Recent heavy rain had left the outfield at Ian Healy Oval saturated

The Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and South Australia at Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane was abandoned without a ball bowled.

Although the weather for the last couple of days had been fine, previous heavy rain had left the outfield saturated and it had not dried enough to allow any play.

It would have been the first first-class match held at the ground, the match shifted back there from Allan Border Field due to the improved drainage following redevelopment.

The last six days of Sheffield Shield cricket in Brisbane have been abandoned after there was no play on the last two days of Queensland’s previous match against Victoria. Between the two four-day fixtures, a Marsh Cup game was also called off.

The abandonment means Queensland stay top of the table with one game remaining – against New South Wales over Easter – as they aim to secure hosting rights for next month’s final.

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