The Warriors will this year have six players on Cricket Australia contracts, plus 18 State contract players and six State Rookie contract players.
Paceman Matthew Kelly has been rewarded for his impressive performances in Domestic cricket during the 2017-18 season to maintain his State contract upgrades.
Batsman Jake Carder has been elevated from the Rookie list, while young quick Liam Guthrie and opening batsman Josh Philippe have earned upgrades from the WACA Academy to claim a spot on the State list
Tim David (Claremont-Nedlands), Aaron Hardie (Willetton) and Lance Morris (Scarborough) have been given Rookie contracts for the first time.
WACA General Manger - High Performance Ben Oliver said:
“This year’s Warriors squad is a great mix of players with international experience combined with some of Australia’s most exciting young talent.
“Six players earning Cricket Australia contracts has enabled the selectors to further reward and support local WA players.
“Liam and Josh both made their Sheffield Shield debuts last season and will further strengthen our pace bowling and batting respectively.
“It is also great to see Tim, Aaron and Lance earn their first rookie contracts through performances in Premier Cricket and national pathway competitions.
“We also look forward to welcoming a number of key players back from long-term injuries for what will hopefully be another very good season for WA cricket.”
Veteran opening batsman Michael Klinger announced his retirement last season, while Kyle Gardiner and Andrew Holder have not been offered contracts.
The Fury have included two new bowlers to their 14-player State list this season, young local talent Ashlee King and experienced Victorian Kath Hempenstall.
Western Fury Head Coach Lisa Keightley said:
“We are really happy with this season’s Fury list. We’ve got another strong squad to build on last year, with most of our players becoming more experienced.
“Ashlee is a pace bowler from Melville Cricket Club who has represented WA at underage level and was the Perth Scorchers’ WBBL|03 U18 Rookie. We were impressed with her performances last season and seam bowling is a skillset that we need to grow in our squad.
“Kath is an experienced pace bowler who has previously represented Victoria and the Melbourne Stars, so she brings experience and maturity to our bowling group.
“We are really excited about this season and the inclusion of two great bowlers will increase our depth with the ball.”
Katie Hartshorn has elected to take a break from domestic cricket in 2018-19, while Rebecca West was not offered a State contract.
2018-19 WESTERN WARRIORS
Ins: Tim David (Claremont-Nedlands), Aaron Hardie (Willetton), Lance Morris (Scarborough)
Outs: Michael Klinger (retired), Kyle Gardiner, Andrew Holder (not retained).
Cricket Australia contract
2018-19 WESTERN FURY
Ins: Ashlee King (Melville), Kath Hempenstall (Victoria)
Outs: Katie Hartshorn, Rebecca West (not retained).
Cricket Australia contract