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Ryobi One-Day Cup
& Other One-Day Games

Scores & Results
2012-13

Rd - Opposition, Date, Venue

Result Scores Points
Rd 1 - Queensland v Victoria
Gabba, Sunday, 7 October, 2012 (D/N)

Vic won by 190 runs (DBP)

Vic 2-379 (50) d
Qld 189 (38.1)

Vic 6
Qld 0

Snapshot: It was a miserable beginning to the 2012-13 Ryobi Cup campaign for the XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls. Victorian batsman Aaron Finch and Rob Quiney turned on an extraordinary display of power hitting to sentence them to their darkest moment in one-day domestic cricket history. The Bulls conceded a double bonus point after Finch (154 off 141 balls, 14 fours, five sixes) and Quiney (119 off 111 balls, 10 fours, three sixes) targeted the short boundary to outstanding effect to steer the visitors to 2-379 off 50 overs. In reply Queensland were rolled for 189 off 38.1 overs to lose by 190 runs. It was the Bulls' biggest loss in domestic one-day history, and their fifth one-day loss in a row after they closed out the 2011-12 season with four losses in a row. Batting first on the flattest of wickets, Acting captain Finch posted the highest score by a Victorian in the one-day game as he joined Quiney in a 226-run partnership for the first wicket. Not even the departure of the power-hitting openers stemmed the tidal wave of runs as Chris Rogers (64no off 37 balls, four fours, one six) and Will Sheridan (28no off 12 balls, three sixes) continued the assault. In total the Victorians scored 200 runs in boundaries 32 fours and 12 sixes. Bulls quick Ben Cutting, coming off a blistering century with the bat in the Sheffield Shield game against South Australia five days earlier, posted another 'ton' this time with the ball. He was the home side's only wicket-taker but finished with 2-101 from 12 overs. Nathan Hauritz was the only bowler to concede fewer than seven runs an over, returning 3-49 from 13 overs in his first appearance for his home state after returning from a stint in NSW. Queensland were never in the hunt in reply, especially after Usman Khawaja (4) and Peter Forrest (0) went cheaply. Joe Burns, opening the innings, made a neat 50 off 55 balls his second half-century in his fourth one-day game. And Chris Hartley, playing his first one-day game since 2009-10, finished 36no off 48 balls.

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Rd 2 - Queensland v South Australia
Adelaide Oval, Sunday, 21 October, 2012

SA won by 9 wickets (BP)

SA 1-192 (36.1)
d Qld 189 (48.5)

SA 5
Qld 0

Snapshot: The XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls crashed to their second big Ryobi Cup loss in a row when beaten by nine wickets by the SA Redbacks in Adelaide. The match was basically determined in the first innings when rising seamer Kane Richardson claimed the third-best one-day bowling figures ever for SA of 6-48 to rout the Queenslanders for 189. SA openers Michael Klinger (72 off 83, eight fours, one six) and Phil Hughes (95no off 103, nine fours two sixes) then did it easily enough to ensure the home side took away an important bonus point when they reached the total at 1-192 with 83 balls to spare. Queensland were sent in by SA's new South African captain Johan Botha and were doing it comfortably enough at 1-89 in the 25th over thanks to openers Usman Khawaja (57 off 69,  eight fours, one six) and Chris Hartley (24 off 55) and No.3 Joe Burns (51 off 83). But they were all out precisely 100 runs later in the 49th over. Only No.9 Brad Ipson offered any sort of support to the impressive Burns, who was ninth man out after doing his best to avert the collapse. Ipson, who survived twice via a umpire referral after originally being given out, posted a career-best 33 off 47 balls to join Burns in a 57-run stand for the eighth wicket a Queensland record against SA. Richardson was the destroyer. He claimed the first five wickets to fall, including four wickets in eight balls and one stage and three wickets in the 26th over, when he sent back Peter Forrest, Chris Lynn and Nathan Reardon. He finished with 6-48 off 11 overs. James Hopes was the only wicket-taker for the visitors with 1-20 off five overs, while spinners Ipson (0-48 off 10.1) and Nathan Hauritz (0-50 off 11) were at least reasonably economical. The loss left Queensland without a one-day win in Adelaide since 2005, having lost six games in a row in the SA capital.

