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    Australia A - where are they now?

    3 years ago the Australia A side that took to the field at Hobart:

    Hughes
    Cowan
    Khawaja
    Ferguson
    White
    Paine
    Smith
    O'Keefe
    McKay
    Cameron
    George

    Who can we expect this time round, and how would you assess the careers of that XI in the 3 years since?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    and how would you assess the careers of that XI in the 3 years since?
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    Gee that middle order and seam attack have fallen away big time since.
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    2002/03 Australia A side:

    Elliot
    Maher
    Love
    Blewett
    Clarke
    North
    Haddin
    Hauritz
    Noffke
    Clark
    Williams


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Gee that middle order and seam attack have fallen away big time since.
    I think Cam White's probably been the big disappointment. He's always averaged around 40, has played in County cricket for years and actually had the Australia A captaincy.

    edit: I also think it's quite funny that pretty much a full Test attack (Bird, Starc, Pattinson, Lyon) has emerged in the last 3 years, none of whom played for the A side.
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    Anyway, to answer your query Furball

    Hughes - Keeps scoring runs in the Shield, test cricket a different beast
    Cowan - Got a decent run in the side, but never really nailed a place down
    Khawaja - Has never come close to recapturing his 2010/11 form
    Ferguson - Never really been a great FC bat
    White - Forgot how to bat. Recently somewhat rediscovered it, but a long way down the pecking order
    Paine - Had a really bad injury and missed a lot of cricket. Fell behind Wade in the pecking order in that time
    Smith - Probably the only thing close to a success story
    O'Keefe - Didn't manage to maintain his awesome start to FC cricket. Quite frankly, his initial figures vastly flattered him. Still does a job for NSW in all forms
    McKay - Done well in ODI's, but not really good enough as a FC bowler
    Cameron - Had injury issues and moved stats. Don't really know how he's going now.
    George - Not sure why he was ever a contender. Rubbish really. Quite funny that he played test matches when looking at Australia's seam stocks now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I also think it's quite funny that pretty much a full Test attack (Bird, Starc, Pattinson, Lyon) has emerged in the last 3 years, none of whom played for the A side.
    Yeah, that's the odd thing. Starc, Patto and Lyon were taking test wickets against New Zealand a year after that game, while none of the A bowlers ever made a test squad after that game.

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    Mark Cameron retired due to injuries. Was never able to play a game for WA.

    Unfortunate too as I reckon he's among our best quicks.
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    pretty disappointed petey george didn't get an extended (10+ year) run in the side.
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    I thought this was going to be a comparison of the quality of Aus A teams with the disgusting current one which went to SA compared to older respectable ones. Form permitting, my A team this summer would be.
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    Mark Cameron's only just 32 as well - if his body held together, he could have really pushed for a Test spot. Looked seriously good back when he was picked for the A team.

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    He looked good, but I reckon he was just a lesser ryan harris



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