SYDNEY, (Reuters) – New South Wales, who had exhausted, rode Jack Edwards’ composed century to crush Western Australia by 102 runs in yesterday’s finals in the Bog One Day Cup and captured their 12th domestic one-day title at the Bankstown Oval.
NSW were without six front-line players, including one of the batting stewards of Steve Smith and David Warner, who are currently representing their franchises in the Twenty20 competition of the Indian Premier League.
Edwards, 20, stepped up in their absence and smashed 108, which included three sixes, to help NSW compete 251-8.
Opener Daniel Hughes contributed 58 but Jason Behrendorff (3-46) and Mitchell Marsh shared five wickets to limit NSW.
Western Australia came up with a weak reply, losing Sam Whiteman for a duck to the second ball of their pubs, and struggling against a star-studded NSW bowling attack.
Cameron Green scored at the top with 36 but Sean Abbott (4-23) and Nathan Lyon (3-38) broke their batting order.
Mitchell Starc bowled Lance Morris in the 41st over to seal the win as Western Australia bundled up at 149.
NSW will be chasing a domestic double when they face Queensland in the Sheffield Shield final starting on Thursday.