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FLT20 Day 1: SA shine

UPDATED 12 February, 2013 4:00PM AEST |

Round One of the Futures League T20 started yesterday afternoon in Melbourne and it finished with a cracking end to the South Australia v Tasmania match at Toorak Park.

Round One of the Futures League T20 started yesterday afternoon in Melbourne and it finished with a cracking end to the South Australia v Tasmania match at Toorak Park.

With NSW comfortable beating Victoria by six wickets at Harry Trott Oval and the Queensland v ACT game at Junction Oval postponed due to unfit playing conditions it was left to Tasmania and South Australia to provide match of the day.

Chasing South Australia’s imposing 6-161, Tasmania needed 10 runs off the final over with a set Matt Johnston and Matt Day at the crease. However, some tight bowling from Chadd Sayers kept them to just seven and provided the young Redbacks with a gripping two run win.

As tipped it was South Australia’s experienced players that provided most substance with Cam Borgas making 46, Theo Doropoulos 36 not out and Aiden Blizzard with 30.

The wickets were shared for the young Tigers with Rhett Lockyear snaring 2-18, while Sandy Rogers, Alex Pyecroft and Mark Diven all took one each.

The Tasmanians hardly put a foot wrong in their chase, losing just three wickets, but it wasn’t quite enough as the South Australian attack tightened the screws.

Led by the pace of Kane Richardson (0-18 from four overs) and Sayers (0-20 from four), it was Doropoulos with 2-32 and Joe Mennie 1-32 who picked up the wickets.

Every Tasmanian batsman contributed with Johnston and Jon Wells making 32, Alex Doolan 31, 27 to Rhett Lockyear and 25 not out to Day.

 

New South Wales cruised to a six wicket with over Victoria thanks to a brilliant bowling effort that restricted the hosts to just 8-97 from their 20 overs.

Apart from Ryan Carters’ 31, it was NSW seamer Gurinder Sandhu (3-14) and left-arm spinner Luke Doran (3-18) who did the damage.

In the chase, opener Simon Cush was unbeaten on 32 as the Blues cantered home in 15.4 overs, losing only four wickets.

The postponed QLD vs ACT scheduled for Junction Oval yesterday has now been rescheduled. This match will now be played at Princes Park 1 on Wednesday 30 November starting at 2pm.

Also, the following changes were made to final squads prior to the start of the tournament yesterday.
• TAS: In Tom Triffitt / Out Evan Gulbis
• WA: In Tim Montelone / Out Darcy Short


The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 29 November, 2011 7:13PM AEST

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