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Marsh Sheffield Shield SA v Vic : Ball dominates on Day 1

Wes Agar
Wes Agar

Day One of the Marsh Sheffield Shield clash at CitiPower Centre between the West End Redbacks and Victoria has been dominated by the ball.


Match Summary

Victoria vs South Australia, Round 8, Sheffield Shield

Victoria 169/10 (53.3 ov)

South Australia *75/5 (42 ov)

Day 1 South Australia trail by 94 runs



Points Table
The Redbacks bowled Victoria out for 169 runs with Wes Agar taking his second First-Class five-wicket haul, before they finished 5-75 at stumps.

South Australia named two debutants at the toss – Spencer Johnson was selected in his first Sheffield Shield team after seven years of toil and Sturt’s Harry Matthias came in to wicket-keep.


Match Day Analysis :


- It was a crazy morning for the Redbacks, with Harry Nielsen a late out due to illness. Matthias made a mad dash across the country this morning. SA’s 12th man Thomas Kelly kept until Matthias got to St Kilda and he joined his teammates on the field during the first drinks break.

- Victoria started well after winning the toss and batting, until Agar got Marcus Harris edging to slips, with Nathan McAndrew taking SA’s second later in the session.

- An Agar wicket on the final ball before lunch gave the Redbacks great momentum into the break, with Victoria 3-75.

- Wickets fell quickly post lunch, with McAndrew getting his second and Jordan Buckingham getting the important wickets of Glenn Maxwell and Victoria skipper Will Sutherland back-to-back. Agar also took another two.

- Matt Short offered some resistance for the Vics but Ben Manenti got him caught behind, giving Matthias his first catch as a Redback.

- Fittingly, Agar took the final wicket of the innings to get his second First-Class five-wicket haul, with Victoria all-out for 169.

- It was a slow first session of batting for the Redbacks and they finished the day 5-75, losing the wickets of Henry Hunt, Jake Carder, Nathan McSweeney, Daniel Drew and Ben Manenti.

- Jake Lehmann and nightwatchman Agar will resume the batting tomorrow when the match resumes at 10am ACDT.


South Australia’s Second XI is also playing a four-day game at the moment, against Western Australia at Prospect Oval.

Match Stats

Victoria 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Marcus Harris - 5.4 ov), 2-59 (Ashley Chandrasinghe - 20.4 ov), 3-75 (Travis Dean - 27.6 ov), 4-90 (Campbell Kellaway - 32.5 ov), 5-111 (Glenn Maxwell - 35.4 ov), 6-124 (Will Sutherland - 39.5 ov), 7-154 (Sam Harper - 49.5 ov), 8-160 (Fergus O'Neill - 51.3 ov), 9-164 (Matthew Short - 52.3 ov), 10-169 (Jon Holland - 53.3 ov)

South Australia 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Henry Hunt - 2.1 ov), 2-30 (Jake Carder - 15.1 ov), 3-58 (Nathan McSweeney - 33.1 ov), 4-58 (Daniel Drew - 34.1 ov), 5-69 (Benjamin Manenti - 39.4 ov)


Playing XIs

Victoria - Ashley Chandrasinghe, Travis Dean, Marcus Harris, Matt Short, Campbell Kellaway, Will Sutherland(c), Sam Harper(wk), Fergus O'Neill, Mitchell Perry, Jon Holland, Glenn Maxwell

South Australia - Henry Hunt(c), Jake Carder, Daniel Drew, Nathan McSweeney, Jake Lehmann, Ben Manenti, Harry Matthias(wk), Nathan McAndrew, Wes Agar, Spencer Johnson, Jordan Buckingham


Match Details

Start Time: 23:30

Toss: Victoria won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: CitiPower Centre, Melbourne

Officials: Donovan Koch, Simon Lightbody, Robert Stratford


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