The my FootDr Queensland Bulls have claimed their second outright win in three games to stay on top of the JLT Sheffield Shield ladder after beating South Australia today in Adelaide.

 

The Bulls dismissed the Redbacks for 347 in their second innings on the stroke of tea on the fourth day to claim a 118-run win and reclaim top spot on the ladder.

 

Queensland will host Western Australia at the Gabba from Tuesday in their second last game of the regular season and last home game.

 

The Bulls are on 40.34 points, 8.23 points ahead of second-placed Victoria which take on NSW at the Junction Oval in Melbourne starting on Saturday.

 

Queensland return to Brisbane tomorrow and will have a recovery day on Friday.

 

Some players will be available for their Queensland Premier Grade teams for the final day of the regular fixtures, with the squad training on Sunday and having a ‘top up’ session on Monday morning at the Gabba.

 

First season pace bowler Brendan Doggett claimed his maiden first class five-wicket haul today with the 23-year-old finishing with 5-77 from 22 overs and overall match figures of 7-107, the effort coming in just his fifth match.

 

That performance mirrors that of his debut KFC T20 Big Bash League series where he claimed 5-35 for the Brisbane Heat in January in the win over the Perth Scorchers.

 

Opening batsman Matthew Renshaw, who set up Queensland’s healthy first innings total of 342 with his second consecutive Shield century, was named player of the match.

Marnus Labuschagne (582) and Renshaw (532) are the Bulls leading runs-scorers to date, while paceman Luke Feldman (30), allrounder Michael Neser (26) and leg-spinner Mitch Swepson (23) are the leading wicket-takers.

 

Meanwhile the Queensland Academy of Sport will be in action from Monday in the Toyota Futures League 2nd XI competition where they take on ACT/NSW Country in Canberra.

Bulls batsman Joe Burns, who suffered a groin injury playing for the Brisbane Heat in the KFC Big Bash League last month, will use the match to test his return to full fitness.

 

Burns is hoping to be in contention for the last regular season Shield game for the Bulls against NSW in Wollongong from 14 March.

 

The Australian batting contender was the leading runs-scorer for the Bulls in the Shield prior to the BBL mid-season competition break.

 

The QAS are in second position on the Futures League ladder, with Bulls squad member Peter Forrest the leading runs-scorer in the competition to date with 581 runs at 72.63, and Queensland contracted paceman Cameron Gannon the leading wicket-taker with 23 scalps at 13.13.

Toyota Futures League 2nd XI

QAS v ACT/NSW Country, Mon – Thurs; Chisholm Park, Canberra

Sam Truloff (Wests, c)

Xavier Bartlett (Gold Coast)

Max Bryant (Gold Coast)

Joe Burns (Norths)

Blake Edwards (Wests)

Jason Floros (Wynnum-Manly)

Peter Forrest (University of Qld)

Mitchell Fry (University of Qld)

Harry Macoun (Ipswich/Logan)

Nathan McSweeney (Norths)

Donal Whyte (Valley)

Harry Wood (Ipswich/Logan)