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Redbacks v Victoria - Marsh Sheffield Shield Day Two: Persistent Rain Affects Play

Redbacks v Victoria - Marsh Sheffield Shield Day Two
Redbacks v Victoria - Marsh Sheffield Shield Day Two
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The West End Redbacks have battled both Victoria and the elements on day two of their season opening Marsh Sheffield Shield clash, with the loss of key wickets coming against a backdrop of grey skies and intermittent rain.

Key Points

  • Victoria added 46 runs to their overnight score before David Grant claimed the final wicket when the visitors had 310 on the scoreboard.
  • Scott Boland was dominant with the new ball, claiming the wickets of Jake Weatherald, Jake Carder and Henry Hunt early.
  • Redbacks Skipper Travis Head fought a rear-guard with Alex Carey, the pair combined for 87 runs before Head fell to debutant Fergus O’Neill for 76.
  • Alex Carey continued his vigil at the crease, before departing 70 runs to his name as the Redbacks were dismissed for 230, trailing by 80.
  • Scott Boland finished with figures of 4-60, supported by first innings century-maker Will Sutherland with 4-45.
  • Players left the field three times due to persistent rain, causing some time to be lost, resulting in an earlier start time on day three.
  • Bad light brought an end to play with Victoria 0-6 in their second innings.

Entry is free at Karen Rolton Oval for the remaining two days of the match, with play beginning at 10:04am on Saturday.