WA v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 1st day September 30, 2012

Pattinson puts Victoria in control

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 3 for 144 (McDonald 59*) trail Western Australia 175 (Triffitt 42, Pattinson 4-30) by 31 runs

James Pattinson made a fine start to his first-class summer, taking four wickets as Victoria skittled Western Australia for 175 at the WACA. At stumps on the first day, the Bushrangers were well on their way to claiming first-innings points thanks to a brisk half-century from their stand-in captain Andrew McDonald, who was on 59 from 46 balls, alongside Peter Handscomb on 14.

Victoria had moved on to 3 for 144 after a half-century stand from the openers Rob Quiney (36) and Chris Rogers (27). But the wickets didn't flow as easily for the Western Australia bowlers as they had for the Victorians, who struck with the first ball of the match when Liam Davis was bowled by Pattinson for a golden duck.

Pattinson collected 4 for 30, including Adam Voges for 39 and Mitchell Marsh for 6, and he had good support from fellow Test bowler Peter Siddle, who picked up 2 for 53. The wicketkeeper Tom Triffitt top scored for the Warriors with 42. The allrounder John Hastings, playing his first first-class match since December 2010 after suffering a serious shoulder injury before the start of last summer, collected 2 for 57.

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  • Roo on October 2, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    @Chris_P... Been lucky enough over the years to visit all Oz Test ovals... Adelaide Oval is without doubt a showcase oval, but the redevelopment makes it look messy atm... Still it is worth the visit... The SCG is the same atm...

  • Andrew on October 2, 2012, 0:07 GMT

    @ rickyvoncanterbury on (October 01 2012, 10:01 AM GMT) - like to think that when a young batsmen does make it to the National side, the bowling attacks are not going to be too much of a step up from what they are coping with in Shield????

  • Dummy4 on October 1, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    good signs for oz quickies ahead of saffas' visit down under, no doubt... except for nathan Lyon in the other game

  • richard on October 1, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    I am not real happy to see bowlers dominating the start of the shield season ,we have bowlers coming out of the woodwork, ussie looked good for QLD but our batsmen need to stand up, is this the last chance for the marshes or a season defining innings.

  • Andrew on October 1, 2012, 1:37 GMT

    @katandthat3 on (September 30 2012, 23:41 PM GMT) - interesting comments about Henriques (bat & ball). His bowling is interesting in that on paper it looks very good (ave & S/R). On a more serious note, I hope Patto gets a different hair cut before the Tests start (file pic at the top), he won't be able to get a Saffa wicket looking like an accountant!

  • Peter on October 1, 2012, 1:01 GMT

    @ygkd. Sorry to say there are many who have a better record than Shaun Marsh. He is in a hole, big time. @Meety. I am set to see 3 tests this season, the usual Gabba, Adelaide (for the 1st time there) & I'll make the usual journey down the F3 to Sydney. Sth Africa has been the only country I haven't seen live so looking forward to it. Hazelwood, agreed, is putting in the effort without the rewards, but it will come. With Starc, Copeland, Cummins, SOK plus Moises, I would suggest it's not a bad bowling line-up at all. I am waiting for Patterson to be called up as the memory of his batting last season is still strong, now there is a guy to watch out for.

  • Garry on September 30, 2012, 23:41 GMT

    Take it easy on SOS, at least his scores have been increasing! He's a confidence player and it would be pretty low after last summer, it's all mental as he has the skills. Agree with @Meety, there is plenty in the reserves, there are excellent players in all the states. I was at the first two days of the NSW V Tas game and was really impressed with Henriques. He didn't look like getting out, can tell he's done a lot of work in the off-season (still don't rate his bowling though), coming in at no.7 is a bit easier mind you. Even Smith (who I don't want to see near an Aussie side for a while to just let him improve his game) looked a lot better, especially when he doesn't walk into his shots. Always a fan of Butterworth and he had a good game there as well. Good to see Tim Paine back in action as well. I still think there are top order spots up for grabs this season and the tours to follow so it's going to be a great summer, can't wait for the Ryobi Cup to start. Vics look good 1st up.

  • Philip on September 30, 2012, 21:46 GMT

    Has anyone ever noticed that Rob Quiney actually has a better record than Shaun Marsh?

  • Andrew on September 30, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    @ Chris_P on (September 30 2012, 13:22 PM GMT) - yes I was spewing about no comments available in the NSW v Tas game. There was a bit to say, like Bird's 1st session & the way Henriques & Haddin turned the match around. Cosgrove amongst the runs & Butterworth holding up a disciplined NSW bowling attack. Hazlewood is not getting the numbers in the wicket column, but he seems to be bowling well. As for the Marsh brothers, I think SM is off the radar for a while, but MM will have firmed for some short form time this season. Not that it is a good guage, but the result last night might just mean that all the doomsayers about Oz cricket may get a surprise this summer!

  • Rakesh on September 30, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    Good to see Pattinson, Siddle and Hastings bowling together for Victoria. Siddle bowled lot better than his final figures. If Shaun Marsh continues to bat like this, he may not find himself a regular place in WA's 1st class team.

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