Refresher | 2022/23 Marsh One-Day Cup: Season so far
THE 2022/23 Marsh One-Day Cup is set to resume next month, with each side set to play out the remaining two matches of their seven-game regular season. Reigning champions Western Australia sit atop the standings with an unblemished record, but a competitive race to face the Warriors in this year’s final is on the cards. As a refresher, we take you through the key numbers and top performances to date, before taking a look at what’s to come in Australia’s one-day domestic competition.
1. Western Australia (5-0) 21 points, 0.954 NRR
2. South Australia (3-2), 13 points, -0.095 NRR
3. Tasmania (2-3), 10 points, -0.057 NRR
4. Queensland (2-3), 9 points, -0.294 NRR
5. Victoria (2-3), 8 points, -0.383 NRR
6. New South Wales (1-4), 5 points, -0.313 NRR
LEADING RUN SCORERS
Daniel Hughes (NSW) – 400 runs @ 80.0 | 95.69 SR | 139 HS | 100 x3
Josh Philippe (WA) – 346 runs @ 86.50 | 99.71 SR | 100 HS | 100 x1, 50 x3
Jake Doran (TAS) – 268 runs @ 134.0 | 79.28 SR | 105* HS | 100 x2
Nathan McSweeney (SA) – 268 runs @ 53.60 | 78.36 SR | 94 HS | 50 x3
Marcus Harris (VIC) – 218 runs @ 54.50 | 95.61 SR | 142* HS | 100 x1
Marcus Harris – 142* (139) | 4s: 11 | 6s: 3
Victoria (7-265) def. Tasmania (9-248) by 17 runs @ UTAS Stadium
Harris’ unbeaten career-best one-day knock of 142 was difficult to look past, especially considering it remains the highest score in this year’s competition to date.
The Victorian convert came in at three and pivoted his side’s inning, striking at over a run-a-ball to carry his bat through a team effort which fell short of that mark. Fresh off a Sheffield Shield ton, Harris’ rich vein of form continued as he ultimately set up an away victory for the Victorians.
The knock came in the same game as Jake Doran‘s 104, which was his second ton in just five days. Special mentions must go to Dan Hughes, who has been prolific for his three centuries, while Caleb Jewell‘s 126* against South Australia included 21 boundaries, and Max Bryant‘s unbeaten 88 (53) in a weather-affected match against New South Wales could have been a contender.
LEADING WICKET TAKERS
Tom Rogers (TAS) – 15 wickets @ 15.60 | 5.06 economy | 5/32 BBI | 5W x1
Michael Neser (QLD) – 11 wickets @ 15.09 | 4.40 economy | 5/28 BBI | 5W x1
Andrew Tye (WA) – 11 wickets @ 18.81 | 5.09 economy | 4/54 BBI | 4W x1
Henry Thornton (SA) – 10 wickets @ 28.20 | 6.43 economy | 3/55 BBI
Riley Meredith (TAS) – 9 wickets @ 26.11 | 5.09 economy | 5/26 BBI | 5W x1
Tom Rogers – 5/32 (10)
South Australia (220) def. by Tasmania (2/221) by 8 wickets @ Allan Border Field
There have been just three five and four-wicket hauls respectively throughout the current Marsh Cup campaign, and it’s hard to split a pair of Tasmanian quicks for the best of the bunch. Riley Meredith lays claim to the best figures (5/26), but Tom Rogers‘ 5/32 against South Australia was arguably just as impressive.
Meredith’s effort came against a Queensland side consisting of Test batters Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja, and Matt Renshaw, though he dismissed only the first member of that trio. Comparatively, Rogers removed Travis Head and Alex Carey among three of the Redbacks’ top four batters, despite he and the team leaking more runs.
A factor in favour of Rogers is Jewell’s subsequent knock of 126* to spearhead Tasmania’s successful chase on the same pitch. He is also the competition’s leading wicket taker, but Queensland’s Michael Neser holds the better average (15.09) and economy rate (4.40). The latter has snared a five-wicket haul of his own this season, albeit in a loss to Western Australia.
Victoria vs. Queensland
Tuesday February 14 @ MCG
South Australia vs. Western Australia
Wednesday February 15 @ Adelaide Oval
New South Wales vs. Tasmania
Thursday February 16 @ North Sydney Oval
South Australia vs. Victoria
Sunday February 26 @ Adelaide Oval
Tasmania vs. Western Australia
Sunday February 26 @ Blundstone Arena
Queensland vs. New South Wales
Sunday February 26 @ The Gabba
It’s a simple finals equation in the Marsh One-Day Cup. The top two sides on the ladder at the end of the regular season play off in a decider, with the highest ranked team playing host. This year’s final is scheduled to be played on Wednesday March 8.