Queensland v Tasmania, FR Cup, Brisbane October 30, 2009

Carseldine key in another Queensland win

Cricinfo staff

Queensland 9 for 233 (Carseldine 73, Reardon 55, Doherty 3-25) beat Tasmania 209 (Bailey 87, Rimmington 3-25) by 24 runs
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Lee Carseldine and Nathan Rimmington set up Queensland's third consecutive FR Cup victory despite the best efforts of Tasmania's captain George Bailey. The Tigers were chasing a gettable 234 but four run-outs and a lack of support for Bailey, who made an FR Cup career best 87, left them 25 runs short of their target.

Rimmington, who took a hat-trick in Queensland's previous game, was again the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 25 from 9.3 overs. Bailey was threatening to almost single-handedly get the Tigers over the line when he paddled Rimmington to short fine-leg and the bowler picked up two more wickets in the final ten overs.

It was the run-outs that really hurt Tasmania, beginning with the debutant Brady Jones, who departed despite the initial throw from the man at midwicket overshooting the stumps and being backed up at point. Jones returned as a runner for Ed Cowan, who took a blow to the knee, and was involved in another mix-up when Bailey seemingly forgot there was a third Tasmania player on the pitch.

A fabulous diving catch from Queensland's captain Chris Simpson accounted for Luke Butterworth, who scored 43 and was the main assistant to Bailey in the chase. Bailey was particularly disappointed that his batting line-up had failed to capitalise on a strong bowling effort that restricted the Bulls to 9 for 233.

Carseldine made 73 and was the anchor of the Queensland innings but things moved slowly at the other end as Ryan Broad toiled to 39 from 74 balls. Xavier Doherty's 3 for 25 from ten overs was key in keeping the runs under control, although a late flurry from Nathan Reardon (55 from 54 balls) ensured things didn't stagnate irrevocably, and the runs proved vital by the end of the night.