NSW Blues batsman Daniel Solway passed fifty for the third time this season on the fourth and final day of the Marsh Sheffield Shield fixture at the SCG won by Victoria.
The Victorians prevailed by 112 runs after dismissing the Blues for 177 in the second innings, just after tea, on Monday. Solway top-scored with 66 from 153 balls batting at No. 6.
Earlier in the season, Solway scored a century on First Class debut at Adelaide Oval.
It was the Blues first loss of the season after an undefeated first six rounds before Christmas, and despite the loss, remain on top of the Shield ladder.
Former Australian Test seamer Peter Siddle claimed his 24th First Class five-wicket haul on day four. He returned 5-49 in the second innings to follow 2-70 in the first.
In his first Shield match back at the SCG since moving to Victoria, former Blues batsman Nic Maddinson was named Player of the Match after scoring 95 and 105 not out.
Victoria declared in both innings at 7/431 and 1/168. NSW was bowled out for 310 in the first innings.
After resuming at 1/41, the Blues lost seven wickets during the first two sessions on day four and were 8/174 at tea.
The Blues lost 4-40 in the first session before rain halted play just before lunch and the players were off the field for an hour.
Blues captain Peter Nevill (29) and Solway showed resistance after the rain delay, sharing a 54-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
However, the departure of the NSW skipper caught at slip from the bowling of Siddle saw the Blues lose 3/5.
Daniel Hughes made 31 at the top of the order for the Blues.
The Blues next match starts Monday 24 February against South Australia at Bankstown Oval.