NSW end Shield season on a high


New South Wales cruised home in a low-scoring chase thanks to Daniel Hughes' fifty.

New South Wales finished their Sheffield Shield season in the third spot with a five-wicket win over Queensland, who in turn finished the season at the last spot on the points table.

Queensland started the day at 287/8 but were bowled out for 301, with Xavier Bartlett finishing with 69. NSW were set a target of 130 as a result, which they chased in 28.2 overs only thanks to a belligerent knock from opener Daniel Hughes.

Hughes scored 54 off 31 balls, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes before he was bowled by Callum Vider. But by then, NSW were only 55 runs away from victory.

Captain Moises Henriques then played a mature knock of 29 not out, playing second foil to first-innings centurion Oliver Davies as the duo added 35 steady runs for the fifth wicket.

Vidler, who was on first-class debut, finished with three wickets and Mitchell Swepson with two but they weren't enough to make a match out of a small run-chase.