Siddle proves Vics’ nemesis

Control: Latrobe Valley-product Peter Siddle took 4/22 in the Marsh One Day Cup for Tasmania. photograph cricket australia


LATROBE Valley cricket export Peter Siddle terrorised his former state in the Marsh One-Day Cup on Sunday.
Siddle, playing for Tasmania, took 4-22 from 10 overs as the Tigers hammered Victoria by 139 runs at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
Bowling first change, the paceman claimed the wickets of Victoria’s top three batsmen, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey and Aaron Finch.
Siddle took particular delight in dismissing Finch for a golden duck, caught behind by Tasmanian keeper Jake Doran.
He returned later to dismiss Glenn Maxwell, caught in the deep for 44.
Siddle, who played 67 Tests for Australia, headlined an outstanding bowling effort by Tasmania to dismiss Victoria for 156 in 40.4 overs.
Spinner Tom Andrews (3/34) proved a great foil for Siddle, while Nathan Ellis returned the figures of 2/19 from seven overs and Beau Webster (1/19) also enjoyed success.
Earlier, Tasmania posted a formidable total of 6-295.
Matthew Wade smashed 86 from 55 deliveries in a man-of-the-match performance.
The former Test player hammered 11 boundaries and three towering sixes during his scintillating innings.
Jordan Silk (82), Mac Wright (49) and Webster (26) also contributed to the Tasmanian cause.
Siddle was not required to bat.
The victory puts Tasmania on top of the Marsh One-Day Cup standings with 17 points, two clear of NSW, who has a game in hand.
Victoria is languishing in fifth spot, only ahead of South Australia.