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Cricket news - Bancroft tons up on return, Harris just misses out

Batting overnight on 83, Cameron Bancroft went onto compile a fine hundred on his return to first-class cricket.

Victoria vs Queensland, Melbourne

Queensland, overnight on 308 for 4, were bowled out for 441, with Chris Tremain and Peter Siddle combining to pick five wickets. Charlie Hemphrey fell on 93 before Michael Neser's rescue act of unbeaten 75 runs off 87 balls helped put on 46 for the last wicket. Victoria, in response, were 184 for 3 at stumps on Day 2. Marcus Harris shone with the bat, having helped put on 49, 56 and 78 runs for the first, second and third wickets respectively, but fell short of his hundred on 95, akin to Hemphrey earlier in the day.

Brief scores: Queensland 441 (Charlie Hemphrey 93, Michael Neser 75*; Chris Tremain 3-93) lead Victoria 184/3 (Marcus Harris 95) by 257 runs.

New South Wales vs Western Australia, Sydney

Batting overnight on 83, Cameron Bancroft went onto compile a fine hundred on his return to first-class cricket and was unbeaten on 138 as Western Australia were bowled out for 279. Trent Copeland and Steve'O Keefe finished with four wickets each. In response, Kurtis Patterson's unbeaten 57 has steered the hosts to 188 for 3, with Liam O Connor picking the wickets of Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques.

Brief scores: Western Australia 279 (Cameron Bancroft 138*, Sam Whiteman 66; Trent Copeland 4-81, Steve O'Keefe 4-78 ) lead New South Wales 188/3 (Kurtis Patterson 57*; Liam O Connor 2-47) by 91 runs.

South Australia vs Tasmania, Adelaide

Tasmania batted all of Day 2 losing just the three wickets, and found themselves on top at 238 for 3 in response to South Australia's 257 all out. Charlie Wakim shepherded the batting effort with a sedate 79 off 183 balls, and Matthew Wade played an able hand with a fine 77, before he became Nick Winter's second wicket in the final session.

Brief scores: South Australia 257 (Joe Mennie 43*, Harry Nielsen 43; Jackson Bird 4-53) lead Tasmania 238/3 (Charlie Wakim 79*, Matthew Wade 77; Nick Winter 2-56) by 19 runs.

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