Victoria v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Alice Springs, 1st day March 15, 2016

Tremain's four pins NSW down

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New South Wales 8 for 262 (Patterson 82, Carters 69, Tremain 4-47) v Victoria

Victoria did well under tranquil skies in Alice Springs © Getty Images

Chris Tremain's four wickets helped Victoria restrict New South Wales to 8 for 262 after day one of the Sheffield Shield match at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

The Bushrangers are fighting to preserve a narrow lead at the top of the points table and thus ensure the competition final is also played in the Red Centre.

Tremain and the left-arm spinner Jon Holland (2 for 72) were among the wickets, both sides choosing twin spin on a slow surface. The Blues have named Arjun Nair alongside Nathan Lyon, while Holland joined Fawad Ahmed for the Bushrangers.

Victoria had looked capable of bowling the Blues out cheaply when Ben Rohrer was fourth man out for the visitors with only 69 runs on the board, but a 110-run stand between Kurtis Patterson and Ryan Carters allowed NSW to gain a foothold.

Patterson's assured 82 off 174 balls maintained a strong recent run of scoring since the Big Bash League break, though he would have been disappointed to fall to Holland's left-arm spin when within sight of a hundred.

Carters also added a useful 69, and NSW will hope for some tail-end resistance from Nair and Lyon when play resumes.

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  • Steve on March 16, 2016, 1:34 GMT

    Gazza! Bit dark about not being part of the action in India? Would have been a treat to see this knock today

  • brad on March 15, 2016, 23:40 GMT

    @Jono Makim Of course Nair can bat has scored grade hundreds batting at 3/4. But then again he does come from a weak club in Hawkesbury

  • kieran on March 15, 2016, 11:50 GMT

    Great to see Patterson enjoying a run of form, hopefully it's an upward moving trend and he continues to deliver on his early promise. Nice to see Carters back in the runs, and wearing the gloves too, after an extended lean patch.

  •   Jono Makim on March 15, 2016, 9:36 GMT

    Interested to see how Nair goes here, the lad can obviously hold a bat. More important runs for Patterson, like Head he is getting the job done when most needed.

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