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FLT20: SA take title

UPDATED 12 February, 2013 4:00PM AEST |

South Australia has wrapped up the 2011 Futures League T20 title after easily accounting for ACT this afternoon, seeing them finish top of the table.

South Australia has wrapped up the 2011 Futures League T20 title after easily accounting for ACT this afternoon, seeing them finish top of the table.

The young Redbacks nutted out ACT for just 105 and then chased down the target for the loss of four wickets and four overs to spare

Bryce McGain did the damage for South Australia snaring 4-15 while Joe Mennie also picked up 2-24.

In reply, the Redbacks lost some early wickets but quickly steadied as Ben Dougall (33) and Cam Borgas (24 not out) steadied the ship, before Borgas and Ludeman (18 not out) saw the innings home.

<a href="http://livescores.cricket.com.au/scoreboard_2699_21.html">SA v ACT Scorecarde</a>

South Australia’s closest rival on the last day, Tasmania, lost to NSW by six wickets off the second last ball at Princes Park.

The loss meant the Tigers finished third on seven points and Queensland were able to hand on to second on eight points.

Batting first, the Tigers put on 7-171 thanks to 48 from Ashton May, 31 to Nick Kruger and 36 to Jon Wells, while Gurinder Sandhu took 3-38 and Luke Doran snared 2-26.

NSW immediately went on the attack with Simon Cush (51) and Nick Bertus (35) putting on 86 for the first wicket, while Andrew McLean and David Dawson chipped in with 34 each.

Dawson, the NSW captain, and Nathan Price (four not out) saw the innings home with Dawson crashing a boundary through backward square to bring up the winning runs.

Tasmania's Ashton May was named Player of the Series and also finished on top of the run-scorers, while Steven Reid was the leading wicket-taker.

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<b>Final Standings:</b>
South Australia (10)
Queensland (8)
Tasmania (7)
ACT (6)
NSW (3)
Victoria (2)
Western Australia (2)

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First Posted 05 December, 2011 6:47PM AEST

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