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Voges and Davis Star for GM

21st February 2012 22:00, in Cricket News

Shane Watson’s long-awaited return to first-class cricket from a series of hamstring and calf injuries was not a happy one - thanks largely to GM’s Adam Voges and Liam Davis - as Western Australia thumped New South Wales by an innings and 323 runs in Perth overnight.

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Shane Watson’s long-awaited return to first-class cricket from a series of hamstring and calf injuries was not a happy one - thanks largely to GM’s Adam Voges and Liam Davis - as Western Australia thumped New South Wales by an innings and 323 runs in Perth overnight.

It was one of the worst defeats for NSW in their 120-year history of the Sheffield Shield as both Davis and Voges batted for the whole of Day 2, scoring 303 not out and 178 respectively. Their partnership was worth 379 runs and was the largest third-wicket stand in WA’s first-class history. New South Wales were bowled out for 91 in their first innings, a score that was made that much worse after WA compiled 560 - declared - for the loss of only one wicket in their first dig.

The Blues’ horror show continued as they were dismantled for only 146 in their second innings. Despite his team’s mauling, Watson, the duel Allan Border Medallist made impressive starts in his two stints at the crease before falling for 21 in the first innings and 31 in the second. The Australian all-rounder and Vice-captain also bowled 12 over’s with the ball – taking one wicket.

It was the second time this season that WA’s two GM stars had put on an impressive stand. In October, the two put on a double-century stand to help WA beat Tasmania.

Gunn & Moore would like to congratulate both Adam and Liam for their performance.

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