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Party night costs Mitch Marsh Australia A spot
Mitch Marsh. Pic: Getty Images

Mitch Marsh has paid a further price for his Champions League indiscretion by missing out on a place in the Australia A side to face South Africa next week.

Marsh's WA teammates, opener Liam Davis and quick Nathan Coulter-Nile, have been selected, but there is no place for spinner Michael Beer.

Australia chairman of selectors John Inverarity said allrounder Marsh was in the original squad of 15 for the clash at the SCG but was dropped following his late night out during the Champions League tournament in South Africa, which resulted in him and his brother Shaun being axed for the final game against Auckland earlier this week.

Inverarity also said there was a wider worry about the culture of WA cricket.

"There are concerns there. The concerns are fairly widespread," he said.

"We want cricket to have a healthy culture in all parts of Australia and in Western Australia there needs to be some changes and they need to pull up their socks."

On Marsh, Inverarity said: "What's happened in South Africa hasn't helped his cause and it is up to the WACA to deal with that.

"As soon as that has been dealt with, he'll be very much back on the radar.

"He is a lively 21-year-old, a very good cricketer.

"I'm very confident he will kick on as a young man and a cricketer."

Marsh's spot in the side has been taken by New South Wales' Moises Henriques, who is currently playing with the Sydney Sixers in the Champions League.

Beer had been hoping to push his claims for a Test recall but Inverarity said while he was a "good, steady spinner", he was also a known quantity who will play in the Sheffield Shield for WA against Victoria instead.

Victoria's ex-Test allrounder Andrew McDonald will captain the side in the November 2-4 game.

Squad: Andrew McDonald (capt), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Davis, Alex Doolan, John Hastings, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Rob Quiney, Steve Smith.

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