North and Voges lead Western Australia to victory
Western Australia 279 and 6 for 259 (North 79, Voges 75) beat Tasmania 248 and 286 by 4 wickets
Adam Voges and Marcus North helped Western Australia chase down 256 to stay in contention for the Sheffield Shield final as they secured a four-wicket win over Tasmania in Perth. The Warriors began the final day on 2 for 27 and the early loss of Marcus Harris for 18 gave the Tigers hope that they might be able to skittle the home side.
However, North and Voges then put together a 135-run partnership that brought victory within sight for Western Australia, although both men fell after reaching the 70s. North was caught off the bowling of Sam Rainbird for 79 and Voges was caught by Rainbird off Xavier Doherty's spin for 75, leaving 53 runs still required.
But contributions from Mitchell Marsh (18), Ashton Turner (13 not out) and Sam Whiteman, who made 29 not out, got Western Australia home. The win means with three rounds still to play, Western Australia sit in third position on the Shield table, four points behind both New South Wales and South Australia.