Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 2nd day March 12, 2011

Hopes takes six as Queensland cruise to victory

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Queensland 428 beat Victoria 119 and 306 (Wade 113*, Rogers 73, Maxwell 61, Hopes 6-89) by an innings and 3 runs

A six-wicket haul from the captain James Hopes ensured that Queensland finished the season in third place on the Sheffield Shield table, with victory by an innings and three runs over Victoria. A career-best unbeaten 113 from Matthew Wade wasn't enough for the Bushrangers to make the Bulls bat again, as they were dismissed for 306.

Wade had support from Chris Rogers (73) and Glenn Maxwell, who made 61, but they couldn't recover from their first innings of 119 and will likely finish second-last on the table. Hopes collected 6 for 89, while the fast bowlers Luke Feldman and Alister McDermott each picked up two.

The win was Darren Lehmann's first as the full-time coach of Queensland, after he was appointed to the role during the week. Lehmann has been named as the coach of the Bulls for the 2011-12 summer, after the mid-season departure of Trevor Barsby.

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  • Garry on March 14, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    Both good points boys, hard to believe Hopesy isn't there, he's been outstanding for QLD particularly since after xmas. Butterworth is another excellent allrounder who deserves to go to Sri Lanka in our next tour. I'll be interested to see more of Maher as well during the Shield final. There is some pretty impressive talent coming through like Burns, Lynn, Cummins, Maddinson, Mitch Marsh, Harris, Beaton, Keath, Lyon. Injuries seem to be the biggest prob. Just hope the selectors van get it right and that means having no Hilditch and no Neilson for all the youngsters coming through. It's important that the selectors don't forget our next tier of players like, S Marsh, Bailey, Voges, Birt, McDonald etc. The A tour should also hold interest.

  • Andrew on March 12, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    @John Ide - LOL! Yes Hopes IS presenting a pretty strong case for selection. My W/C squad was a toss up between him Christian, O'Keefe & another spinner. Really comparing Hopes v Hastings - its a no-brainer!!!! I wonder how far away is Hopes for test duty? I think Butterworths form may be critical there!

  • Dummy4 on March 12, 2011, 10:39 GMT

    Hey Boofhead Aussie Selectors, how do they feel telling us that James Hopes isn't good enough for the australian side in India. Have a look at the scores meatheads! someone got 84 AND 6 wickets, but notice how the "review" has now been washed away with more pressing matters. It seems the turkeys don't wanna attend ThanksGiving Day.

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