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JLT SHEFFIELD SHIELD 2017-18

Quicks fire in Qld as 12 wickets fall on day one

08 February 2018
MATCH REPORT

Matt Renshaw makes 56 as Queensland are bowled out for 255 before the Bulls grab two late wickets

JLT Sheffield Shield 2017-18, Round 6

QLD
TAS

Queensland have fought back late on day one of their crucial JLT Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in Brisbane to leave the contest evenly poised.

The home side overcame a batting collapse to reach 255, before striking late in the day with the ball as Tasmania ended on 2-60.

Aside from the opening session, it was very much a case of ball dominating bat as state first-class cricket resumed following a two-month hiatus.

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The only batsman to pass 50 was Queensland opener Matt Renshaw, who shared in a 90-run stand for the opening wicket with debutant Lachy Pfeffer (36).

Renshaw was dismissed for 56 from the final ball of the morning session, and the Bulls lost 4-5 soon after the resumption as the top-order disintegrated.

Fortunately for the home side, the tail wagged and quickfire knocks from Michael Neser (29) and Mitch Swepson (25 not out) aided the cause.

Renshaw resumes Shield season with half-century

The best, however, was saved to last as No.11 Luke Feldman struck an unlikely 47 from 41 balls with an invaluable 72 added for the last wicket.

Neser and Feldman then did the job with the ball removing Tasmanian openers Beau Webster (18) and Alex Doolan (13) amid lengthening shadows at the Gabba.

Victory for either side could be enough to move to the top of the ladder, provided leaders NSW lose to Western Australia in Perth.

Queensland lose 4-5 in four overs at the Gabba

Queensland: Matthew Renshaw, Lachlan Pfeffer, Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Heazlett, Charlie Hemphrey, Jimmy Peirson (c), Jack Wildermuth, Mitch Swepson, Brendan Doggett, Michael Neser, Luke Feldman.

Tasmania: Tom Rogers, Beau Webster, Alex Doolan, Jake Doran, George Bailey (c), Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade, Sam Rainbird, Gabe Bell, Jackson Bird.

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