South Australia v Tasmania, Glenelg Oval
Tasmania handed a first class debut to opener Caleb Jewell acknowledging the failure of the ‘Tim Paine as an opener’ experiment. South Australian fast bowler Elliot Opie also debuted in the place of injured Nick Benton.
Tasmania wonthe toss and elected to bat and then capitulated to be 91 all out in 38 overs. Chadd Sayers took 7/46.
In reply South Australia were after quick runs to secure as many points as possible in the race to make the Shield final. Travis Head provided the bulk of the runs with 192 of 176 balls including 24 fours. Alex Ross chipped in with a half century as the Redbacks were all out for 346 at 4.65 runs per over. Jackson Bird took 5/81 for the Tigers.
Tasmania’s second innings started poorly slumping to 3/26. Half centuries to Alex Doolan and George Bailey halted the slide for a time but Tasmania were bowled out for 177 in the shadow of stumps on Day 2. South Australia had won by an innings and 78 runs. Chadd Sayers took 3/ and Dan Worrall took 4/
South Australia 8.96
South Australia had put themselves to the top of the Shield table with this win, but would have to wait another 2 days to see if it was enough to make the shield final.
Queensland v Western Australia, Gabba
Western Australia won the toss and elected to field. Queensland were all out for 147 Michael Hogan, in his last game for WA, took 4/29 and débutante fast bowler Jhye Richardson took 3/25.
In reply Western Australia made 380 thanks to 92 to Hilton Cartwright and a half century (68) to number 10, second gamer, Josh Nicholas.
Queensland’s second innings was a brief affair with the Bulls rolled for 227. Chris Lynn blazed 80 off 46 balls but the cameo was all in vain as the Bulls slid to outright defeat inside three days scuppering their hopes of playing in the Shield final. Michael Hogan took another 4 wickets and Nathan Rimmington 3.
This was James Hopes last game for Queensland. The 37 year old retired with a final effort of 3/60 and 45 runs in his final innings. A guard of honour at the end of the match was a fitting tribute for this stalwart of Queensland cricket.
Western Australia 7.82
Victoria v New South Wales, Traegar Park, Alice Springs
Both sides brought in spinners for this match with the Vics recalling the forgotten Jon Holland and New South Wales recalling Arjun Nair.
New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat. Half centuries to Kurtis Patterson and Ryan Carters were the mainstays of the innings until Nathan Lyon blazed a remarkable 75 off 46 balls at the end for NSW to reach 341 all out. Chris Tremain took 4 wickets of the Bushrangers.
In reply Victoria’s openers got off to a poor start to be 2-4. Marcus Stoinis steaded the ship with a century at number 3 but partners were hard to come by save for Dan Christian (53) and the Vics were rolled for 251.
New South Wales took a lead of 90 runs but struggled in their second innings with Trent Copeland top scoring with 47 as they were bowled out for 178. Dan Christian continued his impressive mathc taking 5/40.
This set Victoria a victory target of 269 with just over a day to play. The chase began disastrously with the Vics 3/7. Batting out time was the order of day 4 and Cameron White lead the way with a patient 97* off 253 balls, Scott Boland also finished on 34* off 82 balls as the Vics secured a draw 7 wickets down and booked themselves a spot in the Shield final.
New South Wales 3.44
South Australia 49.63
New South Wales 47.57
Western Australia 44.00
Leading run scorers for season 2015/16
Leading wicket taker for season 2015/16
The XI for Round 10
1. Nathan Lyon (New South Wales)
2. Kurtis Patterson (New South Wales)
3. Marcus Stoinis (Victoria)
4. Travis Head (South Australia)
5. Cameron White (Victoria)
6. Hilton Cartwright (Western Australia)
7. Ryan Carters (New South Wales)
8. Dan Christian (Victoria)
9. Chadd Sayers (South Australia)
10. Jackson Bird (Tasmania)
11. Michael Hogan (Western Australia)
Saturday March 26 (Easter Saturday) – Wednesday March 30
South Australia v Victoria, Glenelg Oval