Queensland returned home today with a pair of wins from their time in Townsville, pushing them to the top of the Marsh Sheffield Shield ladder and to second spot on the Marsh One Day Cup ladder.

A rain-affected one-day clash yesterday produced a confidence-boosting 45-run victory as the Bulls overcame Tasmania at Riverway Stadium under the DLS method.

The Bulls recovered from an unsteady 2-12 when rain hit, to flourish when play resumed after a three-hour delay.

Matt Renshaw followed on from classy Shield century in the Bulls' outright win over the Tigers to top-score for the match as he and Jimmy Peirson boosted the score to 8-186 from 29 overs.

After a sluggish start, Renshaw got into his groove when he belted three consecutive Beau Webster deliveries to the boundary in the 10th over on the way to a 62-ball innings of 76.

Peirson was equally impressive, belting 42 from 27 balls.

Chasing a revised target of 177 under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, Tasmania made a bright start but their chase faltered in the middle overs and they were dismissed for 131 with 14 balls remaining.

Second-gamer Connor Sully bustled past some early treatment from the Tigers batting group to finish with a four-wicket haul while rising spinner Matthew Kuhnemann again enjoyed the Townsville conditions to put the brakes on the Tasmanian batting on the way to 1-21 from six overs as he and James Bazley wrapped up the innings.

 Sully took two wickets in his first two overs and then returned to to wrap up the tail and finish the match with 4-39 off six overs.

Bazley (3-12) also played his role as the Tigers went from the 11th to the 21st over without a boundary, losing five wickets in the process.

Marnus Labuschange also couldn't be kept out of the game and claimed two run outs with direct hits.

Both teams return to red-ball action from November 10 with Queensland welcoming Western Australia for a Shield game at the Gabba while Tasmania return to Hobart to host South Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Led by a half-century from in-form Matt Renshaw and two direct-hit run outs from Test star Marnus Labuschagne, Queensland have secured a 45-run win in a rain-affected Marsh One-Day Cup match against Tasmania in Townsville.

Batting either side of a three-hour rain interruption which reduced the game to a 29-over per side contest at Riverway Stadium, Renshaw's 62-ball 76 was the key innings in the Bulls' 8-186.

 

Sent in by Tasmanian captain Jordan Silk, the Bulls slumped to 2-12 in the sixth over when rain sent players from the field.

After a sluggish start, Renshaw got into his groove when he belted three consecutive Beau Webster deliveries to the boundary in the 10th over.

The ex-Test opener, who scored a hundred in last week's outright Marsh Sheffield Shield win over the Tigers, would go on to score 13 boundaries in his impressive knock.

Bulls' skipper Jimmy Peirson provided quality support with a 27-ball 42 while Labuschagne scored 27 as he shared a 54-run third-wicket stand with Renshaw around the rain delay.

The Tigers handed a domestic one-day debut to uncontracted off-spinner Ben Manenti (2-43) and the 24-year-old did his hopes of securing a state deal no harm by claiming the wickets of Labuschagne and ex-Test player Joe Burns (10).

Manenti could have also dismissed Renshaw but was unable to hold onto a tough chance off his own bowling from the Bulls' batter.

Ex-Australia quick Peter Siddle took 3-30 for the Tigers while Riley Meredith was also among the wickets for the visitors with 2-18.

Tasmanian openers Caleb Jewell (27) and Ben McDermott (17) made a bright start to the chase but when youngster Connor Sully took two wickets in his first two overs the wheels fell off.

ames Bazley (3-12) and left-arm spin bowler Matt Kuhnemann (1-21) dried up the runs as the Tigers went from the 11th to the 21st over without a boundary, losing five wickets in the process.

Labuschange couldn't be kept out of the game and claimed two run outs with direct hits before Sully returned to wrap up the tail and finish the match with 4-39 off six overs.

Both teams return to red-ball action from November 10 with Queensland welcoming Western Australia for a Shield game at the Gabba while Tasmania return to Hobart to host South Australia.