Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Champions Queensland closes in on innings points
Published: Monday, November 5, 2001, 20:50 [IST]
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Brisbane: Champions Queensland was just 38 runs from first innings points after only the opening day of its Sheffield Shield cricket match with New South Wales at the Gabba here on Sunday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]In reply to the NSW total of 146, Queensland was 109 for four when the umpires called a halt after 82 of the scheduled 96 overs were bowled. Clinton Perren (37 not out) was unbeaten at stumps after surviving a testing stint from the Blues, who reduced Queensland to 90 for four when One-day International Andrew Symonds was run out for 23.Stuart Clark (3 for 31) claimed every wicket to fall to the Blues' bowlers, removing Jimmy Maher (10), Jerry Cassell (12) and Martin Love (12). Earlier, Michael Kasprowicz took 5 for 44 and medium-pacer Symonds 3 for 30 as Queensland ran through the NSW batting order.In Adelaide, South Australia's youngest player Paul Rofe got his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket as Western Australia was dismissed for 227 on day one of its match at Adelaide Oval.The 20-year-old former Australian under-19 team member bowled 23 tight overs, including 11 maidens, for figures of 5 for 30, the best of his eight-match first-class career.Brad Hogg was WA's top-scorer with a dogged innings of 56 not out from 146 balls.South Australia was six for no loss at stumps after three overs.
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