History & Statistics

SPECIAL BOWLING
PERFORMANCES FOR
QUEENSLAND

First-Class Matches

Cameron Gannon bowled himself onto the Queensland Bulls Bowling Honour Board with a career-best haul of 6-53 against Tasmania in Hobart in November 2012. The emerging young quick was the second innings match-winner as Queensland banished the home side for 142 after they'd managed just 95 in the first innings. This gave him match figures of 8-80 after he'd taken 2-25 in the first innings. This was a precursor to a fine one-day effort by Gannon in which he also claimed a treasured 'five for' in the one day competition in December 2012. Matthew Gale did likewise at one-day level in February 2013. (one-day details below).

Nathan Hauritz erased an odd statistical misnomer from his proud career when he captured 5-135 in Queensalnd's MCG Shield clash with Victoria in February 2013. It was the fourth five-wicket haul of his first-class career, but his first for Queensland after the previous three were in the colors of Australia (2) and NSW (1). The 31-year-old off-spinner sent down a marathon 54.3 overs to spearhead an inexperienced Bulls attack that was left further undermanned by a serious knee injury which restricted Matthew Gale to eight overs.

Alister McDermott produced one of the best individual bowling performances by a Queenslander all-time in the February Shield Shield match against WA at the Gabba as he almost bowled the Bulls to a miraculous win in February 2012. The 20-year-old redhead captured 7-24 off 10 overs as WA, chasing 68 runs for victory in their second innings, staggered home with one wicket to spare. He finished with figures of 10-3-24-7 - his first five-wicket haul at first-class level. It was the 10th best single innings effort ever for Queensland, the 7th-best in Shield history and the fourth best in Shield history at the Gabba. And it was the best by a bowler aged 21 or younger. Ben Cutting also claimed a five-wicket haul in the same game returning from an extended injury lay-off.

Later, McDermott captured 6-54 in the first innings of Shield final against Tasmania at the Gabba in March 2012. It was McDermott's second five-wicket haul and a brilliant performance from a bowler whose place in the Queensland XI was only confirmed when Cutting was ruled unfit with a groin strain. In the second innings of the same game skipper James Hopes did a magnificent job, collecting 5-51. It was his sixth five-wicket haul for Queensland. And in the final qualifying match of the season, Ryan Harris, in his second game back from injury, picked up a superb 6-58 to help steer the Bulls into the 2012-13 Shield final.

Earlier, Harris had captured a career-best 7-60 in his comeback from injury to get the Queensland Bulls' 2011-12 Shield season off to a flying start in October 2011. Harris' haul gave him nine wickets for the match against Tasmania in Mackay, which was the Bulls' second Shield game of the summer. Ben Cutting collected 5-43 in the second innings of the game against WA at the WACA in November 2011 and Matthew Gale, in just his second first-class match, write himself into the record books with a five-wicket haul against South Australia at Adelaide Oval in November 2011. Cam Boyce collected his second five-wicket 'bag' in the same match, while Steve Magoffin collected his first five-wicket haul for Queensland in the rain-affected clash with NSW at the SCG in March 2012.

James Hopes captured career-best figures of 6-50 as Queensland beat South Australia by 94 runs in the eighth Sheffield Shield match of the 2010-11 season at Adelaide Oval. It was the big-hearted all-rounder's fourth five-wicket haul, and a preview to a similarly outstanding performance against Victoria at the Gabba in the season-closer, when he grabbed 6-89 in the Bushrangers' second innings. In the same match Luke Feldman took a career-best 6-37 to rout the Victoria second innings on route to top spot on the Queensland first-class wicket-taking list for the 2010-11 summer.

Earlier, Chris Swan wrote himself into the record books against the South Australian Redbacks at Allan Border Field. Swan became only the third player in Queensland cricket history to take 13 wickets in a first-class match, emulating the feat of Peter Allan (13-110) against NSW at the SCG in 1968-69 and Ross Duncan against Victoria at the MCG in 1970-71. He picked up 13-144 - 6-69 in the first innings and 7-75 in the second as the home side came from 27 runs behind on the first innings to win by five wickets. Scott Walter opened the 2010-11 first-class season in much the same fashion he opened the 2009-10 season to grab the second five-wicket haul of his first class career. Walter picked up 5-63 in what turned out to be NSW's only innings of a one-season clash at the Gabba.

