The first weekend of the Final, which runs over four days spread across two weekends, saw the battle of the western corridor get underway.
Ipswich, chasing their maiden title as the Hornets, started soundly through one of the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket's in-form batters Bryn Llewellyn.
But a two-wicket burst by Queensland Bulls quick Blake Edwards disrupted the home team's batting. Edwards, who went onto to claim 4-38, ensured Wests would have a manageable chase on their hands in the first innings.
He and Australian and Queensland Under-19 quick Tom Whitney (3-58) combined to dismiss Ipswich for 213, with Llewellyn (58) and last start century maker Anthony Wilson (46) providing resistance.
Wests then made their way steadily to 2-161, with another in-form batter in opener Isaiah Snell producing 75 and the experiened Pat Collins (54) also adding a haf century.
The second weekend will have both teams scouring the skies for weather, with the outcome of the decider still in the balance.
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