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Rd 3 - Queensland v Tasmania
Hobart, Wednesday, 14 November, 2012

Qld won by 5 wickets

Qld 5-278 (49.5)
d Tas 275 (50)

Qld 4
Tas 0

Snapshot: The XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls snapped a six-match Ryobi Cup losing streak when Nathan Reardon and Usman Khawaja masterminded a last-gasp win over the Tasmanian Tigers in Hobart on the second-last ball of the match at Bellerive Oval. Reardon smashed 71no off 54 balls (eight fours, three sixes) to pilot the Bulls to 5-278 off 49.5 overs in reply to Tasmania's 275. Reardon and Jason Floros (11no) needed 40 off the last 33 balls when they came together in the 45th over, with Floros edging Tasmanian off-spinner Jason Krejza through the vacant slips area for four from the penultimate delivery to claim victory. The game effectively swung on the 46th over, when Reardon hit James Faulkner for two massive sixes and survived a dropped catch to Jackson Bird at mid-off. Earlier, Tasmanian captain George Bailey was the backbone of his side's innings, rescuing them from a shaky 2-8 off the first 19 balls after he had won the toss. Bailey made 102 off 124 balls, with 10 fours and two sixes, receiving useful support from Alex Doolan (48 off 68) and Jonathan Wells (41 off 46). Faulkner slammed 30 off 16 late in the innings, turning a mediocre total into a competitive total when he slammed three sixes in a 23-run 49th over from Ben Cutting. Alister McDermott (3-65 off 13) and Nathan Hauritz (3-53 off 11) took the figures for Queensland, while Scott Walter, in his first one-day game for Queensland in two years, returned 2-52 from eight overs. Openers Khawaja (78 off 91, six fours) and Chris Hartley (44 off 59, four fours) added 116 runs for the first wicket to get the Queensland chase away nicely. Joe Burns (39 off 49 run out) and Chris Lynn (24 off 24) maintained the necessary rate, before Reardon got his side home in a clutch finish. The Queensland innings was also notable for a surprise LBW decision against Peter Forrest, who was given out LBW to Faulkner by third umpire Paul Wilson after the on field umpire had ruled against the Tasmanian bowlers. Faulkner (2-78 off 11 overs) was the main wicket-taker for Tasmania, while Xavier Doherty (0-46 off 10) and Bird (0-50 off 13) were the most economical of the home attack. Queensland's first win of the season came after they'd claimed an astonishing Sheffield Shield win in five sessions of cricket earlier in the week and got them off the bottom of the Ryobi Cup ladder. They joined Tasmania, WA and NSW on four points behind early pace-setters Victoria (15) and SA (10).

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Rd 4 - Queensland v New South Wales
Gabba, Wednesday, 21 November, 2012

Qld won by 112 runs (BP)

Qld 8-254 (50) d NSW 142 (36.5)

