Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Gabba, 2nd day March 16, 2016

Marsh, Voges steer steady Western Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 8 for 337 (Marsh 74, Cartwright 68*, Nicholas 53*, Voges 52) lead Queensland 147 by 190 runs

File photo: Adam Voges scored another half-century © Getty Images

Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Hilton Cartwright and Josh Nicholas all scored half-centuries as Western Australia crawled along on the second day of their Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland at the Gabba. At stumps on day two, the Warriors were 8 for 337, with Cartwright on 68 and Nicholas on 53, and their lead had gradually grown to 190 runs.

The Warriors had started the morning on 2 for 66 and they proceeded to do their best to bat Queensland out of the match, the Bulls needing to win to claim a place in the Shield final. Voges made 52 from 145 deliveries and Marsh made 74 from 168, as Queensland struggled to string wickets together.

Legspinner Mitch Swepson and fast bowlers Jack Wildermuth and Peter George picked up two wickets each. Queensland had been skittled for 147 in their first innings on day one.

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  • Wayne on March 16, 2016, 14:46 GMT

    @sendthestumpflying Nicholas is supposedly a little fella 5ft 7. He plays for Perth cricket club and has taken a lot of grade wickets for a young bloke. I haven't seen him bowl in the flesh. Jyhe Richardson is also under 6ft & is the fastest teenager in the country. He bowls 140km per hour & batted at 7 for Australian under 19s. He has a very whippy Malinga style action.

  • Tim on March 16, 2016, 10:04 GMT

    What type of bowler is Josh Nicholas? His batting looks solid so far, and his bowling is good too.

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