Queensland v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 4th day November 16, 2013

NSW wrap up comprehensive win

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New South Wales 386 (Maddinson 87, Smith 69, Henry 60, Warner 52) and 8 for 270 declared (Maddinson 72, Haddin 50*, McDermott 4-44) beat Queensland 222 (Khawaja 58, Copeland 5-49) and 284 (Hartley 78*, O'Keefe 3-60) by 150 runs

Queensland's wicketkeeper Chris Hartley offered the only major resistance for the team, as New South Wales crushed them by 150 runs in the Sheffield Shield match at Allan Border Field.

Resuming at 5 for 113 in pursuit of a distant target of 435, Queensland hit out on the final morning but lost wickets at regular intervals, as a result of which, the match was wrapped up by lunch.

Hartley's unbeaten 78, which included 11 fours and two sixes, was accompanied by cameos from Michael Neser and the last man Alister McDermott, who helped add 59 runs before Steve Smith ended the match with a full toss that struck the base of McDermott's stumps.

Steve O'Keefe claimed three scalps, while the Test spinner Nathan Lyon added the wicket of Ben Cutting to go with his two first-innings victims.

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  • Dummy4 on November 18, 2013, 3:01 GMT

    My biggest problem with SOK is that if he bowled 20 overs and got 3 wickets, those 3 wickets would come within a handful of deliveries. Maybe that's what the selectors see as a disadvantage.

    This season he has the best average and econ rate and is about equal in strike rate with the other top spinners this year. also way a head of Lyon in Average and Strike rate.

  • Andrew on November 17, 2013, 10:29 GMT

    @jo langford - lol - Bailey? Hasn't he now been selected for Oz in all forms of the game? White - I would of thought his mediocre Test performances & long lean patch @ International & FC level did him in! again - lol! Really interested to see what conspiracy occured for NSW to win v QLD! @xtrafalgarx on (November 16, 2013, 8:04 GMT) - The issue with SO'K is that he has almost never been the lead spinner in any match for NSW (or at least rarely). You cannot pin one limited stat as the benchmark on whether a bowler is any good. If you use 5 wicket hauls as the benchmark as to whether a bowler is any good - you would have to say Murali was many times a better bowler than Warne. Other things such as S/Rate & averages are better indicators. SO'K has the best average of an Ozzy spinner in the Shield for many years. That said - I think Lyon is very good for the stage of development he is at, & 5yrs from now COULD be the best offie in the world - IF he is developed well.

  • Dummy4 on November 16, 2013, 21:30 GMT

    In regard to the non-selection of O'Keefe Anyone who has has captaining ability and/or leadership qualities has either been shunted aside Over the past few years ..... White, Bailey, O'Keefe, Hopes, you could even include Hussey ..... in favour of subservient players with less quality and talent

  • Mashuq on November 16, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    I'm not saying SOK should play in place of Lyon, just that he should be in an extended squad alongside Lyon. As it stands Fawad appears next in line, but I'm not convinced he should be there as of now. In a month it might be different, but why is SOK always shunted - that's my point.

  • Patrick on November 16, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    O'Keefe is comfortably a better cricketer than Lyon. But he shouldn't "depose" him of his test spot, it would never happen anyway because the selectors obviously have a problem with SOK (who knows why).

    But even though he's the incumbent, Lyon never should have been picked in the first place. If the selectors had any sense O'Keefe should have played 50-60 Tests by now over the last 5 or so years.

  • Peter on November 16, 2013, 8:33 GMT

    @xtrafalgarx all well and good, using your logic, Lyons wouldn't have been picked for test cricket. Lyons deserves an extended run, he was unlucky to have had Wade behind the stumps costing him heaps. As for the shield match, it sort of puts Qld's claim for more representation a little hollow, does it not? SOK, IMHO, has performed more than adequately, but he is on the outer, no doubt.

  • James on November 16, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    @Paul Robson: That's rather naive. You can't compare test stats to FC stats. My point is, O'keefe isn't significantly better than Lyon (Be isn't better than him full stop in my opinion) enough to warrant selection OVER Lyon.

    He has to do a lot more to take over from a guy who, though he isn't a world beater yet, is a competent TEST spinner. You can't knock him off with 1fers and 2fers like i said. He would need to do something like take 30/40 wickets in a season before he even begins to knock the door down.

    Especially when Lyon is more experienced and younger, and has potential to grow.

  • Dummy4 on November 16, 2013, 5:49 GMT

    Yet he has 7 4'fers to go with that 1 5fer. When you add 4'fers and 5'fers, you have Lyon with 9 and SOK with 8 - and Lyon has played more than a 3rd more 1st class games then SOK. Add to that that his batting average is significantly higher and his bowling average significantly lower.

    I'm not saying that SOK should take over the national spinning duties just that with: 1. Better stats than the current incumbent AND others that have been given a go, and 2. Australia's revolving door policy on spinners since Warney retired, you HAVE to wonder who SOK has p'd off at the top level to not have a run...

  • James on November 16, 2013, 5:06 GMT

    @Beertjie: He only has 1 fife wicket haul in his whole life. At best, he can perform at par with Lyon and that isn't good enough to depose him as the lead spinner.

    Lyon has played 25 tests and nearly has 100 TEST wickets, has toured around the world and is the team song custodian. You can knock off a guy like that by getting 1fer's and 2fers.

  • Mashuq on November 16, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    Get Argus to review SOK's continued exclusion from test squad!

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