Cox set for 100th Aust netball appearance

NZ Newswire August 11, 2012, 5:16 pm

Veteran shooter Catherine Cox is in line to become just the fourth player in Australian netball history to record 100 international appearances after her selection in the team for the 2012 Test Series.

Cox, who has a minor injury, needs just two more caps from the nine coming Tests to join Liz Ellis, Sharelle McMahon and Vicki Wilson as the only players to reach the century milestone in the national team's 74-year history.

At the other end of the spectrum, Ashleigh Brazill has been selected in her first squad after a stellar performance at the training camp.

"She's a prodigious talent and I think she's stepped up again this year and certainly her performances at this squad camp have been first class," coach Lisa Alexander said.

She included three extra players to make a 15-strong squad for next month's three-Test Constellation Cup series with New Zealand and the Quad Series featuring Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa.

"It's about ensuring that we're giving our Diamonds as much exposure to international competition as possible in preparation for (the) 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 World Netball Championship in Sydney," Alexander said.

Bianca Chatfield and Susan Pratley return for the first time since the 2010 Commonwealth Games double-overtime final loss to New Zealand in India.

Defender Susan Fuhrmann is the most notable omission.

"I've known Susan quite closely now for a couple of years and she's one incredible woman in so many ways and it was a very tough decision," Alexander said.

"We took every avenue and thoroughly discussed every scenario and gave Susan every opportunity but the sort of person she is, she took it on the chin and wished everyone well which shows the type of person that she is."

Diamonds team:

Natalie von Bertouch (capt, Adelaide Thunderbirds)*, Catherine Cox (vc, West Coast Fever)*, Caitlin Bassett (Fever), Erin Bell (Thunderbirds), Ashleigh Brazill (Fever), Madison Browne (Melbourne Vixens), Rebecca Bulley (Thunderbirds), Bianca Chatfield (Vixens), Julie Corletto (Vixens), Laura Geitz (Queensland Firebirds), Mo'onia Gerrard (NSW Swifts), Kimberlee Green (Swifts), Natalie Medhurst (Firebirds), Chelsea Pitman (Firebirds), Susan Pratley (Swifts).

  • subject to fitness



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