Queensland were defeated in the morning by a strong EAP by 4 wickets, Lowry scored 43 for QLD getting to 6/124 before Williamsing scored 51 and hit 3 sixes in the process to get the win with an over to spare. Stranger 2/19 (3) and Seng 2/23 (3.5) were the standout bowlers for EAP.
South Australia began a successful day with a win over Victoria, chasing down 105 with ease in the end, O’Dea hitting 53 and Golder 3/10 (3) the pick of the South Australians, Mathieson the best bowler for Victoria with 2/12 (3).
New South Wales batted first against WA, putting on 172 with Price hitting 88 off 62 balls, hitting 8 fours and 2 sixes in the process. WA never got going with NSW bowling them out for 97 off 18 overs with Ford (36) and Buchanan (23) the picks for WA and Engelbrecht (3/18 off 3) and Ziebell (3/5 off 2) the best bowlers for NSW.
Queensland batted first against WA, making 113 with Fitzsimmons making 37 including 3 sixes. Hutchison was the pick of the WA bowlers collecting 4/22 (3). WA then got into a good start with Clarke (20), Buchanan (29) and Whitney (27) all getting starts but it wasn’t enough as they ran out of overs to fall just short, finishing 5/112.
Victoria batted first against NSW with Taylor getting a well-made 30, Victoria making 9/101 needing a strong bowling effort to be competitive, Burkinshaw claiming 2/6 (4). NSW had a series of low scores leading to a very tight finish with Goth standing up under pressure to hit 20 with 2 fours and a six to get the win, finishing 9/105.
South Australia took on East Asia Pacific at Wonthella and batted first and withstood some early loss of wickets to recover to 6/158, Parish (58) and McInerny (41) the pick of the batsmen. EAP responded with some large hitting but consistent loss of wickets denied them of maintaining momentum, finishing 9/132, Nipiko (42) the best for EAP, Hentschke 3/29 and Pengelley 2/22 were the best of the bowlers for SA.
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