This came after Walter had got himself onto the Bulls five-wickets-in-an-innings list with a brilliant haul of 6-121 in the opening match of the 2009-10 Sheffiield Shield season. In just his second first-class match, the left-arm seamer bowled the Bulls to first innings points in Perth.And a fortnight later Ben Cutting did likewise. In just his sixth first-class match, the 22-year-old right-arm quick grabbed a second innings haul of 6-37 off 23 overs (10 maidens) for match figures of 8-78 in the Bulls innings win over Tasmania at the Gabba. Cutting picked up his second five-wicket bag against NSW in Sydney in late January 2010, and in the second innings of the same game Luke Feldman bagged his first 'five four' for a match haul of nine wickets. Cutting then made it three for the season with a six-wicket bag against Tasmania in Hobart in February, before James Hopes collected his third five-wicket haul in the Shield match against Victoria at the Gabba later that month.And then, in the penultimate game of the home-and-away season, Chris Swan got got his name on the 'five-wicket' honour board for the first time against South Australia at the Gabba.

Cameron Boyce did likewise when he took 6-181 in the Shield final, becoming the youngest player to take a five-wicket haul in a title decider, eclipsing former NSW quick Wayne Holdsworth by two years. It was also the most wickets in an innings by a spinner in a Shield Final, putting him ahead of the NSW pair of Stuart MacGill (5-10 v Qld in 2002-03 and Greg Matthew 5-31 v Qld in 1989-90). His return was the first five-wicket haul by a Queensland leggie since Bruce Oxenford in 1991-92. He was also the first Queensland spinner to take six wickets in an innings since Trevor Hohns took 6/102 against Queensland at Sydney in 1990-91.

Michael Kasprowicz (31) leads the all-time list of five-wicket hauls for Queensland from Andy Bichel (23), Craig McDermott (22), Jeff Thomson (17), Colin McCool (15), Carl Rackemann (14) and Len Johnson (14).

Five Wickets in a First-Class Innings for Queensland
31 Michael Kasprowicz
23 Andy Bichel
22 Craig McDermott
17 Jeff Thomson
15 Colin McCool
14 Carl Rackemann, Len Johnson 
13 Ashley Noffke
11 Peter Allan
10 Adam Dale, Ron Oxenham
9 Joe Dawes, Trevor Hohns, Dirk Tazelaar 
8 Geoff Dymock, John Maguire 
7 Ross Duncan, Malcolm Francke
6 Tony Dell, Eddie Gilbert, James Hopes, Ray Lindwall, 'Sandy' Morgan, Mick Raymer
5 Charles Barstow, Phil Carlson, Ben Cutting, Ken Mackay, Chris Swan, 'Pud' Thurlow

Other 2012-13 Players

2

Cameron Boyce, Luke Feldman, Ryan Harris, Alister McDermott.

1

Matthew Gale, Cameron Gannon, Nathan Hauritz

Andy Bichel heads the list of players who have taken 10 wickets in a first-class match for Queensland, doing so four times.

Ten Wickets in a First-Class Match for Queensland

Andy Bichel
 3 Peter Allan, Michael Kasprowicz, Jeff Thomson

 2  

Charles Barstow, Joe Dawes, Brian Flynn, Craig McDermott, Rox Oxenham

Phil Carlson, Adam Dale, Tony Dell, Ross Duncan, Malcolm Francke, Charles Griffiths, Trevor Hohns, Percy Hornibrook, Alex Hurwood, Len Johnson, Mitchell Johnson, John Maguire, Colin McCool, William McGlinchey, Mick Polzin, Carl Rackemann, Mick Raymer, Greg Rowell, Chris Swan, Dirk Tazelaar, Richard Wilson.

 

 

One-Day Matches

Carl Rackmann's 7-34 from 9.2 overs against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval in February 1989 remains the best bowling by a Queenslander in a domestic one-day match, ahead of Jeff Thomson's 6-18 against SA at the Gabba in 1978-79. Rackemann and Thomson are two of 17 Queenslanders to take five-wickets or more in a one-day game after Ben Laughlin, in just his second one-day outing, became the 15th when he captured 6-23 against NSW in Cairns on 18 October 2008. Of the current Queensland players, Alister McDermott etched his name into the record books when he picked up 5-64 against WA in Perth on 6 November 2011, Cam Gannon did likewise when he grabbed 5-38 against NSW in Canberra on 2 December 2012, and Matthew Gale became the 17th player to collect a 'five for' in a one-day match for the Bulls against Victoria at the MCG on 16 February 2013. Only Rackemann, Thomson, Laughlin and Scott Williams, who took 6-54 against the West Indies in Bundaberg on 29 December 1991, have captured more than five wickets in a one-day innings for the State.

Five Wickets in a One-Day Match for Queensland

Len Balcam, Phil Carlson, Adam Dale, Geoff Dymock, Matthew Gale, Cam Gannon, James Hopes, Paul Jackson, Ian King, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Law, Alister McDermott, Scott Muller, Scott Prestwidge, Carl Rackemann, Jeff Thomson, Scott Williams.

Updated 18 March 2013.