Qld 5
NSW 0

Snapshot: Forgotten paceman Matthew Gale made a stunning return to the XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls line-up as they posted a critical bonus point win over the NSW Blues at the Gabba. Gale took Man of the Match honors in his first outing of the summer as the Bulls dismissed the visitors for 142 inside 37 overs after making a competitive but inconclusive 8-254. It was Queensland's second one-day win in a row and saw them jump from the bottom of the Ryobi Cup ladder to third. Batting first, the Bulls fought hard on a two-missed Gabba strip against a ball that swung appreciably at times. Their cause was helped by the fact that the NSW quicks, struggling to control the swing early in the innings, bowled 26 wides in a tally of 29 sundries. Left-handed openers Usman Khawaja (33 off 47) and Chris Hartley (50 off 79) added 64 for the first wicket before Peter Forrest (62 off 96) showed signs of a return to top form with his first half-century of the summer at interstate level. Chris Lynn was slow early before being struck an excruciating blow in the groin that later saw him sent to hospital for precautionary scans. He took out his discomfort on the NSW bowlers late in his innings, slamming 33 off 13 balls, with four sixes), to finish with 39 off 28. Nathan Hauritz rounded out the innings when he belted two sixes in taking 17 off the final over from Steven O'Keefe, who took for the figures for NSW with 3-65 off 13 overs. NSW started comfortably enough via Brad Haddin (31 off 58), Scott Henry (20 off 30) and Nic Maddinson (18 off 16), but from 2-80 they lost 7-62. Alister McDermott (3-26 off 10.5) and Cam Gannon (2-36 off nine) led the Bulls attack in magnificent fashion, bowling a good length and moving it beautifully off the pitch. Ben Cutting (1-20 off eight) also did a fine job but Gale was the talking point of the night. After conceding 22 runs in his first two overs he switched ends to destroy the NSW middle order, removing Haddin, Moises Henriques and Ben Rohrer before running out Peter Nevill in his follow-through.  Had Doug Bollinger and Josh Hazelwood not added 20 for the last wicket NSW would have conceded a double bonus point.

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Rd 5 - Queensland v NSW
Canberra, Sunday, 2 December, 2012

Qld won by 30 runs

Qld 6-292 (50) d NSW 262 (47.2)

Qld 4
NSW 0

Snapshot: The XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls reached the midpoint of the Ryobi Cup with their finals hopes still alive after a 30-run win over the NSW Blues at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Openers Chris Hartley and Khawaja set up the victory with a 154-run stand in 29.5 overs before paceman Cameron Gannon iced it with a career-best five-wicket haul. The Bulls' third win on the trot came after NSW captain Steven O'Keefe had sent the visitors in and was a triumph for acting coach Wade Seccombe, who stood in for Darren Lehmann to allow him to attend a David Hookes Testimonial 'Backyard Bash' in Adelaide. The in-form Khawaja posted a superb 85 off 102 balls (10 fours) after he was run out following a collision with the bowler, while Hartley made 87 off 109 balls (six fours). A mid-innings collapse in which they lost 3-0 and 4-4 left the Bulls at 5-225 in the 43rd over before Joe Burns (32 off 25, four fours) and Peter Forrest (23no off 18 balls, two fours) saw them to a most competitive total. Moises Henriques (3-67 from 13 overs) was the pick of the NSW bowlers. The Blues looked destined for a bonus point loss early as only Scott Henry (65 off 74, seven fours, one six) stood up among the top order, but a sweet-swinging Ben Roher (80 off 60, 10 fours) joined tailender Josh Lalor (26 off 25) in an 81-run stand for the eighth wicket. Gannon was superb with the ball, claiming 5-38 off 11.2 overs in the best one-day bowling performance for Queensland since Ben Laughlin captured 6-23 against NSW in Cairns in 2008-09. He joined a bunch of players to have claimed a one-day 'five-for' behind four players who done better Carl Rackemann (7-34), Jeff Thomson (6-18), Laughlin and Scott Williams (6-54). Queensland now sit third on the Ryobi Cup ladder with 13 points from five games, behind SA (18 from 5) and Victoria (19 from 6). Khawaja's find hand saw him rank third in Ryobi Cup run-scoring with 257 at 51.4, while Hartley, who also pulled in a blinder among three catches, sits just behind him with 241 at 60.25.

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Rd 6 - Queensland v Tasmania
Gabba, Sunday, 27 January, 2013

Washout - No Result

N/A

Qld 2
Tas 2

Snapshot: The resumption of the Ryobi Cup after the KFC Big Bash League had to be postponed when the scheduled clash between the third-placed XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls and the fourth-placed Tasmanian Tigers was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The Gabba was awash as south-east Queensland was inundated by heavy rain, strong winds and floods.

