Day 2 Wrap
New South Wales took on East Asia Pacific looking to maintain their position at the top of the ladder in the early stage of the tournament. They batted first reaching 8/102 from their overs with Moran hitting 32 and Hiri taking 2/16 (4). In reply EAP had trouble getting going with the NSW bowlers right on their game with Suidgeest 3/12 and Keen 2/9 taking over the innings to restrict EAP to 67.
South Australia were defeated by a strong Queensland lineup with some strong batting performances coming from both sides. SA batted first, reaching 9/113 on the back of a 50 by Peter Wilson who was run out soon after bringing up his milestone, Winton taking 3/16. In reply an outstanding effort by Mitchell English who hit 83 off 36 balls, including 11 fours and 5 sixes to get QLD over the line, finishing on 1/115 to get the win.
Western Australia played Victoria with both teams needing a win to keep their final hopes alive. WA batted first making 6/109, Buchanan making 35 to maintain his consistent start to the tournament. Victoria started well in reply with McCann making a strong 38 however the bowling of WA restricted them to 8/103 with Hutchison finishing with 3/15 to get WA across the line.
Victoria faced Queensland in the afternoon chasing their first win of the T20 competition. Victoria batted first and some smart batting by McCann (62) who followed up his earlier form and Stockdale (48) allowed them to each 5/157, Winton finishing with 2/22. QLD in reply started well with captain James Spargo leading by example, scoring 71* not out off 46 balls to lead his team to 6/158 and the win
South Australia sent in New South Wales who batted well to get to 5/166 with Ziebell (56) and Keen (49) the pick of the batsmen. In reply, South Australia struggled to get momentum and due to some outstanding bowling from Suidgeest who finished with 4/14, with NSW bowling SA out for 96 to secure their spot at the top of the table.
Western Australia played East Asia Pacific in a low scoring affair. WA batted first in tough conditions with high winds, reaching 9/83 off their 20 overs, Hiri finishing with 3/11. EAP in reply were able to maintain their scoring and get the total, finishing 5/84 with Rushmore the pick of the bowlers for WA with 2/17.
LEADING RUN SCORERS
LEADING WICKET TAKERS
LEADING CATCHES (Fielders)
LEADING STUMPINGS AND CATCHES (WICKET KEEPERS)