Domestic Cricket: 1st Semi-Final Match of the 2018 JLT One-Day Cup: Tasmania v Queensland at Drummoyne Oval

Debutant Gabe Bell went off to a great start with a couple of early wickets for Tasmania.

First up, the opening partnership of Max Bryant & Sam Heazlett only reached each into their 20s.

Chris Lynn couldn’t fire off with his recent run of impressive knocks this time around.

Jackson Bird found his straight line & went short as Lynn edged straight to hands of Matthew Wade.

Charlie Hemphrey may be a little fortunate having contributed QLD reach nearly 100 in 22 overs.

But Gurinder Sandhu clean bowled Hemphrey with the incorrect forward defense out for 28.

Joe Burns and James Peirson couldn’t save the QLD Top & Middle order somehow.

Burns edged cuts straight to Matthew Wade off the bowling of Clive Rose for 23.

James Peirson tried to flick going through mid-wicket for 4.

But Tom Rogers trapped Peirson through the middle of his leg with the LBW for 16.

Mark Steketee may have lifted QLD a bit with the lower-order department on 30.

Though, the rest couldn’t back Steketee up.

Instead, Mitchell Swepson & Matt Kuhnemann clean bowled by Tom Rogers & Gurinder Sandhu respectively.

And at last, Luke Feldman couldn’t find the rope despite contributing a bit with the bat at 10.

That’s where sub fielder Beau Webster took the catch at the deep off Clive Rose’s 2nd scalp of the day.

Queensland now all out for 168 at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.

On the other hand, Tasmania needs 169 runs to reach the JLT Cup Final on Wednesday.

2nd Innings

Billy Stanlake quickly made up lost time with a two-wicket response.

The opening pair of Matthew Wade & Ben McDermott couldn’t fire off on zero & 14 respectively.

They were both edged & caught behind by James Peirson.

Luke Feldman further tore the Tasmanian top order apart.

It’s the area were Jordan Silk trapped similarly as McDermott & Wade by Peirson’s 3rd catch.

Alex Doolan has pushed Tasmania into 50 after ten overs.

But Doolan trapped and jumped forward too soon hitting the middle of the leg.

That delighted Feldman’s 2nd wicket with the lbw as Doolan left on 27.

Though, George Bailey and Simon Milenko helped pick up the pieces in the middle order.

They both guided Tasmania past 100 by the halfway mark before Milenko made his 50 for the second time in the last six matches.

Not long later, Bailey followed Milenko into back to back half-centuries from Monday’s 79 v Western Australia.

Then Bailey’s ability to execute on the run home with the cover drive of 70 not out.

It helped Tasmania win by Six Wickets & bump Queensland out of the Semi-Finals.

They will now head to Junction Oval in Victoria for Wednesday’s Final.

Who will join Tasmania?

Find out tomorrow for the second semi-final of the 2018 JLT One-Day Cup when Victoria v Western Australia.

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Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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