South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Adelaide February 3, 2016

Renshaw ton stamps Queensland dominance

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Queensland 5 for 357 (Renshaw 146, Heazlett 75) v South Australia
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Matt Renshaw struck his second first-class century on the trot and both have been big - 170 v NSW followed by 146 v SA © Getty Images

A match-shaping 146 by the talented teenager Matt Renshaw put Queensland in a strong position over South Australia after day one of the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval.

In a fixture that features two members of the Australian Test squad for New Zealand in Joe Burns and Chadd Sayers, neither man was able to have a major impact on proceedings. Burns reached 35 in partnership with 19-year old Renshaw before he was bowled by the left-arm spin of Tom Andrews. Further partnerships ensued between Renshaw and Chris Lynn, then Sam Heazlett capitalised on the platform he was given by spanking 75 from a mere 83 deliveries.

Renshaw himself as many as seven sixes in his second consecutive first-class hundred, having compiled 170 for the Bulls against New South Wales at Mackay before the Big Bash League break. He was ultimately dismissed by Joe Mennie with the second new ball, edging through to wicketkeeper Tim Ludeman.

Sayers, meanwhile, was taken for 76 runs from his 22 overs for the sole consolation of Lynn's wicket. Mennie and Andrews claimed two wickets apiece.

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  • dwblurb on February 4, 2016, 6:43 GMT

    Hopefully Renshaw, having been born in England, can find himself a county contract to broaden his experience. Shouldn't be any lack of takers given he would be able to play as a local.

  • siltbreeze on February 3, 2016, 23:13 GMT

    I see Renshaw was born in Middlesbrough. Can we claim him for England? We could do with a Test opener.

  • leeham_69 on February 3, 2016, 22:02 GMT

    "Renshaw himself as many as seven sixes in his second consecutive first-class hundred, having compiled 170 for the Bulls against New South Wales at Mackay before the Big Bash League break."

    Not only is it missing a word, but talk about over writing - 'as many as seven sixes'? You mean seven sixes. He hit seven sixes.

  • Avman119 on February 3, 2016, 11:22 GMT

    @jono, damn right. the stocks seemed so bare only a few years ago. great young batting talent coming through

  •   Jono Makim on February 3, 2016, 8:50 GMT

    The Bulls look like they've unearthed some real treasures in Renshaw and Heazlett this year. Keen to see how Swepson goes too and then there is Stanlake. Things are looking rosy at last.

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