Bollinger takes five in big win for Blues
New South Wales 267 and 3 for 300 dec beat Western Australia 99 and 193 (Pomersbach 102*, Bollinger 5-38) by 275 runs
Luke Pomersbach's maiden first-class century gave Western Australia a reason to cheer briefly before Doug Bollinger helped consign them to a 275-run loss to New South Wales. Bollinger played a part in ending what he started, finishing with 5 for 38 as the Blues grabbed the three wickets they needed and dismissed the Warriors for 193 before lunch.
Bollinger had set up the victory with a hat-trick that cut Western Australia to 6 for 78 on day three and he returned on the final morning to have Steve Magoffin caught behind. Dominic Thornely made the outcome official when he bowled Ben Edmondson with his first ball, leaving Pomersbach unbeaten on 102 from 111 balls.
Pomersbach's resistance was aggressive - he clubbed 14 fours and three sixes - but he had too few partners remaining. Brett Dorey was the first to go on day four, giving Beau Casson his only wicket for the match. The comprehensive home loss gave Western Australia the worst possible start to the summer after they appointed a new coach and new captain during the off-season.