Sheffield Shield: Western Australia vs. Queensland
Western Australia XI
Western Australia 1st innings 280 all out
North 0 (1)
Queensland 1st innings 310 all out
Western Australia 2nd innings 8-360 dec.
Queensland 2nd innings 9-203
Match drawn (Qld 2, WA 0)
Very nearly an absolute disaster as WA gave us around eighty overs to survive and too much of a target. We were all over them in the first innings after reducing them to 6-190 (effectively 7-fa with Robinson injured), but Bandy, Johnson and Magoffin all made runs. Townsend was the best of the batsmen for us with an 82 off 238, but the top-middle order struggled with Bandy who had 4-44 off 21 overs. We bowled poorly in the second innings and were in all sorts of trouble to bat out the day, but Boyce and Swan lasted forty minutes to avoid an outright loss.