QAS Scores & Results

Futures League

Game - Opposition, Date, Venue




Game 1 - QAS v Tasmania
Allan Border Field
17-20 September 2012

Tas 398 & 9-278 (dec) d
QAS 4-361 (dec) and 278

Lost Outright by 36 runs

Tas 6

Snapshot: The QAS suffered a 36-run loss to Tasmania in the opening game of the Toyota Future's League four-day season at Allan Border despite some final day batting heroics from skipper and ex-Test off-spinner Nathan Hauritz. Set 315 off 81 overs to win in the final innings, the home side were 7-158 before Hauritz (76no off 65 balls, three sixes and six fours) and 'keeper James Peirson (59 off 86) at least gave them a sniff late. But in the end the chase proved just too much after the Tasmanians had held the upper hand for much of an entertaining and hard-fought contest. Alex Doolan (134) and Queenslander Ben Dunk (57) led the way as the southerners scored 398 in their first innings against an attack which included Hauritz, Ben Cutting and Alister McDermott. Cutting (3-71) and McDermott (3-44) shared the spoils with Scott Walter (2-79) before the QAS made 4-361 (dec) in reply. Anchorman Corey Barsby (100) and the dashing Alex Kemp (82) put on 161 for the first wicket, while Nick Stevens (77no) and Jason Floros (68no) were in full flight before the Hauritz declaration at lunch on day three. Evan Gulbis (109no) held the Tasmanian second innings of 9-278 (dec) together, allowing the visitors to set the QAS what proved to be an insurmountable task as Hauritz (3-79) and McDermott (2-50) led the second innings QAS attack. 


Game 2 - QAS v WA
Richardson Park, South Perth
29 October - 1 November 2012

WA 192 & 5-296 d
QAS 350 & 137

Lost Outright by 5 wickets

WA 6

Snapshot: The QAS were left to rue a second innings batting collapse as they were beaten by WA by five wickets in their Toyota Futures League match at Richardson Park in Perth. Having led by 158 on the first innings after a magnificent century from Dom Michael, the QAS were dismissed for just 137 in their second innings. WA were still left to chase 296 but all-rounder Hilton Cartwright completed a fine double to ensure the home side took the points. Batting first, the QAS made 350 after Michael (104 from 225 balls, 11 fours, two sixes) and Chris Lynn (83 from 154 balls, 12 fours, three sixes) shared a 146-run stand for the fourth wicket. Former WA batsman Luke Pomersbach scored just seven in his first outing in Queensland colors as 21-year-old Cartwright led the home bowling with 5-68. WA made 192 in reply, with virtually all their runs coming from the experienced Travis Birt (79) and Cartwright (74 off 87, 13 fours) as they put on 125 for the sixth wicket. Ronan McDonald (4-46) led the QAS bowling with early destroy Scott Walter (3-20) and captain Matthew Gale (2-45). Jason Floros (53no) was the only batsmen to offer lasting resistance in the QAS second innings. Pomersbach (27) and Lynn (15) were the only other batsmen to reach double-figures as the experienced Ryan Duffield (4-33), Andrew Rule (3-20) and Cartwright (2-10) dismissed the visitors in 50.1 overs. The QAS were in with a chance when the home side slumped to 4-111 and 5-177, ex-Valley first-grader John Rogers (57), 'keeper Cameron Bancroft (67no) and Cartwright (84no off 93 balls, 13 fours, two sixes) saw WA to the victory target. Gale was the pick of the bowlers with 1-33 from 18 overs.


Game 3 - QAS v NSW
Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney
28-31 January 2013

