Concussed Weatherald out of Marsh Cup clash

Redbacks field twins in same XI for first time but are without their leading one-day batter after a nets mishap

Jake Weatherald was a last-minute withdrawal from South Australia's Marsh One Day Cup team today after falling a mandatory concussion test following a mishap while batting in the nets yesterday.

Weatherald was receiving throw-downs from Redbacks batting coach Steve Stubbings when an attempted sweep shot saw the ball fly from the top edge of his bat and strike him in the jaw, missing the metal grille on his protective batting helmet.

The 27-year-old, who has scored more domestic one-day runs than any other member of the current SA team, undertook a concussion test yesterday and another this morning where he reportedly continued to experience slight dizziness.

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He was replaced at the top of the order by his in-form Marsh Sheffield Shield opening partner and recent Australia A call-up Henry Hunt who made his domestic white-ball debut in today's game against Queensland at the Adelaide Oval.

In an interview with last week, Hunt indicated his wish to become an all-format player despite not having played a List-A or BBL game.

It completed a couple of forgettable days for Weatherald who was fined by match referee Steve Davis following SA's Shield match against Queensland that ended on Friday for kicking a protective fielding helmet.

The helmet had been left on Weatherald's crease line by his Adelaide Strikers teammate Matthew Renshaw at the end of each of the preceding few overs in an apparent attempt to rile the opener.

Weatherald registered his unhappiness with the fielding time on each occasion before taking matters into his own hands when the practice continued.

The inclusion of Hunt, who opened the Redbacks innings with Test aspirant Alex Carey, meant SA went into their final Marsh One Day Cup game before the KFC BBL season begins with two debutants.

Top-order batter Thomas Kelly was named for his first senior game for SA, taking the field alongside his twin brother Corey who has played five one-dayers for his state.

The 20-year-olds become the first set of twins to play in the same SA men's team in the state's history, with brothers Norman and Laurence Walsh playing eight games between them in the 1920 but never in the same line-up.

'I just can't wait," Corey Kelly said ahead of the brothers' historic game.

"To have this opportunity is so great.

"We are going to be playing alongside not only each other, but some of our heroes growing up.

"It's going to be unreal."

Image Id: 0E37672BCFD445FB987FFC8563C2B368 Image Caption: Thomas Kelly received his Redbacks one-day cap before play // Getty

Thomas added: 'It will be unreal to play for our state together."

"After growing up supporting the Redbacks and always dreaming of one day putting a red cap and shirt on and playing on Adelaide Oval, it is going to be a dream come true."

The Kelly family was at Adelaide Oval for the twins' shared glory this morning, although their younger sister, Lucy, was only on hand for the opening hour or so having been admitted to hospital yesterday for an emergency appendectomy.

As a result, the twins' parents – father Matthew and mum Tina – had barely seen their sons in the week prior to Thomas's one-day debut given both boys were members of SA's Toyota Second XI team that played Tasmania in Hobart last week.