Queensland’s Levi Thomson-Matthews executes a pull shot at Oakes Oval, Lismore, yesterday.
Queensland’s Levi Thomson-Matthews executes a pull shot at Oakes Oval, Lismore, yesterday. Doug Eaton / Northern Star

Bulls rip into Blues

QUEENSLAND quick Alister McDermott captured four wickets to set up a 23-run win over NSW in their under-19s Twenty20 match at Oakes Oval, Lismore, last night.

Defending a modest 82, the Queensland attack proved lethal in dismissing NSW for 59.

After winning the toss, the Queenslanders were cruising at 0-38 off five overs before a tricky piece of fielding from NSW spinner Luke Doran caught opener Levi Thomson-Matthews short on 22.

Doran then ripped through the Queensland line-up, taking three wickets to have the baby Bulls reeling at 5-46. But the tail rallied to reach 82 before they were bowled out with three balls remaining.

In reply, NSW fired early scoring 10 runs from their first five balls before McDermott destroying their top order, taking 4-21 from his four overs.

NSW fast bowler Josh Hazlewood gave them hope with a huge six. But when he was caught in the deep on the next ball, the game was all but over with NSW at 9-59.

Queensland coach Jeff Thomas said he didn’t expect the win after his side was bowled out for 82.

The match was the first of three trials in Lismore for the teams ahead of the national championships in early December.

Today, they meet in a 60-over match from 9.30am at Oakes Oval.


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