Recent Match Report – Tasmania vs Queensland 28th Match 2022/23
Queensland 6 for 180 (Bryant 62*) trail Tasmania 7 for 479 dec (Webster 168*, Jewell 98, Freeman 63*, Doran 58) by 299 runs
Queensland’s Sheffield Shield final hopes were hanging by a thread midway through their match against Tasmania in Hobart after another poor day for the visitors.
They ended the second day on 6 for 180, still 299 runs in arrears of the hosts. Queensland need to at least match Victoria’s result in Western Australia, with bonus points the deciding factor should both sides finish equal second.
Doubt remains about fast bowler Mark Steketee’s ability to bat after he was deemed “unlikely” to bowl again during the match after being forced off with a hip injury on day one.
Steketee’s injury compounded a woeful few days for Queensland in Hobart, with fellow strike bowler Michael Neser ruled out of the match with an ankle injury suffered during the warm-up.
Queensland’s poor run continued at the start of their innings with the visitors slipping to 2 for 13. The only other major contributors with the bat were opener Bryce Street (34) and Jack Clayton (40).
Batting seemed much easier earlier in the day at Bellerive Oval as Tasmania added 154 runs in three hours to their overnight 6 for 325.
Webster was the backbone of Tasmania’s innings hitting 168 not out for his maiden century of the season and eighth Shield ton.