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Rd 7 - Queensland v Western Australia
Gabba, Saturday, 2 February, 2013

Lost by 110 runs

WA 4-308 (50) d Qld 198 (43.4)

WA 5
Qld 0

Snapshot: Any chance of the XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls hosting the Ryobi Cup final were dashed via a stunning 229-run partnership between WA Warriors pair Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges in the Gabba. This pair steered the Warriors to a commanding 50-over total of 4-308, and in reply the Bulls were dismissed for 198 in the 44th over. WA's 110-run win made it two bonus point wins in four days after they blitzed NSW by 111 runs in Sydney three days earlier. It was a result that left the Bulls third on the Cup ladder and needing a miracle to qualify for the final, and a capped a miserable day for the home side. They'd lost strike power Luke Feldman and batting tyro Chris Lynn to injury before the start after leading run-scorer Usman Khawaja had been called up to the Australian ODI side.  It was a game that turned completely on the Marsh-Voges partnership. The Warriors, batting first after winning the toss, were in strife at 2-16 in the ninth over but this pair held court until the 45th over when Voges fell for a career-best 112 off 116 balls, with 11 fours. Man of the Match Marsh, terribly slow early, with 14 off his 55 balls, blitzed the Bulls bowlers in the back end of the innings to finish with 155no off 147 balls. He hit three consecutive sixes off Alister McDermott in the 49th over and finished with a total of six maximums and 12 fours. It was the highest score in the Ryobi Cup to this point of the season after Victoria's Aaron Finch blasted 154 off 141 against Queensland at the Gabba in the season opener. Matthew Gale was the pick of the Queensland bowlers with 3-50 from 11 overs. In reply, the Bulls lost Chris Hartley and John Burns to early ducks and were never in the hunt. Brett Moller, playing his first game for Queensland in more than three years, managed 39 off 59 at the top of the order and Peter Forrest 40 off 67 in the middle order, before Nathan Reardon top-scored with a lusty 59 off 50 (three fours, four sixes). Wickets were split for the Warriors between Jason Behrendorff (3-39 off 12), Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-48 off 10) and Ashton Agar (3-51 off 10.4). So, in the equation necessary for the Bulls to make the finals, they were going to need second-placed SA to beat ladder leaders Victoria a week later, and then would have to beat Victoria themselves in their last game.

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Rd 8 - Queensland v Victoria
MCG, Saturday, 16 February, 2013

Won by 6 wickets

Qld 4-243 (47.4) d Vic 8-242 (50)

