Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 2nd day October 14, 2009

Walter grabs six but Warriors remain on top

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Queensland 1 for 87 (Broad 56*) trail Western Australia 9 for 406 dec (North 107, Magoffin 78, Marsh 70, Bandy 59*, Walter 6-121) by 319 runs

Queensland's fast bowler Scott Walter picked up six wickets but Western Australia remained on top after two days at the WACA. The Bulls had reduced their deficit to 319 by the close, with Ryan Broad on 56 and Wade Townsend on 23, but they faced an uphill battle to take a first-innings lead.

Queensland were frustrated throughout much of the day by Steve Magoffin, the Western Australia nightwatchman who was dropped three times in his 78. He had support from the allrounder David Bandy, who finished unbeaten on 59 when the declaration came at 9 for 406.

In his second first-class game, Walter was the most impressive of Queensland's bowlers and collected 6 for 121 as the Bulls tried to cover for the loss of Ashley Noffke, who in his first Sheffield Shield match for Western Australia made 21. The Warriors had lost Marcus North early in the day for 107, having added two to his overnight score.

In reply, Broad guided a solid effort from the Bulls. They lost only one wicket before the close of play as Nick Kruger was caught off the bowling of Brett Dorey for 2.