydney 10 00 AM AEST
22 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v West End Redbacks Drummoyne 2 15 PM AEST Day/Nighter
Ryobi Cup – Tickets for adults will be $10 and available for purchase only at the gate. Entry for fans 18 years and younger is free