Debutant Neser impresses for Queensland
Western Australia 8 for 279 (Ronchi 68, Davis 56, Neser 4-42) v Queensland
The debutant Michael Neser enjoyed his opening day of first-class cricket, collecting four wickets as Western Australia's batsmen failed to make use of their starts at the Gabba. The Warriors reached 8 for 279 at stumps, with David Bandy unbeaten on 40 and Australia's Test bolter Michael Beer at the crease on 4.
The South African-born Neser, who moved to Australia at the age of 10, finished the day with 4 for 42. His haul included the key wickets of the in-form Shaun Marsh, who was caught and bowled when he skied a pull on 20, and the Warriors captain Adam Voges, who was caught behind for 4.
Neser also removed the openers, Wes Robinson for 49 and Liam Davis for 56, after the visitors made a solid start having chosen to bat. Bandy and Luke Ronchi, who made 68, helped Western Australia put on some lower-order runs, but two late wickets from Chris Swan gave Queensland some momentum heading in to the second morning.