Queensland farewell Hopes with a loss

Western Australia 380 (Cartwright 92, Marsh 74, Nicholas 68, Voges 52, Hopes 3-60) beat Queensland 147 and 227 (Lynn 80, Hogan 4-58, Rimmington 3-53) by an innings and 6 runs

File photo: Chris Lynn made a brisk 80 from 46 balls © Getty Images

Queensland bowed out of the race for a spot in the Sheffield Shield final when they lost to Western Australia by an innings, inside three days at the Gabba. The match marked the retirement of Queensland’s veteran allrounder James Hopes, while Western Australia’s fast bowler Michael Hogan farewelled Australian domestic cricket with a victory.

The morning began with the Warriors at 8 for 337 in their first innings, and they added a further 43 runs for the loss of their last two wickets as Hilton Cartwright moved to 92 and Josh Nicholas made 68. That left the Bulls needing 233 in their second innings to make Western Australia bat again, but they were dismissed in the afternoon for 227, losing by an innings and six runs.

Hopes played a typically fighting innings to score 45, after Chris Lynn raced to 80 from 46 balls, including five sixes. Hogan ended up with the best figures for Western Australia in his last innings of Sheffield Shield bowling, taking 4 for 58.

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