Qld 4
Vic 0

Snapshot: The XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls put one foot in the door of the Ryobi Cup final when they beat the Victorian Bushrangers by six wickets in the final round of the domestic one-day season at the MCG. And when NSW beat South Australia the following day and then Tasmania denied Western Australia the bonus point win they needed three days later it was enough to ensure the Bulls would meet Victoria for the one-day title. A disciplined Bulls bowling performance led by Matthew Gale and a measured run chase headed by Chris Hartley, Luke Pomersbach and Man of the Match Nathan Reardon ensured the Queenslanders would go into the final against the Victoria full of confidence. They got over the line with six wickets and 14 balls to spare when they posted 4-243 in reply to the Bushrangers 8-242 on a hot Melbourne day. Batting first after winning the toss, the home side face an attack bolstered by the return of ex-Test quick Ryan Harris following a six-month layoff with shoulder problems. He was in fine early touch, starting with two maidens and finishing his first spell with figures of 4-2-6-1, having dismissed the dangerous Rob Quiney with one that seamed away from the left-hander. Chris Rogers (60 off 82) and Michael Hill (88 off 104) put on 125 for the second wicket to resurrect the Victorian innings, but this was the only substantial partnership. Harris, who admitted later he was short on match fitness after a limited bowling preparation, cramped badly late in the day and could bowl only seven overs, finishing with 1-30. Hopes returned an economical 1-39 from 13 overs, but Gale was the hero with a career-best 5-67 from 11 overs, capturing the last five wickets to fall. Peter Forrest took three catches for Queensland, finishing the Victorian innings with a spectacular effort on the boundary rope in which he tossed the ball back into play as he stepped over the rope and then jumped back into the field of play before catching it again. The start of the Queensland innings was a replica to that of the Victorian innings as they lost Greg Moller (14) early before Pomersbach (51 off 79) and a resolute Hartley (74 off 115) added 116 for the second wicket. The difference was the middle-order batting, where Reardon and debutant Dom Michael did what the home side's equivalents could not do. Reardon blasted 52no off 45 balls, while Michael finished 30no off 20 balls. Will Sheridan (2-42 off 8 overs) and Fawed Ahmed (2-65 off 12) were the wicket-takers for the Bushrangers, while Clive Rose (0-20 off 6) and Dave Hussey (0-20 off 4.4) did their best to contain the Queenslanders. So, Queensland jumped to second spot on the ladder, one point ahead of SA. They would have been tempted to send a carton of XXXX GOLD to Brad Haddin after he blazed a brilliant century to steer NSW to Victoria over SA, and likewise Ricky Ponting, as he made a fine 95 run out to help set up Tasmania's win over WA which knocked them out of finals contention. So, at the end of the regular season, the ladder showed Victoria (23) on top from Queensland (19), SA (18), NSW (17), Tasmania (15) and WA (14). Hartley finished 5th on the Ryobi Cup run-scoring list with 315 at 52.50, behind only Victoria's Aaron Finch (497) and Dave Hussey (350), and SA's Michael Klinger (341) and Phil Hughes (323). Matthew Gale was Queensland's leading wicket-taker with 11 at 15.00 to rank 7th on the victims list behind SA's Kane Richardson (21), WA's Nathan Coulter-Nile (16), Tasmania's James Faulkner (14), NSW's Gurinder Sandhu (14), SA's Johan Botha (13) and Victoria's John Hastings (13). Hartley was equal 3rd in the wicket-keeping dismissals with 11, behind Victoria's Peter Hanscomb and SA's Tim Ludeman (14) and level with NSW's Peter Nevill (11). And Peter Forrest, with six catches was equal second among the fieldsmen behind NSW's NSW Nic Maddinson (7) and level with Victoria's Alex Keath (6) and WA's Shaun Marsh (6)..

