Hauritz hundred puts New South Wales on top
Queensland 3 for 84 (Robinson 46*) trail New South Wales 9 for 458 dec (Maddinson 137, Hauritz 110*, Copeland 53, Swan 4-86) by 374 runs
Nathan Hauritz continued his outstanding batting form with another century that put New South Wales firmly on top against Queensland at Blacktown Oval. And just to remind the Test selectors of his credentials, he added a wicket late in the day while Doug Bollinger picked up two, leaving the Bulls with a massive task in reply to the home team's 9 for 458 declared.
Queensland went to stumps at 3 for 84, with the debutant Andrew Robinson on 46 and Craig Philipson on 5. The Bulls will rue their inability to skittle the tail of New South Wales, after the score was 6 for 270 when Hauritz joined his fellow centurion Nic Maddinson at the crease late on the first day.
Maddinson fell for 137 but Hauritz kept the runs flowing in a strong partnership with Trent Copeland, who made his first half-century for the Blues and was eventually lbw to Cameron Gannon for 53. But the star of the second day was Hauritz, who took 89 first-class innings to post a century, and has now followed it with another in his 90th.
He posted 146 against South Australia at the SCG last week and finished unbeaten on 110 this time, when Stuart Clark declared the innings. The best of the bowlers for Queensland was Chris Swan, who took 4 for 86, with all of his wickets having come on the opening day.