Career Best for Coults in Warriors Win
7 February 2013  
The Warriors have won their second Bupa Sheffield Shield match of the 2012-13 season, beating the XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls at the Gabba by 99 runs.
 
A career best haul from Nathan Coulter-Nile helped the visitors to dismiss the home side for 340 in their second innings, falling short of their victory target of 440.
 
The Warriors remain at the foot of the Shield table but have moved on to 14 points, just eight behind the ladder leading Bulls.
 
Coulter-Nile struck a double blow early on day four to put the Warriors firmly on top. He claimed the scalps of one-time Australian batsman Peter Forrest for 11 and the dangerous Nathan Reardon for six.
 
The Bulls were in trouble at 4-109 but a half-century stand from Greg Moller and Chris Hartley helped to steady things after the shaky start.
 
Ashton Agar grabbed his first wicket of the day and second for the innings when Hartley offered a chance to Coulter-Nile on 38, ending the 55-run fifth wicket partnership.
 
Moller carried on to notch up a long-awaited maiden first class century for the 30-year old but a combination of Coulter-Nile and the second new ball did the trick as the Bulls opener fell for 120.
 
James Hopes and Matthew Gale frustrated the Warriors with a 49-run stand for the seventh wicket and with the odd shower passing over the Gabba, the home side still held out hope of forcing a draw.
 
Hopes was clean bowled by Coulter-Nile for 61 and four balls later Agar claimed Gale for 16. The end was nigh when Cameron Boyce departed for four, leaving the Bulls at 9-295.
 
Cameron Gannon (27) and Alister McDermott (14 not out) combined for a 45-run stand which delayed the Warriors from securing victory, but it was finally achieved when John Rogers held on to a great catch in the gully to send Gannon on his way off the bowling of Michael Hogan.
 
Coulter-Nile finished with a career-best 6-84, while Agar took 3-91 from 36 overs, giving the teenager five wickets in just his second first class fixture.
 
The Warriors' next Bupa Sheffield Shield assignment is against the Tasmanian Tigers, beginning at the WACA Ground on Thursday 21 February.
 
Meanwhile there was a double celebration for Coulter-Nile, Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh today after the Warriors trio were named in a 12-man Australia A squad for a five-match one-day series against England Lions later this month.
 
National Selector John Inverarity said: "In selecting this squad the National Selection Panel had the development of players for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup very much in mind.
 
"With the Test Squad being in India, these players will have a chance to push for higher honours by doing well against a strong England Lions outfit.”
 
The series starts on Saturday 16 February at Blundstone Arena. The first three matches will be played in Hobart and the last two will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.