Western Australia, who are 13/2 with bookmaker to win the Ryobi Cup 2011/12, were the beneficiaries of some quality bowling by their all-rounder Mitch Marsh on the first day of their Sheffield Shield match against Queensland.
The 20-year old sent six of the Queensland batsmen back to the pavilion for just 84 runs to limit the Shield leaders to a total of 273 runs. In reply, the Warriors had scored 71 runs for the loss of three wickets when the play ended on day one.
But in spite of his career-best bowling performance, the son of former Australian great Geoff Marsh, isn’t getting carried away and wants to improve even more.
Marsh said, “I’ve still got a lot of things that I’ve got to work on. I’ve obviously still got a lot of work to do with my consistency. The amount of runs I went for today was probably not good enough and I probably got a little bit selfish towards the end of my spell.”