An outstanding display of bowling from Queensland spinner Cameron Boyce highlighted Day Three of matches at Casey Stadium, as competition across all divisions heated up.
Australian outdoor representative Cameron Boyce showed why he has managed to claim scalps such as Virat Kohli in his outdoor international career after taking an incredible 5/-20 including a hatrick in Queensland’s (90) four skin to zero victory over South Australia (55). In the other matches of the Open Men’s competition, Victoria (114) made light work of New South Wales (50) and the ACT (90) shared the skins in a tight clash with Western Australia (80). The evening round of Open Men’s matches saw Victoria (100) demolish the ACT (28), South Australia (108) and New South Wales (79) take home two skins each, as well as Queensland (96) defeating Western Australia (82).
In the Open Women’s morning games, Queensland (83) only took the one skin in their single run thriller over South Australia (82), with Alison Nagle’s 4/-4 crucial in the Lightning’s victory. In the mornings other game, New South Wales (128) were far too good for Western Australia (57) taking all four skins in their Court Four clash. In the evening games Victoria (163) annihilated Western Australia (53) and South Australia (111) shared the skins with New South Wales (88).
21 & Under Men's
In the 21 and Under Men’s division South Australia Red (103) have continued their winning run, accounting for Queensland (69) four skins to zero, to share top spot on the table with WA. In the New South Wales derby, Country (100) defeated their Metro (95) counterparts in a tight five run clash, Western Australia (101) were too good for Victoria (94) and the ACT (96) beat South Australia Blue (42) by 54 runs. In the afternoon games, three out of four were decided by three runs or less. Western Australia (93) shared the skins with Queensland (92), New South Wales Country (88) beat the ACT (86), SA Blue (85) defeated NSW Metro (82), whilst South Australia Red (85) continued their unbeaten start, taking care of Victoria (77).
21 & Under Women's
Queensland (125) took three skins away from their clash with Victoria (51) in the 21 and Under Women’s, and Victoria (102) just got over the line against South Australia (101).
Victoria were dominant on day three in the Lord's Taverners division, taking home two wins over Western Australia (152 - 9) and Queensland (107 - 83). Queensland (132) claimed victory over South Australia (49), whilst in their afternoon match, South Australia improved on their earlier efforts to defeat Western Australia (112 - 37).