Cameron Green has been described as the 'freak of the week' by former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds after a stunning catch on the boundary in the Marsh One-Day Cup.
The West Australian star has been on fire with the bat in Sheffield Shield, state and club cricket of late, but it was his hard-running effort to catch Queensland's Jack Wildemuth on the rope that caught Symons' attention.
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Green had to run back from the infield at least 20 metres and dive to make the catch, before somehow managing to halt his momentum and prevent a six.
The feat, which stopped a previously destructive Wildemuth from adding to his 66 from 65 balls, left Symonds seriously impressed.
‘Wowsers,” Symonds said. “That is an absolute special.”
“Well played Jack Wildemuth, 66 off 65 he ended up with, that was some sort of knock.
“Dragging Queensland out of trouble. It was an unbelievable cricket shot. That’s the longest boundary on the ground, if he hits that anywhere else it’s probably six. But oh no – the freak of the week got in the way of it.
“What a catch that is.”
Green earned plenty of praise from fans on social media for his efforts, although a top-order collapse from Western Australia put a dampener on proceedings.
— Ed Jackson (@edjacko) March 11, 2021
Fantastic boundary catch by Cameron Green#MarshCup
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) March 11, 2021
Cameron Green pulled off an absolute SCREAMER at the boundary! 😱
Seriously, what can't he do? pic.twitter.com/bX2msytCCq
— News Cricket (@NewsCorpCricket) March 11, 2021
Western Australia, chasing Queensland's total of 264, dropped to 3/6 off five overs, with Green also falling cheaply for 11.
They were ultimately all out for just 143.
Queensland hammer Western Australia in One-Day Cup clash
A brilliant spell of new-ball bowling by Michael Neser has helped Queensland claim a comprehensive 93-run win in a rain-affected domestic one-day cup match against Western Australia.
The Test aspirant took three wickets for just one run in his first four overs to wreck the Warriors' top order at an overcast Gabba, before Queensland dismissed the visitors for 143 off 31.5 overs chasing a reduced target of 237 in 40 overs.
Neser, making his return from a hamstring injury, finished with 3-10 off six overs including three maidens to be the pick of the Bulls' bowlers.
Jack Wildermuth, who top-scored in the home team's 9-264 earlier in the day with 66, capped a good day taking 2-36 as Queensland claimed a bonus-point victory.
Ex-Test opener Cameron Bancroft (0) and in-form all-rounder Cameron Green (4) were among Neser's scalps, as a WA team already missing several international players also faced the Bulls without Shaun Marsh after he returned to Perth due to personal reasons.
Having been reduced to 3-6 inside five overs, the Warriors never looked likely to chase down their target despite mini-revival led by stand-in captain Sam Whiteman (52 off 63).
The Bulls themselves had been in early strife when they slumped to 4-49 in their innings.
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