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Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Perth: The 20-year-old grandson of former Australian Test batsman Ken Meuleman is set to make his first-class cricket debut this weekend.Scott Meuleman, a promising right-hander, was chosen on Tuesday in the Western Australian side to play Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield clash which starts at the WACA Ground on Friday.He becomes the third Meuleman in successive generations to reach first-class status. His father, Bob Meuleman, 51, played 14 first-class games for Western Australia, between 1968 and 1971.Ken Meuleman, 77, played for Victoria and Western Australia over 15 seasons until 1960. While wearing Victorian colors, he was chosen to tour New Zealand with an Australian side in 1945-46 when he played in one Test. He also toured India with an Australian team, but did not play in a Test in that series. After being enticed to Western Australia, he captained the State team in 34 matches.A compact right-hander, Ken Meuleman averaged an excellent 51.48 for Western Australia, for whom he hit 11 centuries. Ken and Bob Meuleman have both spent many hours coaching Australian number three batsmen Justin Langer, the little left-hander who has been a hit with Indian crowds during Australia's current tour.