The my FootDr Queensland Bulls have returned to the top of the JLT Sheffield Shield ladder despite their match against Victoria ending in a draw today.


Both captains agreed to call off the game as tea loomed on the final day, with the Bulls reaching 4-184, an overall lead of 200 runs.


Veteran Victorian fast bowler Peter Siddle (3-21) opened up the slim possibility of a result early on day four with a dynamic opening spell that left Queensland reeling at 3-26.


But a confident 100 not out from Marnus Labuschagne put paid to any hopes of a result.


Labuschagne and first-innings century maker Sam Heazlett (49) put on 99 for the fourth wicket to defy the Bushrangers side, who opened with legspinner Fawad Ahmed in an attempt to force the issue.


Labuschagne was delighted to convert a half century into a century after earlier scores this season of 88, 92 and 72.


It was his third career Shield century and lifted him to 517 runs for the season, just ahead of the injured Joe Burns (514).


Queensland narrowly held on to top spot on the Shield ladder ahead of Tasmania thanks to the bonus points earned in Melbourne from the strong first innings performance with the bat as well as wickets.


While Victoria dropped to last spot, they remain only a win away from second position with three rounds remaining in what is a tightly congested Shield ladder.


Queensland have an opportunity to regroup before travelling to Adelaide on Friday to prepare for their clash with South Australia at the Adelaide Oval starting on Sunday. The Redbacks are also close on the ladder after they polished off NSW today.