TOYOTA FUTURES LEAGUE: Despite a few clouds early, Bill Pippen Oval was turned out a treat this morning for the start of the Toyota Futures League match between Queensland and Tasmania.
The Queensland side includes a trio of young Dolphins - Max Bryant, Xavier Bartlett and Matt Kuhnemann for the first 2nd XI fixture to be held on the Gold Coast in twenty years (Queensland played the Australian Institute of Sport here back in Season 1997/98).
Both teams have a host of players with first-class experience and it shapes as a great match. Batting first, Queensland closed today on 332 and Tasmania were 0/19 in reply. The match runs until Thursday with play starting at 10am each day. Admission is free.