WA bats routed by Cutting
Queensland 273 and 9 for 341 declared (Broad 135, Forrest 132*, Marsh 3-72) beat Western Australia 221and 201 (Harris 91*, Cutting 5-43) by 192 runs
Ben Cutting routed Western Australia's batsmen as Queensland strode further ahead on the Sheffield Shield table with a 192-run victory on the final day at the WACA ground.
After Peter Forrest reached an unbeaten 132 to set the Warriors a distant 394 to win from 94 overs, Cutting surged through the WA batting, helped by a handful of indifferent strokes from experienced batsmen.
All of Cutting's wickets arrived in the one spell at a cost of 12 runs in 37 balls. Only the teenage opener Marcus Harris was able to withstand the barrage, carrying his bat for 91 as the rest fell around him.
WA received further bad news after the match as it emerged that the young fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile had suffered two side muscle tears. Having made a promising start to the season, Coulter-Nile will now be sidlined for about six weeks.
It is a loss the Warriors could ill afford, as their form has started to trail away after opening the season with a Mitchell Johnson-inspired home victory over Tasmania.
Ryan Duffield (side strain) and Matt Dixon (bruised heel) are also afflicted, leaving plenty of questions for the Warriors' captain Marcus North and coach Mickey Arthur to ponder.
By contrast the Bulls have three outright wins from as many matches and will on Sunday welcome the return of their captain James Hopes from injury in the domestic limited overs match against WA.