What a thriller in the end, coming down to the last over despite a very low scoring game. Noffke was outstanding with bat and ball, steadying the innings with a top score for WA of 43. McDermott, Laughlin and Cutting were all great with the ball for Qld Carseldine got the first 50 for the new season but it wasn't enough as Noffke had the last laugh against his old side, taking Man of the Match honours in the process. That's it from me, Andrew Fuss. Until next time, good night.

49.3
2
Simpson to Knowles, 2 runs, puts it over square leg for the winning runs, they finally get across the line!
49.2
0
Simpson to Knowles, no run, pushed to mid wicket, Dorey takes off and should have been run out as Simpson fumbles at the bowler's end. The drama continues!

Just a bit of pressure on the number 10 here. Field is up

49.1
1
Simpson to Dorey, 1 run, tries to finish it in one hit, punches it down the ground to long on, bouncing five metres short

END OF OVER:
49 | (wicket maiden) | WA: 159/8 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 3.24, RRR: 3.00)

  • BA Knowles0 (5b)
  • BR Dorey14 (38b)
  • B Laughlin10-1-33-3

So it all comes down to this, 3 required off one Simpson over, with 2 wickets in hand. What a way to start the new season!

48.6
0
Laughlin to Knowles, no run, and again beats the outside edge, very unlucky not to have a fourth there, the end of a great spell
48.5
0
Laughlin to Knowles, no run, ooh, so close! Full outside off, angling away and just beating the outside edge
48.4
0
Laughlin to Knowles, no run, nice bouncer, ducked under easily
48.3
0
Laughlin to Knowles, no run, length on off, nips back in and cramps him up, squirting off the pad to slip

West Aust 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21SE MarshWM Robinson
2nd29MJ NorthWM Robinson
3rd5AC VogesWM Robinson
4th6DC BandyWM Robinson
5th1WM RobinsonTP Doropoulos
6th21L RonchiTP Doropoulos
7th27AA NoffkeTP Doropoulos
8th49AA NoffkeBR Dorey
9th3BA KnowlesBR Dorey