Masters add Sleep to list of weapons against Narromine All Stars

FORMER Test and South Australian leg-spinner Peter Sleep has been added to the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) Masters team to play at Narromine on Friday.

Sleep, affectionately known as 'Sounda' throughout his career, is a leg-spinning all-rounder who played 14 Tests for Australia and 175 first-class matches over 18 years.

He made three Test half-centuries and enjoyed best bowling figures of 5-71 when he spun Australia to victory at an Ashes Test in Sydney in 1986-87.

The Masters will play a Narromine All Stars Eleven in a Twenty20 game at Dundas Oval starting at 5pm with a sports dinner Thursday night at the United Services Club.

After Narromine, the Masters travel to Mudgee for a dinner Saturday night and then another game, this time against Gulgong-Mudgee at Gulgong after 12pm Sunday.

Joining Sleep at Narromine will be former South Australian all-rounder Ben Johnson. The stylish left-hander and right-arm medium pacer played 69 first-class matches for the Redbacks, scoring nine centuries and a posting a highest score of 168.

Entry for each match is just $5 for adults with kids under-15 free.

The Narromine leg of the tour is supported by the Narromine Shire Council, the Narromine Cricket Association and the Narromine United Services Memorial Club (Narromine USMC).

The Masters program has been developed by the ACA, the official representative body of past and present players, and 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.

o ACA Masters: Terry Alderman, Jo Angel, Andy Bishel, John Davison, Murray Goodwin, Wayne Holdsworth, Ben Johnson, Greg Matthews, Craig McDermott, Matthew Mott, Peter Sleep.

o Narromine All Stars: Brad Perry, Jack McCutcheon, Kale Bock, Jacob Short, Greg Kerr (c), Lee Simpson, Bronson Barker, Jordan Richardson, Lachie Reid, Ryan Richardson, Andrew Barratt, Nic Karydis.

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