Queensland Bulls wicket-keeper Lachy Pfeffer powered to the all-time highest one-day score as Valley piled on the runs for the second week in a row to be undefeated after two rounds.
While Pfeffer's Bulls captain Usman Khawaja was the opening round star, Pfeffer went on a run-scoring spree against Wynnum-Manly, hitting 216 from 141 balls including 18 fours and 14 sixes. Taking advantage of an excellent batting strip at Bill Albury Oval, Valley charged to 7-428 from their 50 overs.
Not even a classy century from the returning Cameron Trask, who motored to 110 from 107 balls at the top of the Sea Eagles order, and a pugnacious 71 from Nathan Rabnott could provide the home side with a chance of overhauling the massive score as they were dismissed for 289.
Valley recruit Harry Manenti, a younger brother of Sydney Sixers BBL spinner Paul, picked up 4-54 in his first grade debut.
Runs also flowed for Wests veteran Steve Paulsen, who peeled off a run-a-ball 108 as the defending champions reached 8-253 against Norths. Rising Vikings quick Connor Sully, an Australian Under-19 player last season and a Bulls rookie-contracted player, bowled with pace and aggression to claim the first five-wick haul of the competition.
Sully, 20, finished with 5-42 from his 10 overs.
Norths battled hard, with Queensland allrounder Nathan McSweeny (97) falling just short of a century, but were dismissed for 227, with another rising Bulls quick Blake Edwards taking 4-58.
Birthday boy Sam Heazlett was the third century-maker of the round, with his unbeaten 109 from 96 balls helping Redlands to a winning total of 3-207 in reply to Ipswich/Logan's 204. The Hornets had a solid contribution from opener Dan Wilson (80) but battled to break the shackles against a disciplined Tigers attack.
A determined unbeaten 86 from first-year Queensland squad member Jack Clayton helped University of Queensland finish with a competitive 253 against Sunshine Coast. The Scorchers fell just short, held to 8-252, although had good cause to celebrate with the return to first grade of allrounder Alecz Day, eight months after suffering a cardiac arrest at team training.
Some timely lower stroke play from Patrick Cotter saw Toombul snatch victory in a thriller against South Brisbane. His 44 from 41 balls helped Toombul to chase down Souths total of 8-237, which in turn had been boosted by lower order dash from James Rosewarne (54 no fro4m 36 balls). Toombul was able to reach the target in the final over for the loss of nine wickets.
Another impressive all-round effort from Gold Coast saw them power to victory over Sandgate-Redcliffe. A measured 77 from 90 balls by Queensland and Brisbane Heat strike weapon Max Bryant helped the Dolphins to 272 before regular wicket-taking from their attack restricted the Gators to 221.
A wrap-up of the Katherine Raymont Shield women's competition will be posted separately, and keep on the look-out for the second installment of the Premier Cricket highlights package show "That's Stumps'' through the Queensland Premier Cricket Facebook page, which has regular highlights posted each week.
All men's First Grade and women's First Grade games will be live-streamed this season through the Premier Cricket match centre: https://matchcentre.premier.qld.cricket.com.au/