JLT Cup Grand Final: South Australia vs Western Australia live scores, blog

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    It’s South vs the West when South Australia clash with Western Australia at Blundstone Arena this Saturday in the culmination of the 2017 JLT Cup. Join The Roar for a live blog of the game from 2pm AEDT.

    If you look at the odds on offering for this fixture, Western Australia seem to be decently backed to take out the Australian ODD title for season 2017.

    Under a new coaching regime, and with some handy off-season work, names like the Marsh brothers, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Behrendorff and Hilton Cartwright headline a superstar eleven based in the nations West.

    While they have had many away on international duty for the majority of this tournament, they have still been the benchmark side, and duly went through the preliminary stages undefeated – in the process booking a free pass through to the group final.

    South Australia, on the other hand, could’ve been written off after being thumped by the lowly Cricket Australia XI in round 1, however they’ve had a resurgence of demigod like proportions, largely thanks to the outstanding opening partnership formed by the previously unheralded Alex Carey and Jake Weatharald. Callum Ferguson too, has been in outstanding form.

    Where the game will be won
    The top order. South Australia’s side has relied heavily on their top four bats in the prelim games of this tournament. If they can start strongly, and one of their top four gets a big hundred – I think they could come over the top of the favourites.

    That being said, the WA attack, who look to be bolstered by the return of Jason Behrendorff and Marcus Stoinis, have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal. It could be over quickly if they find their feet in the first 20 overs.

    I think WA look a little too strong here, however.

    Western Australia in a tight one.

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    • 11:27pm
      Brissie Boy said | 11:27pm | ! Report

      Congrats to the Marsh bros and co. WA undoubtedly had the strongest line-up in the comp and they certainly proved it tonight.

      • 1:46am
        Don Freo said | 1:46am | ! Report

        And that was without Whiteman, Agar, Stoinis and Paris.

    • 10:38pm
      Doctor Rotcod said | 10:38pm | ! Report

      Cricket Australia couldn’t find a place for a West Australian bowler in their team of the tournament. I think there were two games where they didn’t take ten wickets.(Both against SA)

      • 10:48pm
        Don Freo said | 10:48pm | ! Report

        You’d think D’Arcy Short could have got the guernsey as the spinner. Bats just a bit better than Fawad and Boyce.

    • 9:55pm
      Roshan said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Congrats WA. Well played SA. Both captains strategy were on the mark. Jyhe richardson And carey is the future of CA.

    • 9:20pm
      Bazmace said | 9:20pm | ! Report

      A lot of depth in WA cricket, should definitely have a second big bash franchise.

    • Roar Guru

      9:04pm
      Rellum said | 9:04pm | ! Report

      Congrats to WA. Hopefully we smash in the Shield.

    • Roar Guru

      9:03pm
      Nick Kelland said | 9:03pm | ! Report

      WESTERN AUSTRALIA ARE THE JLT CUP CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

      Captain Mitch Marsh finishes it with a delightful on drive. He’s been outstanding all tournament and finishes 80 not out.

      More to come.

    • Roar Guru

      9:00pm
      Rellum said | 9:00pm | ! Report

      It is a bit of a fizzer as a game. WA is well ahead of everyone for this couple of weeks.

      • 9:05pm
        BurgyGreen said | 9:05pm | ! Report

        Yeah SA did themselves in with Carey, Ferguson, Head and Ross all getting starts but losing their wickets at bad times. Their bowling was never going to defend less than 320 against WA’s batting.

    • Roar Guru

      8:59pm
      Nick Kelland said | 8:59pm | ! Report

      END OF OVER 43

      WA 4-242

      M. Marsh 72 (76)
      Cartwright 15 (23)

      Cartwight takes 4 off that Mennie over, courtesy of a booming off drive.

      7 to win the 2017 JLT cup.

    • 8:57pm
      BurgyGreen said | 8:57pm | ! Report

      Phwoar that’s a nice shot. Cartwright’s looked a bit frazzled outside off at times but that was sumptuous

    • Roar Guru

      8:55pm
      Nick Kelland said | 8:55pm | ! Report

      END OF OVER 42

      WA 4-238

      M. Marsh 72 (76)
      Cartwright 11 (16)

      Cartwight pulls and pulls well, taking 5 off that Worrall over.

      WA need 11 to win off plenty.

    • Roar Guru

      8:51pm
      Nick Kelland said | 8:51pm | ! Report

      END OF OVER 41

      WA 4-233

      M. Marsh 72 (76)
      Cartwright 5 (11)

      A tidy over from Zampa – only three off.

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