QAS 183 & 6-233
d NSW 164 & 248

Won Outright by 4 wickets


Snapshot: The QAS jumped from 6th to 3rd on the Toyota Futures League ladder when they posted their first win of the 2012-13 season at Blacktown International Sports Park. Alex Kemp and Jason Floros produced a sterling final day batting effort to see the QAS home after rain had washed out day one and the first session on day two. In the end, the QAS won a gripping contest after being set 230 off 93 overs in the final innings. Kemp (69 off 136, 12 fours) and Floros (65no off 94, seven fours, one six) were the mainstays of the QAS second innings, which also included useful knocks from Dom Michael (33 off 73) and Michael Neser (41 off 57). The QAS won with 26.2 overs to spare when they finished at 6-233 off 66.4 overs after capturing the last five wickets of the NSW second innings for 41 earlier in the day. Cam Boyce claimed three of them, bowling unchanged from one end on the final morning to finish with 4-67 from 25 overs. The win meant that for just the second time since 2005 Queensland secured the Syd Gregory Cup, the long-time symbol of superiority between the two states at Colts, 2nd XI and Futures League level. QAS captain Matthew Gale sent NSW in after winning a belated toss on day two. Only NSW batting trump Nic Maddinson (44 off 46) and Harry Evans (61 off 91) offered lasting resistance as QAS youngsters Ronan McDonald (4-26 off 12 overs) and Billy Stanlake (3-51 off 10.2) took the bowling honors with the steady Neser (2-40 off 10). QAS were 3-64 in reply at stumps on day two, and eventually took first innings points thanks chiefly to Floros (39 off 71) and James Peirson (22no off 47), and some late order help from Gale (18 off 26) and Boyce (16 off 38). Sean Abbott (4-55) was the pick of the NSW bowlers with first-gamer Nic Bills (3-25). Evans completed a fine double when he top-scored in the NSW second innings with 79 off 113 (10 fours, two sixes), while Abbott (42 off 101) also helped ensure the home side had a defendable total. McDonald, a late inclusion for Ryan Harris, returned 3-26 from 25.2 overs to complete a fine match and Gale picked up 2-51 from 19. The QAS run chase hung in the balance for much of the final day after a 68-run second wicket stand between Kemp and Michael gave the visitors the early momentum, but at 5-141 it was 'game on'. Floros and Neser put on 86 for the sixth wicket to ensure the Queenslanders went home with the points after Floros had clubbed Manjoy Singh for six over mid-on to end the match. Interestingly, the match featured the use of Duke cricket balls instead of the usual Kookaburras and they swung late throughout much of each innings. Batsmen on both sides played and missed often and had to work hard for every run.

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Game 4 - QAS v ACT
Allan Border Field
25-28 February 2013

QAS 7-222 dec (45.1) d
ACT Comets 143 (27.4)

Won on 1st Innings

Snapshot: Wade Townsend sent a powerful reminder to the XXXX GOLD Queensland selectors with a standout century in the QAS's rain-shortened final clash of the Toyota Futures League season at Allan Border Field. Townsend made 100no on day four of a match which didn't start until 3pm on day three due to Brisbane's big wet. It was the standout batting performance of a match which ultimately saw the QAS take first innings points to deny the Comets the title. When finally play started at 3.30pm on the Wednesday QAS captain Dom Michael won the toss and gleefully chose to bowl first. The Comets were bundled out for 143 in 27.4 overs as emerging 20-year-old quick Ronan McDonald led the way with 4-31 from 8.4 overs after Wade Johnston (2-36 off 5 overs) made a double early breakthrough. Nick Fitzpatrick picked up 3-44 from 10 overs. At one stage the Comets lost 5-0, crashing from 2-47 to 7-47, before No.8 Shane Devoy (43no off 34 balls, four fours, three sixes) and No.9 Ben Oakley (47 off 26, six fours, two sixes) added 73 for the eighth wicket. Opener Matthew Gawthrop (31 off 37, six fours) was the only other batsman to reach double figures. If a full day's play was possible on day four it wasn't out of the question that the QAS to take outright points and snatch the title, but when the start was delayed until midday it was all about first innings points. When the scoreboard showed 6-102 even first innings points were no certainty, but Townsend and 'keeper Jimmy Peirson (38 off 33) added 100 for the seventh wicket to ensure that the QAS at least took something out of the game. Townsend mixed defence with aggression under the difficult conditions in an excellent knock in which he took his 100 from 138 balls, with 13 fours and one six. Nathan Rabnott (33 off 30) was the other QAS batsman to get a start, while Josh Bennett (4-35) was the pick of the ACT bowlers. If the Comets had grabbed even first innings points they could have snatched the title from NSW, but as it turned out NSW finished on top of the ladder courtesy of their superior net run-rate. The QAS finished fourth.

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