Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Hobart December 2, 2013

Another Carters ton sets up NSW victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

New South Wales 264 and 4 for 255 (Carters 100, Henry 76*, Rainbird 3-52) beat Tasmania 354 and 164 by 6 wickets

New South Wales opener Ryan Carters continued his strong start to the season with another century that set up victory for the Blues on the final day against Tasmania in Hobart. Chasing 255, New South Wales reached their target with only four wickets down, with Scott Henry (76 not out) steering the chase after the departure of Carters, although it was captain Peter Nevill (16 not out) who struck the winning run.

It was quite a turnaround for the Blues after they conceded first-innings points by falling 90 runs short of Tasmania's total, but by restricting the Tigers in the second innings they allowed themselves a realistic chase. New South Wales resumed on the final morning on 0 for 43, and added a further 40 runs before the opening stand was broken when Nic Maddinson was caught at mid-off from the bowling of Luke Butterworth for 43.

But Carters and Henry put the result beyond doubt with a 138-run partnership that ended when Carters, on 100, was lbw to Sam Rainbird (3 for 52). It was the second first-class hundred for Carters in the past two matches - he had not made one at the start of the season - and his summer also included 94 against the touring England side for a Cricket Australia Invitational XI last month.

Carters finished the match on top of New South Wales' Sheffield Shield run tally so far this season, with 409 at 81.80. Rainbird was on a hat-trick after he bowled Ben Rohrer for a golden duck next ball after Carters was dismissed, and while he did not claim three from three balls, he did pick up the wicket of Kurtis Patterson for 4 before Henry and Nevill finished the chase.

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  • PAUL on December 4, 2013, 2:19 GMT

    Is there a fan out there can tell me why SOK is not ever mentioned as an Australian player , in any form ? 21 wickets at 20+. The mind boggles.

  • richard on December 3, 2013, 3:51 GMT

    @ Chris_P on (December 2, 2013, 22:38 GMT) not quite sure how you read my post Chris but I agree with you.

  • Guy on December 2, 2013, 23:36 GMT

    Pop quiz: who has more FC hundreds, Ryan Carters or Tim Paine? A: Carters. Not to bag Paine, but rather just to point out it doesn't take much to get on the radar of national selectors these days - a month ago Carters was almost completely unknown. Also worth pointing out that Paine's FC hundred and Carters' two were all made when not keeping. So for mine, talking keepers, Hartley should be next in line, with Wade (subject to improvement keeping to spin), Paine (I like his consistency and leadership skills), Nevill, Whiteman and Carters all in the mix.

  • Peter on December 2, 2013, 22:38 GMT

    @rickyvoncanterbury. You're right, we do have the population, but if NSW isn't going well, it doesn't auger well for the rest of Australia. A strong NSW invariably means a strong Australian side. The Blues have been going through a poor period recently, but it appears the ship has righter its course. @Shaggy076, We don't really want him as his stats show he doesn't even deserve a spot in our team, you want him?

  • Dummy4 on December 2, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Jordan silk, ryan carters and sam whiteman look very good.

  • Jeremy on December 2, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    Mark Cosgrove needs to have a stand out season to take Rogers spot in the top order. Carters is showing good signs - possibly a future replacement for Haddin?

  • Mariam on December 2, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    Cater may just slide in after Haddin retires, he looks great

  • Graham on December 2, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Ken, So your claiming Watson as a NSW as well. Think you also missed Bird, Rainbird and Mennie.

  • richard on December 2, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    @ Daniel Vogt on (December 2, 2013, 6:43 GMT) it is all common sense isn't it so now everyone should stop complaining about how many new south Welshman make the national teams.

  • ESPN on December 2, 2013, 6:43 GMT

    Ken the fact that 1/3 of aus population lives in nsw sort of demands that they the presence u described

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