Woodville Cricket Club opening batsman Conor McInerney is set to make his first-class debut for South Australia against Tasmania on Monday.
McInerney has been a part of the SACA’s Emerging Redbacks squad since 2016 and burst onto the scene with an unbeaten 95 off 62 for a West End Redbacks XI against the Adelaide Strikers in December. He was consequently recalled to the Toyota Futures League side in January.
He has since made four half-centuries in the Second XI competition, including 68 and 72 in SA’s most recent match against a strong New South Wales outfit.
The left-hander has also had an impressive Premier Cricket season to date with 718 runs in the two-day competition, and he has made four centuries and a high score of 150 across all formats.
The Redbacks are still a chance of securing a spot in the JLT Sheffield Shield Final despite sitting at the foot of the table, with two matches remaining.
The final XI will be announced at the toss.
West End Redbacks squad v Tasmanian Tigers
1. Travis Head (c)
2. Alex Carey
3. Tom Cooper
4. Callum Ferguson
5. Jake Lehmann
6. Conor McInerney
7. Joe Mennie
8. Kane Richardson
9. Jake Weatherald
10. Nick Winter
11. Daniel Worrall
12. Adam Zampa
Monday 5 March – Thursday 8 March
Session times (local):
Session 1 – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Session 2 – 1:10pm – 3:10pm
Session 3 – 3:30pm – 5:30pm