Old hands Peter Forrest, Cameron Gannon, Nathan Rimmington and Jason Floros have led from the front to deliver an important win for the Queensland Academy of Sport as well as deliver a timely reminder of their worth in the Queensland Cricket framework.
Each provided match-turning elements in the Toyota Futures League 2nd XI win over competition front-runners Western Australia at the Gabba, which finished part-way through day four today.
Gannon took eight wickets for the match, including 6-41 from 19 overs in the first innings, Floros claimed seven wickets for the game with a match-winning 5-46 in the second innings, while Forrest was the key batsman of the game with his 158 in the second innings enabling the home side to set the visitors a tough run chase on the final day.
Rimmington and Gannon also provided vital runs, with their 37 not out and 49 not out respectively, lifting the QAS to 8-291 dec in the first innings. Floros hit 61 in the second innings while Rimmington (30no) and Gannon (24no) also pushed the QAS total to 9-385 dec.
Floros and Forrest, who opened in the second innings, put on 129 with Forrest the last man out in the innings.
Forrest has enjoyed a prolific season in the Futures League, scoring 434 runs at 54, including a century in the QAS's last win over NSW. He's also the equal-leading run-scorer in the Queensland Premier Cricket competition for University of Queensland with 976 runs at 75 including a highest score of 154.
QAS 8-291 dec (C Gannon 49no, S Truloff 42, H Wood 39, N Rimmington 37no; D D'Silva 2-11, A Rule 2-46, M Hanna 2-58) & 9-385 dec (P Forrest 158, J Floros 61, N Rimmington 30no; B Hope 5-54, D'Silva 3-40) def WA 310 (T David 126, S Whiteman 78; C Green 38; Gannon 6-41, Floros 2-53) & 137 (Whiteman 53; Floros 5-46, Gannon 2-18, J Prestwidge 2-23).