Warner falls in grade cricket clash with Smith

Rex Christensen
November 11, 2018

Randwick Petersham was sent in to bat by Sutherland.

The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) have made an appeal to Cricket Australia in order to lift their bans so that they could take part in the upcoming test series against the Indian team.

"I'm sitting here with 12 months on the sidelines, that's the way I look at it, That's why I want everyone to keep being positive about the guys who are playing".

Smith was able to withstand the surprising pressure of a local cricket game for much longer, nearly raising his bat with 48 runs as he formed an exciting partnership with former Test teammate Shane Watson. "So not for me to comment on a board matter other than to say that the board will be respecting that submission and giving it due consideration".

But he said he still remained motivated in himself despite the lengthy stint out of the global game.

"I'm always motivated, " he said. Sometimes I go out there and I'm pretty wired and I have to contain myself a little bit, but there's no difference when we come out here - we're all here to compete.

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Wales have made three changes to their starting XV to face Australia in Cardiff on Saturday. We've got no excuse with the people we've got off the bench .

"'Play hard' gets thrown out a lot and a lot of people talk about our behaviour".

"The end result and long-form goal is to get back in the Baggy Green and play the World Cup but it's a game at a time".

Warner's Randwick Petersham was sent in to bat by Smith's Sutherland and he spanked two boundaries before cutting a ball from Austin Waugh to backward point on 13.

The two appeared for their respective Sydney club teams in a game at Coogee Oval also featuring Shane Watson and with Test great Waugh and bowling legend Mitchell Johnson watching from the grandstands.

"What happened was very disappointing and we put our hands up and we are ashamed of what happened", Warner said.

"I've been over the moon to come back here and just have an input, not just to our club but to Premier Cricket because there has to be a big focus on that moving forward".

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