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Australia have rounded out their 2016-17 Toyota Futures League season with
victory over New South Wales by an innings and 69 runs at Lilac Hill today.
WA rookie Matt Kelly (3-20) claimed the final wicket, his fifth for the
match, bowling Daniel Fallins, after NSW resumed on the fourth day nine down.
It marked a comprehensive win for WA set up by Jason Behrendorff (3-38)
on the first day as NSW were bowled out for 164 despite the visitors winning
the toss and possessing a batting line-up with the well-credentialed Nic
Maddinson, Ben Rohrer and Ryan Carters.
In reply, a trio of centuries from opener Jake Carder (117), skipper Nick
Hobson (102) and left-hander Clint Hinchliffe (113) guided WA to a massive score
of 483, holding a 319-run lead.
Carder and Hobson combined for a brilliant 230-run second wicket
partnership before falling in quick succession.
Hinchliffe and Subiaco Floreat wicketkeeper-batsman Calum How (46)
produced a handy 105-run sixth-wicket stand to take the game away from the
Alex Bevilaqua and Josh Nicholas took early wickets on day three, before
spinner D’Arcy Short got rid of the dangerous Maddinson (18) and Ryan Gibson
Nicholas (2-62), Bevilaqua (2-19) and Short (2-41) along with the
aforementioned Kelly all played their roles as WA bowled out NSW for 250.
WA finishes their Futures League campaign with three wins, one draw and