South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Glenelg, 4th day November 2, 2013

SA scrounge draw despite Boyce's seven-for

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South Australia 387 (Cooper 171, Feldman 5-101) and 9 for 194 dec (Klinger 51, Boyce 7-68) drew with Queensland 465 (Forrest 129, Hartley 89, Reardon 67 Botha 5-114)

Cameron Boyce spun through seven batsmen on a turning pitch but was unable to prevent South Australia from scrounging a draw against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield match at the Glenelg Oval.

Battling innings by Michael Klinger and Sam Raphael were enough to help the Redbacks to avoid outright defeat, but Boyce's handsome figures were notable, as was the manner in which he claimed them, gaining expansive spin at times with men crouched around the bat.

The Bulls began the day with only slim hope of forcing an outright result after establishing a 78-run, first-innings advantage, and for most of the afternoon their efforts to force a rush of wickets were frustrated by Klinger and Raphael. SA were aided by the unavailability of the Queensland and Australia pace spearhead Ryan Harris, due to a virus that kept him off the field.

Boyce wheeled away, eventually finding ways past Klinger and Raphael, before inciting a hint of panic among the rest of SA's batsmen to the point that with 11 overs of the match remaining the hosts led by only 75 with two wickets in hand. Chadd Sayers and Adam Zampa held firm, however, leaving Tasmania as the only side to take outright points from the opening round.

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  • w on November 3, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    Boyce has had a big rap on him for some time. Great to see that faith in him confirmed by this performance.

  • Dummy4 on November 2, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    How good is that from Boyce? Also, I must agree with you Mitty2, we are about to see our young batsmen reach their potential. Maddinson, Lynn and Mitch Marsh will all have career years I think. I hope Joe Burns gets back to his best too, because he had an off year last year and a failed Ryobi cup. He is better than what we've seen recently. If we can just get a couple of the young batsmen in the Shield to have break through years, the Aussie team won't be looking so bad. This will be the most interesting Shield season in years. There are a few u19 batsmen who look the goods too... Jaron Morgan and Jake Doran are great prospects. Will Bosisto just made his debut too and is a decent bat. There is ample potential around just waiting to happen...

  • Hamish on November 2, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    Unfortunate that Cutting was sick, he would've bowled more otherwise and if he performed noticeably he would be a high chance to start at Brisbane (the selectors have got to be cautious with bringing MJ straight back - considering his previous two Ashes series.

    Boyce coming into this had a 50 FC bowling average, but he comes on and bowls amazingly to take 7. Hauritz was crucial in tandem with him; bowling with a lot of flight and later on getting a lot of turn. Boyce has been talked up a lot before, and i'm glad that he's showing it now. I think with the better Shield pitches we're getting now we'll see all the young batsmen with poor averages reaching their potential (Lynn, Harris, Forrest, M Marsh, even Doolan) and spinners with deflated averages starting to take more wickets.

    Sayers took one wicket for the match and had Ludeman keeping up to him. His figures had been inflated by the pitches last year.

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