Australian and New South Wales’ Blues’ fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was one of four wicket-takers for ACT/NSW Country on day two of its Toyota Futures League match against Western Australia at Chisholm Oval on Tuesday.
Western Australia finished the day 4/242 still trailing ACT/NSW Country by 217 runs in Canberra. Aaron Hardie (71 not out) and Nick Hobson (21 not out) were both unbeaten at the crease. Hazlewood claimed 1-23 from 11 overs.
His fellow Australian and Blues’ fast bowler, Pat Cummins, finished with figures of 0-40 from his 11 overs at stumps on day two.
Hazlewood joined fiery quick Nathan McAndrew (1-57), Greg West (1-17) and Tom Engelbrecht (1-21) as the four bowlers in the wicket column for ACT/NSW Country.
Three Western Australian batsmen passed fifty on day two. Hardie, Matthew Spoors (55) and Sam Whiteman (54), who is a contracted player with Western Australia, all reached the milestone.
Earlier in the day, ACT/NSW Country resumed at 8/383, and together with Ben Taylor (39), McAndrew moved the score along.
McAndrew made 70 from 100 balls including nine fours and one six. He shared a valuable 85-run ninth wicket partnership with Taylor to help the hosts pass 450.
McAndrew's knock was the second highest score for ACT/NSW Country behind the magnificent double century made by Henry Hunt (208) on Monday. Slow left-arm orthodox spinner Clint Hinchcliffe (3-58) claimed best figures for Western Australia.