JLT Cup: Henriques, Edwards tons brings New South Wales second win
Moises Henriques in action. (Getty Image)

Moises Henriques and Jack Edwards struck brilliant centuries to help New South Wales march past Queensland by six wickets. Edwards and Henriques struck 217 runs in 37 overs as NSW overhauled Queensland’s target of 297 with 26 deliveries left and registered their second win in the JLT Cup.

Chris Lynn was among the runs again, scoring his second century in three innings to give Queensland a formidable target, one that could have been much more had it not been for Chris Green’s five-wicket-haul. But such was the effect of the Edwards-Henriques partnership that it blindsided the Queensland bowlers. The due combined for 26 boundaries and seven sixes, with debutant Andrew Gode’s leg spin conceding 50 off four overs.

Barring Lynn, only Sam Heazlett and Joe Burns chipped in with notable contributions as Queensland kept losing wickets to Green and Daniel Sams. Heazlett and Max Bryant put on 52 off 48 deliveries before Sams struck to remove Bryant for 23. Lynn and Heazlett got together for 111 runs for the fourth wicket which was an indication that a huge total was very much within reach. With Lynn going big at one end, anything above 300 was a sure-shot total. But a middle order collapse, orchestrated by Green dented those hopes. The off-break bowler took out Queensland’s middle order single-handedly removing No. 4 to No. 8, which included a first-ball duck for Gode.

Pat Cummins’ only wicket was that of the dangerous Lynn, while Sams, who had accounted for both batsmen’ dismissal picked up a third when he took the last wicket of Luke Feldman.

In reply, Feldman and Mark Steketee reduced NSW to 17 for 2 before the massive partnership took centre stage and took the side home. The loss was Queensland’s fourth of the tournament.