Streets ahead: Opener hits record second XI total
Queenslander racks up mammoth score of 345, not featuring a single six, the highest score ever posted in the four-day competition's history
4 October 2019, 04:20 PM AEST
Bryce Street has earmarked himself as one to watch after the young opener posted the highest individual score in state second XI history this week.
Street had never previously made a hundred in 19 games in the competition, but finally broke through at Brisbane's Ian Healy Oval against Victoria and remarkably pushed on to rack up a mammoth 345 to help Queensland record an innings-and-105-run victory.
The 21-year-old, who has 12 Premier Cricket centuries to his name, batted for 430 balls and eight-and-a-half hours across days two and three of the match.
SCORECARD: Queensland v Victoria, Second XI
He put on 412 for the third wicket with club teammate Charlie Hemphrey, who finished with 151, a stand which is also believed to be among the biggest in the competition's history.
Street's knock initially required patience, scoring just three from his first 45 balls, before the floodgates opened as his next 342 runs came from 385 balls.
The left-hander hit 45 fours but not a single six.
Teenager Jake Fraser-McGurk hit a century in Victoria's second innings, but it couldn't prevent a Bulls win as leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson took 5-107.
NSW opener Daniel Hughes is the only other batsman to have scored a triple-century in the competition, according to statistician Adam Morehouse.
Street has previously credited his fitness for helping him bat for long periods of time, having two seasons ago recorded the fastest two-kilometre time-trial of any state contracted player in Australia.
Despite his efforts, Street will likely struggle to break through for a spot in Queensland's Marsh Sheffield Shield side to begin the season, with a host of the Bulls' Test hopefuls available for selection.
Captain Usman Khawaja, Ashes breakout star Marnus Labuschagne, along with former Test openers Joe Burns and Matthew Renshaw are all expected to play against NSW in their opening-round match at the Gabba.
That match is expected to see the return of Steve Smith and David Warner to the Sheffield Shield, though Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood are expected to miss while Nathan Lyon is under an injury cloud.
After a number of years under the 'Futures League' moniker, the competition has been formally rebranded as the state 'second XI' competition, though age restrictions had not been in place for a number of years.
The competition sees seven sides (one for each state except for New South Wales, which has two sides – NSW Metro and ACT/NSW Country) play four four-day games per season, while a week-long T20 competition will be held in January.
HIGHEST SCORES IN SECOND XI HISTORY
(courtesy of Adam Morehouse)
345 - BE Street (2019/20)
300* - DP Hughes (2015/16)
276 - BJ Rohrer (2014/15)
260 - MJ Cosgrove (2003/04)
239 - BP van Deinsen (2001/02)
233* - CJ Davies (2001/02)
233 - LR Mash (2005/06)
232* - CA Philipson (2005/06)
231* - AW O'Brien (2005/06)
230* - LA Carseldine (2001/02)
230* - TJ Dean (2017/18)