Debutant Green Stars On Day One
10 February 2017  
Cameron Green salutes after his five-wicket haul // Cricket Tasmania


A stunning Sheffield Shield debut wicket haul by Cameron Green combined with a strong opening partnership has given Western Australia an early advantage in their clash with Tasmania.

At stumps on Friday the Warriors were 1-149 at Bellerive Oval in reply to the hosts' first-innings total of 198.

Visiting skipper Adam Voges won the toss and chose to bowl first and Tassie quickly crumbled to 2-2 in the fourth over.

The Tigers' scorecard showed four batsmen - including returning one-day international star James Faulkner - dismissed for a duck as 17-year-old paceman Green finished with 5-24 from his 8.1 overs.

Overcoming some early jitters including a no-ball in his first delivery, Green's confidence grew and he found good movement on the fresh pitch.

The 17-year-old paceman on Friday overcame early jitters at Bellerive Oval to finish with 5-24 from his 8.1 overs.

The figures were the best-ever from a WA player on Sheffield Shield debut. He also becomes the youngest player to take a five-wicket haul on debut in Shield cricket.

His breakthrough came with the lbw dismissal of opener Jordan Silk for 24 and then two balls later he claimed the scalp of replacement batsman Beau Webster for a duck.

Fellow paceman Simon Mackin also caused pain for the hosts, his four victims including Tasmania's captain and sole top-order standout George Bailey.

The Tigers failed to bat for two sessions and lost six wickets for 45 runs at one stage.

Tail enders Sam Rainbird and Cameron Stevenson blasted valuable runs at the end of the innings.

Warriors openers Cameron Bancroft and Jonathon Wells piled on a 130-run partnership, with the latter reaching his half century from 69 deliveries including 11 boundaries.

Wells was earlier dropped on 24 when Cameron Stevenson couldn't hold a diving catch, and went on to amass a healthy 78 before being caught at slip from a Faulkner delivery.

Bancroft was unbeaten on 58 at stumps along with Hilton Cartwright on 10.

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-AAP