Western Australia v New South Wales, FR Cup, Perth November 25, 2009

Marsh brothers deliver big win for Warriors

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Western Australia 3 for 309 (S Marsh 116, Robinson 70, M Marsh 60*) beat New South Wales 180 (Henriques 59, Heal 4-58) by 129 runs
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Shaun Marsh posted a century but was almost upstaged by his teenage brother Mitchell as Western Australia gained a bonus point in their 129-run win over New South Wales. The brothers made major contributions to the Warriors' 3 for 309 and the Blues' chase fell apart despite the best efforts of Moises Henriques.

Stuart Clark's captaincy debut for New South Wales didn't go to plan when his decision to send the Warriors in backfired as Shaun Marsh and Wes Robinson combined for a 124-run opening stand. Marsh made David Warner pay for putting down a simple chance at short cover when he hadn't scored, and was in his typical accumulative mode.

Robinson's 70 ended when he played on to Grant Lambert but there was further carnage to be had from Western Australia's middle order. Adam Voges added 44 but the real damage came from Mitchell Marsh, 18, who was playing in his fourth FR Cup match.

He came in within the final ten overs and hammered the New South Wales bowling to reach 60 from 29 deliveries. His half-century came in 24 balls and he demonstrated his tremendous power several times, including with a brazen flat-batted six over long-on off Clark in the final over.

The chase stumbled off track almost immediately as David Warner, Phillip Hughes and Phil Jaques failed to have much impact and before the Blues knew it, they were 5 for 77 in the 20th over. Steve Magoffin picked up two important wickets and it wasn't until Henriques and Daniel Smith came together that the visitors built a partnership of substance.

However, when Smith holed out for 47, Aaron Heal ran through the lower order with a career-best 4 for 58 to confirm Western Australia's win. It was the Warriors' second victory of the competition, while the Blues remain in second-last place with only one win.