JLT Sheffield Shield 2018-19

WA young gun's ton can't deny Victoria

Josh Philippe scores his maiden first-class century but Victoria secure the win by an innings and 45 runs


19 October 2018, 02:06 PM AEST

Despite West Australian Josh Philippe reaching his maiden JLT Sheffield Shield century, Victoria have wasted no time on the final day at the WACA Ground, taking the last four Warriors wickets for an emphatic innings and 45-run victory.

Victoria controlled the game from the moment captain Peter Handscomb won the toss and elected to bowl on Tuesday.

After bowling WA out for 208 and making 504 thanks to 243 from 20-year-old Will Pucovski, it was only rain on the third day that delayed them wrapping up the game.

Pucovski plunders Western Australia attack

Philippe and Josh Inglis (69) did put up some fight and while the former did notch his maiden century early on the last day, it took Victoria less than an hour to wrap things up.

WA started Friday at 6-205 and ended up all out for 251 to be 45 runs short of making Victoria bat for a second time.

Chris Tremain finished with 5-100 for Victoria to go with 4-37 from the first innings. Scott Boland also took 4-57, which included three of the four wickets on the final morning.

The bright point for WA was the century to Philippe. The 21-year-old made a rapid 41 in the first innings but kept it going in the second dig before falling on the boundary for 104 from the bowling of Boland.

Philippe celebrates his maiden Test ton // Getty
Philippe celebrates his maiden Test ton // Getty

His knock took 142 balls and included 17 boundaries.

Cameron Green provided good support, finishing 35 not out, but WA's tail of Usman Qadir, David Moody and Simon Mackin were all out without scoring.

Western Australia: Will Bosisto, Jono Wells, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner (c), Marcus Stoinis, Josh Philippe, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Matt Kelly, David Moody, Simon Mackin

Victoria: Marcus Harris, Travis Dean, Will Pucovski, Peter Handscomb (c), Cameron White, Matt Short, Seb Gotch (wk), Chris Tremain, Scott Boland, Jackson Coleman, Andrew Fekete