Handscomb, Quiney give Victoria good start
Victoria 7 for 344 (Quiney 114, Handscomb 113, George 3-59) v South Australia
Peter Handscomb scored his first century in first-class cricket and Rob Quiney also reached triple-figures on a good day for Victoria in Adelaide. In the first Sheffield Shield match since the hiatus that allowed the Big Bash League to take centre stage, Victoria reached 7 for 344 at stumps on the first day against South Australia.
And while there were plenty of runs in the pitch, as Handscomb and Quiney showed in a 225-run partnership, the day didn't go so well for Victoria's captain Cameron White. Having recently been stripped of Australia's Twenty20 captaincy after a lean BBL, White was caught at slip for 3 off the bowling of Jake Haberfield.
White had come to the crease after Quiney departed for 114, his sixth first-class hundred. It was a brisk innings from Quiney, who struck 14 fours and three sixes in his 145-ball stay, which ended when he was caught behind off Tom Cooper.
In his fourth first-class game, Handscomb survived a couple of dropped chances on 11 and 15 and made the most of the opportunities. He was eventually bowled by Peter George for 113 and South Australia did well to limit the output of the middle order. By stumps, Victoria were relying on Will Sheridan, who was on 31, and Jayde Herrick, who had made 10.