Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Gabba, 1st day March 15, 2016

Hogan stars in his farewell match for WA

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Western Australia 2 for 66 (Marsh 16*, Voges 16*) trail Queensland 147 (Steketee 32, Hogan 4-29, Richardson 3-25) by 81 runs

File photo: Michael Hogan, playing his final match for Western Australia, played a starring role © Getty Images

Queensland made an ordinary start to their bid for a Sheffield Shield final place by being bowled out cheaply by Western Australia on day one at the Gabba.

The Bulls are currently second behind Victoria on a tightly packed competition table, and may have allowed their destiny to slip out of their hands in being dismissed for 147 after being sent in by the Warriors.

Michael Hogan claimed four wickets for WA in his final match for the state, and was well supported by the teenager Jhye Richardson, who picked up three of his own. Hogan's return was typical of his career, probing around off stump and finding the outside edge of the bat with subtle movement.

Having placed themselves under pressure through an indifferent batting display, the Bulls were given early hope with the ball when Cameron Bancroft and Marcus Harris fell to Jack Wildermuth.

However, the international pair of Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges steadied the Warriors, and will hope for more runs on the second morning.

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  • Peter on March 15, 2016, 11:32 GMT

    A true warrior and could have gone on the higher things - lesser players have.

  •   Jono Makim on March 15, 2016, 10:13 GMT

    @B_t_b_a. Then there is Moody and Mackin. Moody may have been dropped but I'm assuming Mackin is injured too, he had a pretty good start to the season.

  • Terry on March 15, 2016, 10:02 GMT

    I am presuming Paris is injured as is Behrendorf. Coulter-Nile, M Marsh & Tye are all in India of course. Good to see the Aust u19 international Jhye Richardson get a go and some wickets.

  •   Jono Makim on March 15, 2016, 9:31 GMT

    Not ideal for the Bulls! I can't believe the amount of quicks WA has churned through this summer, Hogan aside this bowling attack is unrecognisible from the start of the season and I don't know if any of them have been dropped because of poor form? Hope Hogan is going to continue with county cricket, good bowler and wish him well.

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