McFadyen brought up a century in the final over of his team’s opening game against ‘brother’ team Queensland Country in Mackay while Knott was 90 not out in Queensland’s win over Victoria Country in Adelaide.

McFadyen’s 102 from 79 balls helped kick-start a Queensland Metros innings which had struggled to ignite in the face of some tight bowling from the Country line-up which is contesting its first national titles campaign.

He and Gold Coast dasher Lachlan Crump (65 from 66 balls), helped accelerate the run-rate to see the Metros finished 6-260 from their 50 overs.

Fellow Gold Coast Lachlan Aitken (31no from 23 balls) ensured McFadyen had plenty of opportunities to push for three figures.

McFayden was a reserve player for the recent Australian Under-19 squad that contested the ICC World Cup earlier in the year, and it was another back-up Aussie player who starred with the ball for Metro.

Toombul quick Aubrey Stockdale swooped to claim 4-9 as Country was bundled out for 88, despite a game knock from SEQ bat Noah Emmerson (33) and some lower order dash from Toowoomba paceman Jem Ryan (13).

Ryan had earlier finished with 4-51 from his 10 overs.

Stockdale was well-supported, with fellow quick Tom Balkin (2-17) and spinnes Jackson Sinfield (2-25) and Zanden Jeh (2-3) helping to restrict Country.

In Adelaide, Knott was dominant at the top of the order, hitting 90 from 63 balls including three sixes and 10 fours, as Queensland finished with 4-147 in their T20 clash with Vic Country.

Sianna Ginger nabbed 3-9 from four overs as the Queesland bowling group helped dismiss Country for 102.

In the afternoon match, Ellie Johnston took on the NSW Metro side to score 65 from 53 balls as Queensland made 6-135. They then restricted NSW Metro to 7-115 from their 20 overs to complete a comfortable win.

Leg-spinner Grace Parsons (2-9) and Georgia Voll (2-22) claimed mutiple wickets for Queensland as part of a disciplined attack.

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