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Queensland beat South Australia by 24 runs (D/L) in JLT Cup

Joe Burns 80* for Queensland against South Australia
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South Australia won the toss and decided to bowl against Queensland at the North Sydney Oval, Sydney today.

Queensland 363 - 5 (Sam Heazlett 83, Chris Lynn 68, Joe Burns 80*, Jimmy Peirson 70)

South Australia 334 (Jake Weatherald 69, Callum Ferguson 101; Mark Steketee 3-67, Mitchell Swepson 3-46, Matthew Kuhnemann 3-60)

Result – Queensland beat South Australia by 24 runs (D/L)

Good strong batting from the Queensland top order, in particular, Sam Heazlett 83, Chris Lynn 68, Joe Burns 80* and Jimmy Peirson 70 secured what turned out to be match winning score of 363-5. The pick of the South Australia bowlers were Joe Mennie 2-72 and Cameron Valente 2-77.

In reply, South Australia started brightly with Jake Weatherald and Conor McInerney putting on 89 for the 1st wicket in 12 overs. However, even though Callum Ferguson hit a brilliant century and kept them in the run chase, South Australia were unable to make the 10+ runs an over required in the last 5 overs. Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson and  Matthew Kuhnemann were the pick of the Queensland bowlers.

 

South Australia - Jake Weatherald, Conor McInerney, Callum Ferguson, Jake Lehmann(c), Alex Carey(wk), Tom Cooper, Cameron Valente, Adam Zampa, Tom Andrews, Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson

Queensland - Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Charlie Hemphrey, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson(c)(wk), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Xavier Bartlett, Billy Stanlake

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