Queensland’s Jack Wildermuth and Usman Khawaja starred with the bat as Queensland’s Premier Cricket got underway on Saturday.
Representing Valley District, Wildermuth smashed 113 off 88 balls and Khawaja hit 58 off 64 as their side amassed 321 from their 50 overs against reigning champions Redlands Tigers.
Brisbane Heat’s James Bazley took 3-52 for the Tigers while Marnus Labuschagne chimed in with the wicket of Khawaja but was expensive, conceding 94 runs off his 10 overs.
In pursuit, Redlands’ chase was looking good thanks to the Heat’s James Peirson (92 off 91), but Labuschagne (six) and Bazley (17) couldn’t register big scores and eventually fell short by 34 runs.
Wildermuth capped off his good match with 2-41 from nine overs with the ball while Mark Steketee was also effective with 3-50 from 8.3 overs.
Allrounder Wildermuth will be hoping to build on a strong 2020-21…