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Final - Queensland v Victoria
MCG, Wednesday, 27 February, 2013
Won by 2 runs Qld 9-146 (32)
d Vic 144 (31.4)
Snapshot: Queensland Cricket headquarters was home to all three of Australia's domestic trophies after the XXXX GOLD Bulls pulled off a miraculous victory in the 2012-13 Ryobi Cup final against the Victorian Bushrangers at the MCG. The spirited Bulls, looking down and out several times in a rain-shortened decider, won by two runs with two balls remaining in the last over to claim their ninth one-day title. Ryan Harris took Man of the Match honors after his brilliant spell of 4-26 off 7.1 overs, but the award could just as easily have gone to all-rounder Jason Floros, who made 47 off 32 to give the Bulls something to defend after they'd been dealt a rough hand by Melbourne's fickle weather. But in hindsight the real winning factor was the spirit of an inexperienced Queensland side under coach Darren Lehmann. They simply refused to surrender to the side that had sat on top of the Ryobi Cup ladder all summer. And that despite the absence of Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn and Nathan Hauritz from the final due to injury, and Usman Khawaja in Indian with the Australian Test squad. Queensland were sent in a lively MCG strip under cloudy skies, and, finding it difficult to keep the scoreboard ticking over, were in trouble at 4-68 off 20.1 overs when the rain came at 3.48pm (local time). Play was held up for almost three hours before finally they resumed at 6.30pm, but things didn't get any better for the visitors after umpires ruled the game would be decided over 32 overs. The Bushrangers looked to have it in the bag when the scoreboard showed 8-111 in the 30th over as No.10 Cameron Gannon joined Floros, who had been a late inclusion for just his second game of the season after Hauritz was ruled out with a calf problem. But the Bulls ended up taking 38 off the last three overs, including 18 off the first three balls of the final over bowled by John Hastings when Floros went 6-4-6 before he fell in the search of more runs. The 33-run stand for the ninth wicket between Floros and Gannon was the biggest of the innings before Gannon and Alister McDermott scampered through for two ultimately critical singles off the last two balls. At the top of the order opener Greg Moller (26 off 45) had done a fine job under difficult conditions before Peter Forrest (26 off 43) did likewise after the rain delay. But Floros was the key. The red-headed off-spinner, who was not needed to bowl in the greasy conditions of the Victorian run-chase, clubbed three fours and two sixes. Moller, Forrest and Floros were the only three Queensland batsmen to reach double figures, although 21 extras, including 15 wides, were another important contribution to the meagre total. Clint McKay (2-24 off 8 overs), Darren Pattinson (2-31 off 8), Hastings (2-38 off 8), Will Sheridan (2-30 off 4) and Fawal Ahmed (1-17 off 4) shared the bowling spoils for the home side. Queensland were always going to need early wickets, and got just what they needed when Joe Joe Burns grabbed a scorching catch at short mid-off to send back Rob Quiney in the third over. Aaron Finch followed in the third over before the in-form Michael Hill went in the 11th and David Hussey in the 13th. It was 4-42. The core of the Victorian batting was back in the shed. Game on. Compounding the dramatic situation was light but persistent rain which fell through the last hour of the match. The Victorian innings had to reach 20 overs for a result to be achieved, and the 20-over par score was 4-86. When they reached the critical mark Queensland were 15 runs up, but with Cameron White and Peter Handscomb doing it nicely, the home side pulled level with the required score at 4-105 off 25 overs. Chasing 147 for victory, they needed precisely a run a ball from that mark. But very next ball White (28 off 34) fell to Gannon, ending a 53-run stand that threatened to put the game beyond the Queenslanders reach. Handscomb (42 off 50) remained the big threat, but when he holed out to deep wicket off McDermott the Bushgrangers were 6-113 and needed 34 off 31 with two fresh batsmen at the crease. Advantage Queensland, especially when two balls later Pomersbach took a sharp catch at mid-off to remove Hastings and make it 7-114. The equation got out to 26 off 19 before McKay clubbed the final ball of the 30th over from McDermott for six, and four balls later did likewise to Gannon. At 7-142 off 30.4 Victoria needed five off eight. Even after McDermott bowled Sheridan with the fifth ball of the penultimate over it was still advantage Bushrangers. But Harris, in just his second game back after a six-month layoff with shoulder problems, was magnificent. The home side needed five runs off the last over to win, and four for a tie that would have given the title regardless. With memories of SA's epic title win after a drawn final against Tasmania 12 months earlier flooding back, Victoria took singles off the first two balls. Then Harris, bowling at 150km/hr, produced a brute of a ball that reared off a length and saw McKay edge it high to Hartley. He did well to hit and the diminutive Bulls gloveman even better to catch it as it soared high above his head. Very next ball Harris found an outside edge from Ahmed and Forrest, low at slip, hung on to the greasy ball superbly. Bulls win! They'd taken 3-2 in six balls to turn defeat into victory as the bowling honors were shared between Harris, Hopes (2-31 off 8), McDermott (3-49 off 8) and Gannon (1-33 off 8). Coach Lehmann, who had guided the Bulls to the 2011-12 Sheffield Shield title before taking the Brisbane Heat to the 2012-13 Big Bash crown, charged onto the MCG to share the moment with his ecstatic troops. It was a proud moment for a proud side. The emotion-charged win saw Hopes, playing his fifth domestic one-day final, and Hartley, in his fourth final, join Allan Border, Jimmy Maher, Andy Bichel, Geoff Dymock and Andrew Symonds as three-time winners of the one-day title for Queensland. For Nathan Reardon it was his second win from his second final, but for Moller, Pomersbach, Burns, Forrest, Floros, Harris, McDermott and Gannon it was their first taste of the pressure of a one-day championship decider. It was also Queensland's ninth title, following wins in 1976-81-82-89-96-98-2007-09, and the fourth time they'd played Victoria in a one-day final at the MCG and won.And all that after the Bulls had needed a miracle just to scrape into the final in the last week of the qualifying season.

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RYOBI CUP CHAMPIONS
2012-13

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