Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Vics to Push for Victory

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Vics to Push for Victory

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VICTORIAN captain Cameron White insists his side will play to beat Queensland in the Sheffield Shield final despite needing only to call on their mammoth batting talent to claim the title.

The Vics offered a sign of what their intentions could be at the Junction Oval from Friday during their drawn match at the MCG yesterday.

Four Bushrangers - Brad Hodge (261), White (124), Chris Rogers (123) and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade (100 not out) - made centuries over three days in a whopping total of 8(dec)-806.

A repeat at the Junction will secure Victoria's first Shield title in five years.

Queensland also gained practice on the final day, as Ryan Broad (100 not out) and Martin Love (77) cut loose.

But the Bulls, who finished 317 runs in arrears at 1-187 in their second innings, had to rely on South Australia beating Tasmania to secure their spot.

Four of the past five Shield finals have effectively been decided by the home side - which only needs to draw - posting huge totals. …

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