A QAS team featuring just one contracted Queensland Bulls player, captain Mitch Swepson, and stacked with in-form Queensland Premier Cricket players, was too strong for South Australia in their four-day game in Adelaide that finished yesterday.
In a compelling clash, South Australian made 8-348 declared in their first innings before Queensland responded with 519, underpinned by fine centuries from former Bulls batsman Nick Stevens (120) and his Valley teammate Andrew Gode, who cracked an entertaining 118 from 123 balls. In-form University of Queensland batsman Jack Clayton also produced a composed 75, debutant wicket-keeper Leigh Drennan scored 54 while his Redlands teammate James Bazley hit 46.
South Australia fought hard in their second innings, posting 273, with QAS bowlers Benji Floros (3-41) and Ipswich/Logan debutant Jack Wood (4-79) among the wickets. Captain Swepson, fresh from his Sheffield Shield hat-trick against Victoria last week, took 3-78.
The QAS then scored the 103 runs to clinch the outright win, with South Brisbane opener Aryan Jain finishing 61 not out.
Experienced Sunshine Coast paceman Ashley Renouf bowled tidily in the first innings to record 2-45 from 25 overs.