Western Australia v Tasmania, Pura Cup, Perth, 1st day November 27, 2005

Warriors in commanding position

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Western Australia 5 for 305 (Heron 84, Marsh 94, Campbell 76*) v Tasmania

Clinton Heron and Shaun Marsh put on a stand of 145 for the fourth wicket to help Western Australia into a strong position on the first day of their Pura Cup match against Tasmania at Perth. Ryan Campbell was unbeaten on 76 by the close as the home side ended on 5 for 305.

Heron built a steady platform with Chris Rogers, but Rogers' dismissal to Scott Kremerskothen on 16 prompted two more quick strikes. From 0 for 42 and cruising, Western Australia were wobbling on 3 for 48, but Heron and Marsh rescued them - and more.

By the time their partnership came to a close, when Heron became the second of Adam Griffith's victims on 84, Western Australia were in the much healthier position of 4 for 193. They lost just one more wicket before the end of play, Marsh's valiant knock ending just shy of his third hundred when he sent a catch off Shannon Tubb to Michael Di Venuto.