Recent Match Report – Queensland vs Victoria 4th Match 2023/24

queensland 501 for 9 (Renshaw 135, Clayton 109, Neser 90) defeated Victoria 253 and 144 (Swepson 5-39) from an innings and 104 runs

queensland spinner Michelle Swepson Victoria suffered two consecutive innings defeats to start the Sheffield Shield season, taking career-best figures of 5 for 39.

Victoria entered the final day at Mackay in a precarious position at 104 for 7 with the Bulls needing 144 to bat again.

Peter Handscomb (43 runs on 147 balls) and todd murphy (40 out of 107) made a promising start to Tuesday’s action, taking the scoreboard to 144 for 7.

But from that point it was a disaster as Victoria lost 3 wickets for 0 in the space of seven balls and lost the match by an innings and 104 runs.

The defeat followed a season-opening loss to Western Australia, when they lost by an innings and 53 runs in Perth.

Handscomb was the first to fall on Tuesday when he pushed fast bowler Jack Wildermuth down the leg side and was caught by wicketkeeper Jimmy Pearson. This was Pearson’s fifth catch of the innings.

Murphy was left cursing himself after getting Swepson straight to mid-on in the next over.

And it was two balls later when Cameron McClure was caught at close range after struggling to deal with a fast-paced Swepson delivery.

queensland opening batsman matt renshaw He was adjudged player of the match for his innings of 135 runs when his team’s first innings was declared at 501 runs for 9 wickets.

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