Hughes, Henriques make starts on rain-hit first day

New South Wales 3 for 124 (Hughes 60, Henriques 41 *, Mennie 2-14) v South Australia

A The patient, half a century old, of Daniel Hughes, gave New South Wales a solid platform of first innings against South Australia on a first day affected by rain in the Adelaide Oval.

The persistent rain in the morning and early afternoon meant that players had to wait about four hours before the game began. Hughes then ditched the Redbacks' attack, after the Blues were sent to the bat by South Australia's substitute captain, Jake Lehmann. He lost early to his opening mate, Nick Larkin, who fell to Nick Winter. Kurtis Patterson had a start before falling to Joe Mennie by 17.

Hughes faced 162 balls for his 60 with only four limits before Mennie also caught him in the front, in what turned out to be the last ball of the day. Mennie finished with 2 for 14 of her 10 passes.

Moises Henriques achieved a good pace of 41 and was not received by newcomer Jack Edwards at the start of day two. Edwards was one of three debutants who received their first hat in New South Wales, along with Jason Sangha and Daniel Sams.

Former South Australian test and kick champion Peter McIntyre introduced Lloyd Pope, the Australian footballer U19, his first Redbacks cap before. to play. The Pope threw six shots for 26 on his first day of cricket Shield


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