Match Report:


Tasmania top Shield table after innings victory

Late wickets to Jarrod Freem and and Lawrence Neil-Smith sees the Tigers avoid batting twice, sealing a thumping win over NSW

Tasmania v NSW | Sheffield Shield | Day 3

Tasmania have beaten NSW by an innings and one run to move atop the Marsh Sheffield Shield standings after five rounds.

After resuming on day three at 3-46, NSW worked hard at Bellerive to take the game into the final day and make the home side bat again.

But spinner Jarrod Freeman made the key breakthrough late in the final session, trapping Ben Dwarshuis lbw for 21 and ending his 51-run stand for the eighth wicket with Chris Green.

Freeman also had Chris Tremain caught behind for a golden duck, ending the match, with NSW dismissed for 311.

The visitors could only manage 181 on day one and Tasmania took control with their first innings of 493.

Webster slugs it to the Blues with belligerent ton

Tasmania are the only unbeaten side after five rounds and this is their third win.

They are on 28.77 points, with second-placed Western Australia on 25.22.

Ryan Hackney (44) and Matthew Gilkes (56) put on 82 for the fourth wicket early on Monday, raising NSW hopes that they could take the game up to Tasmania.

Ollie Davies top-scored with 62 and Green had his highest Shield score, an unbeaten 61 that featured 159 balls and 10 fours, as he and Dwarshuis batted deep into the afternoon.

But NSW lost their last three wickets in four overs and have slumped to fifth on the ladder after Victoria’s last-gasp win over Queensland on Sunday.

Tasmania's Bradley Hope was man of the match for his unbeaten century and two wickets.

Hope hammers maiden ton to ram home Tigers’ advantage

Lawrence Neil-Smith took 3-57 in NSW's second innings, while Freeman and Hope claimed two wickets apiece.

NSW will host Tasmania from November 28 in their next Shield game.

Sheffield Shield 2023-24 standings

Matches played
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Batting Bonus
Bowling Bonus
Total points
1 Western Australia Men Western Australia Men WA 10 5 2 3 0 0 5.53 9.4 47.93
2 Tasmanian Tigers Men Tasmanian Tigers Men TAS 10 5 2 3 0 0 6.06 8.3 47.36
3 NSW Men NSW Men NSW 10 4 3 3 0 0 6.31 9 42.31
4 Victoria Men Victoria Men VIC 10 4 4 2 0 0 4.74 8.2 38.94
5 South Australia Men South Australia Men SA 10 3 6 1 0 0 5.19 9.3 33.49
6 Queensland Bulls Queensland Bulls QLD 10 2 6 2 0 0 3.54 8.3 25.84

M: Matches played

W: Wins

L: Losses

D: Drawn

N/R: No results

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PTS: Total points