cricket news; Victoria collapsed a day later after 20 wickets fell on the SCG.

Before making it to the MCG, Victorian understudy skipper Nick Maddinson attributed his poor start to the domestic season to the “tides” of cricket.

Those flows turned into a tidal wave of frustrating efforts from the former batter batter and his teammates, who once again couldn’t handle a wicket that had more than a tinge of green on Thursday.

After scoring 195 runs twice last week in Queensland, including a first innings of just 63, the Victorians, with the exception of Peter Handscombe and Marcus Harris, who have over 800 runs between them this season, collapsed again to 6-67. in the middle of the first day.

Former Test skipper Tim Payne slipped to 12th in the visitors and veteran fast bowlers Jackson Bird (3-9) and Peter Siddle (2-25) cracked down on Victoria, the latter returning to the MCG to show the team that pushed him, they made a significant mistake.

Travis Dean was named the Shield’s Player of the Year last season, but in Byrd’s first casualty, the opening fell for a third straight duck after two in Brisbane.

Then Maddinson came and went in a manner that has become all too familiar for a batter who started the season hoping to get his name on the national selection radar.

Instead, the southpaw is on a fast track to being completely forgotten, dropping in single digits three times in the Shield’s seven innings that yielded just 85 runs.

Only 20-year-old Campbell Kellaway, who made his debut in the Shield, withstood the onslaught of the Tasmanian attack.

“This is cricket and sometimes you have to go with the flow,” Maddinson said of his horrendous run.

“It’s disappointing in terms of runs and how I started… it feels like I haven’t done a 100 in a long time.

“I don’t think it’s due to a lack of training, I feel like I have a method that works, sometimes it’s just a game.”

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DAY 3 SCG

Terrible batting failures have become all too regular at the Sheffield Shield this season, and now in New South Wales, to be added to the list only with a late draw from Western Australia, avoiding total horror for both teams at the SCG.

After running through Western Australia’s ranking leaders of just 233 on the spinning pitch in Sydney on the first day, the home team were rocked by fast bowler Matt Kelly who broke through the top order before they all lost by just 93 after lunch on the second day. .

But given their chance to hit again, the visitors also fell victim to the SCG field. Australia’s test players will have their fingers crossed because they’re overgrown and nothing like the wicket they’ve taken when they play in South Africa in January.

Fast NSW veteran Chris Tremaine shot early and WA fell to 3-6, then 4-11 and 7-45 before D’Arcy Short (39 not out) and Thailander Charlie Stobo (36) stopped the rot.

But after their 60-run stand was completed by Chris Green, who added five second innings to four in the first, WA quickly lost all 127.

A total of 20 wickets were taken for 220 runs on a sharp SCG deck that replicated several other difficult wickets that teams faced across the country in the first half of the Shield season.

Previously fast WA Matt Kelly caught three wickets in the first 10 overs at New South Wales to have them 3–17, then 7–65 at lunch before spinner Corey Rocciccioli took the last three wickets including Hughes for a team maximum of 30 to deflect home team in just 38 overs.

The sluggish batting effort comes after NSW also scored just 76 points in a one-day game against WA last month and 18 months after Tasmania dismissed them for a record low 32 in a Shield game in March 2021.

Since the turn of the century, NSW has fired four times for being under 70, including just 64 against Tasmania in 2020.

In the final round of Shield games, Victoria lost to Queensland twice in two days, scoring just 63 points in the first inning.

The Queensland squad, which included test hitters Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labouchagne, was also dismissed for just 97 points in a clash against WA in Perth.

The sluggish batting effort comes after NSW also scored just 76 points in a one-day game against WA last month and 18 months after Tasmania dismissed them for a record low 32 in a Shield game in March 2021.

Since the turn of the century, NSW has fired four times for being under 70, including just 64 against Tasmania in 2020.

In the final round of Shield games, Victoria lost to Queensland twice in two days, scoring just 63 points in the first inning.

The Queensland squad, which included test hitters Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labouchagne, was also dismissed for just 97 points in a clash against WA in Perth.

In Adelaide, South Australia, batters hardened to draw with Queensland as the teams shook hands at the earliest possible moment on the final day of their clash.

The hosts trailed from the start, trailing 5-25 in the first session on Day 1 at the Adelaide Oval, but their second innings was more positive as a half-century unbeaten run by Nathan McSweeney (77 no-out) and Jake Lehmann (68 no-out) took them out. danger zone of the last day.

When the toss was called, SA was 3-246 in the second inning, 146 runs ahead of Queensland with no chance of a result.

Lehmann, who captained the team in Travis Head’s absence, said it was about bringing “determination” as they continued to look for their first win of the season.

“It has always been difficult to play cricket positively when you are 5-25 years old in the first session of the first day,” he said.

“Since then we’ve had some good conversations about trying to be a little more solid, a little more team oriented, really pushing that forward and hopefully you can see that until today.

“I hope this is a good step forward.”

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Forgoing a lucrative Abu Dhabi fee for a chance at a belated Sheffield Shield debut proved to be a golden move for world-traveling T20 gun Chris Green.

An abundance of cricket games, including the Premier XI’s clash with the touring West Indies, as well as international limited overs and upcoming Test matches, have provided a catapult for some across the country into their state teams.

Green, 29, a longtime and sought-after T20 player around the world, was keen to wear white and wear his very first “baggy blue” after being named to the New South Wales squad for the SCG match against Western Australia.

And after going 4-20 last week in his one-day game in over four years, Green found himself at the red-ball wicket again, capturing WA’s first three wickets at SCG, then added a fourth when he Josh Phillip stumbled. at the turn of the stars.

Green, who declined to play in the T10 league this year when told he might be in line to debut in New South Wales, was one of two new spinners released alongside the kicking Toby Gray also playing seriously spinning wicket in Sydney.

In between, a pair of tweakers took seven wickets to roll the ladder leader WA 233, Green 4-71 low and Gray 3-58 on the opening day.

In ADELAIDE, former Test opener Joe Burns narrowly missed out on a perfect celebration in the 100th Shield game for Queensland when he was 85 points short.

Burns, 33, who made his debut for the Shield in 2011 against the same opponents in the same stadium for a century, was approaching a 20th first-class record before his 237-ball stint ended.

Queensland looked like they had come off SA’s first innings by 240 in total before Nathan McAndrew brought the red backs back into the five-wicket contest.

The fast bowler hit 5-83, reducing the number of visitors from 4-213 to 342 for 105 points.

When the rain stopped play late on the third day, SA was 1-69 and he needed to set something up for Queensland to chase him down on the final day at the Adelaide Oval.

Originally published as Sheffield Shield: Victoria collapses a day after falling 20 wickets at SCG