Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane December 10, 2013

Bulls secure first outright of summer

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Queensland 7 for 382 dec (Brusn 75, Pomersbach 73, Hopes 57) and 6 for 313 dec (Burns 102, Pomersbach 85, Lynn 60*) beat Victoria 371 (Hussey 77, White 76, Handscomb 52, McDermott 5-78) and 142 (Feldman 4-36) by 182 runs

Luke Feldman plucked four wickets as Queensland secured their first outright points of the Sheffield Shield with a resounding 182-run victory over Victoria at the Gabba.

Set 325 to win after Chris Lynn helped rush the Bulls' innings along on the final morning, the Bushrangers never seriously threatened in the chase, and rain ultimately became Queensland's greater foe as showers circled Brisbane while the hosts' set about securing the final few wickets of the match.

Feldman, who has bowled impressively for his state in between injuries over a career in which he has represented Australia A, claimed the key wickets of Matthew Wade and Cameron White early in the innings before returning to help round up the tail.

He was ably supported by Alister McDermott and Ben Cutting, who each bowled straight enough to defeat four batsmen bowled our lbw between them on the last afternoon of the match.

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  • Guy on December 12, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    @thefakebook, Jordan Silk is the prospective 'like for like' replacement for Rogers - a slow and steady leave merchant that can be a foil for Warner. And he's 21. Notwithstanding a few failures in recent weeks, I'm still hopeful that by the time Rogers goes (next domestic summer?) Silk will have done enough to get the guernsey. As @brisCricFan says, Hughes is deserving too, though I'm not sure I probably prefer a Silk/Rogers-esque player to complement Warner, and Hughes at three. If by some miracle Watson nails down no.3, Hughes would deserve the opening gig ahead of Silk. As for Burns, he has only just started opening and has a long way to go to get a baggy green. As @Meety says, Pomersbach and Lynn are probably closer, but all of those guys are probably behind Hughes, Silk, Cosgrove and Maddinson.

  • M on December 12, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    @Thefakebook; I am not sure saying 'the selector turn on Rogers' is accurate... Chris Rogers knows he is on the way out as much as he has only just got back in... he is getting to the end of a career that sadly didn't see him playing at his peak for Australia...

    And being a Qld'er and all, I still wouldn't like to see Joe Burns rushed in just yet, the spot should rightly be going to Phil Hughes - he's been consistently impressive and his one bad patch had him unceremoniously dumped - fair enough - but others have done less and earned a recall...

    Joe can help Qld to a few more titles, learn his craft and still get a good tilt in the baggy green.

  • Andrew on December 12, 2013, 1:10 GMT

    Also, really happy for the younger McDermott, I had heard somewhere that during the pre-season he had the bowling yips, well not now! Really should be looked at for higher honors as he really complements our faster pacers.

  • Andrew on December 12, 2013, 1:06 GMT

    @Rahul Venkat - Lynn would of been close 2 yrs ago, but went backwards for a season or two. He would be well down the list atm, I would go Pomersbach & Burns for National selection from QLD before him. @ Thefakebook on (December 11, 2013, 19:38 GMT) - big fan of Burns, but he really needs a massive season, at the moment there are plenty doing better.

  • Hamish on December 12, 2013, 0:05 GMT

    @chris_P, I couldn't tell you. I always knew that our bowling's been a bit light and at times innocuous (this most obvious during the Ryobi Cup) but had always had a lot of faith in the batting. And that's why these capitulations are so shameful. White for the majority of the year has been flawless; Hussey has accomplished everything in FC cricket (don't know why he keeps gettingf dropped); for whatever knocks there are on Wade's keeping, he's still an extremely talented batter (although he does tend to waste starts); Maxwell although pigeon-holed as a limited overs specialist has done OK with the bat in FC; Quiney has sort of been consistent the last two years and Christian has scored more runs than I thought he would. Not mentioning Finch for obvious reasons - he shouldn't be in the team. I said before the Shield started that we have the best batting line up... Not so much now.

    The only thing I can turn to is maybe the captaincy. White has been such a good captain for so long...

  • Peter on December 11, 2013, 19:46 GMT

    @Mitty2. What has happened to Victoria? They are better than what they have shown the last few games? What's going on down there?

  • Satish on December 11, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Joe Burns is the next Test opener,right after the selector turn on Rogers.

  • Dummy4 on December 11, 2013, 15:39 GMT

    Great things are expected from Lynny ... He has oozed class this season and should be in the ODI and test sides soon !

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