Queensland will host New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield final next week, with Bruce batters hitting the final day of the clash in Wollongong.
Western Australia struggles to save the draw-not to mention the necessary wins against Tasmania-the Bulls are set to secure the top spot against Bruce in a stalemate ..
At lunch on Tuesday, the match seemed to be heading to North Dalton Park on Bruce 4-127. This is a 75 run lead overall.
Jack Edwards (1) and Lucklan Hahn (0) were not batters.
The Bulls wanted to run through the blues lineup early on the final day, but by Matthew Gilquez and Jason Sanga (two of the top three scorers in the first innings in New South Wales). It has been significantly reduced.
Gilks, who played his first match in the opening round, turned to his home for the second half of the century and was lucky to score 66 on both digs.
Dropping three times in the first inning, he was probably fortunate to survive the lbw decision from bowling by leg spinner Mitchell Swepson (3-49), who continued to extract much from the pitch.
Swepson was finally rewarded when Sanga was caught on Bryce Street on a short leg for 29 minutes.
Gilks chased the last ball before lunch and was caught by Jimmy Pearson in bowling by Brendan Doggett (1-26).
But if the Bulls want to force the result, they need to rip the rest of Bruce’s orders in the second session.
NSW and Qld head for a shield draw
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