Western Australia v South Australia, FR Cup, Bunbury

Redbacks breeze to victory after Warriors slump

Cricinfo staff

February 8, 2009

Text size: A | A

South Australia 2 for 150 (Borgas 49*) beat Western Australia 148 (Heal 50, Haberfield 3-30) by 8 wickets
Scorecard


Aaron Heal took a wicket, but his half-century was important for lifting Western Australia from their horrible start © Getty Images
Enlarge
 

South Australia eased to an eight-wicket win over Western Australia to move from the bottom third of the table after the hosts suffered a horrible collapse during the morning. The Warriors were wondering why they bothered travelling south to Bunbury - it was the state's first game away from the WACA - as they started the match by falling to 6 for 38 in the 16th over.

Mitchell Marsh, at 17 years and 111 days, became the youngest debutant in Australian domestic cricket and the No. 5 was needed in the sixth over. He was out for 10 to follow the miserable start created by the bowling of Jake Haberfield, Mark Cleary and Daniel Christian. Haberfield led the attack with 3 for 30 off ten overs while Cleary and Christian gathered two victims each.

Aaron Heal's 50, which included five fours and three sixes, was essential to inflating the total, but the Warriors were 9 for 106 when he left. However, the final pair of Brad Knowles (23) and Ben Edmondson (16 not out) extended the total to 148 after 40 overs. It was not enough and South Australia reached the target with 80 balls remaining, gaining a bonus point.

The Redbacks suffered a blow when Daniel Harris was forced to retire hurt with a broken nose after being struck by Knowles. Michael Klinger slipped on 29 to Heal and Mark Cosgrove went for 41, but Cameron Borgas steered them home with 49 not out. Western Australia are last on 12 points, six behind the Redbacks, who jumped over New South Wales into fourth spot. All three sides have a game to play.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Country Fixtures Country Results
Final: Australia A v India A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
3rd Place play-off: NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 14-17, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
1st ODI: Aus Women v Pak Women at Brisbane
Aug 21, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days
Sponsored Links

Why not you? Read and learn how!