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Sport Victorian Sheffield Shield teenager Jake Fraser-McGurk scores half-century on debut at MCG

10:10  13 november  2019
10:10  13 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Jake Fraser - McGurk was four when Shane Warne played his last Test for Australia. Fraser - McGurk is just 17 but with Victoria depleted by Australia A call-ups and the absence of Glenn Maxwell to Fraser - McGurk will become the youngest Victorian Shield debutant since Cameron White in 2001

Teenager Jake Fraser-McGurk has quickly shown why Victoria made him the third-youngest player in its Sheffield Shield history with a spectacular half-century on debut.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12:  Jake Fraser-McGurk of Victoria fields during Day 1 of the Sheffield Shield between Victoria and the Queensland Bulls at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 12, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)© Getty MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: Jake Fraser-McGurk of Victoria fields during Day 1 of the Sheffield Shield between Victoria and the Queensland Bulls at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 12, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) As Australia A's batsmen struggle for runs against Pakistan in Perth ahead of next week's first Test, Fraser-McGurk, at 17, made 51 to help Victoria take control of its match against Queensland at the MCG on Wednesday.

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Jake Fraser - McGurk (born 11 November 2002) is an Australian cricketer. He made his first-class debut on 12 November 2019, for Victoria in the 2019–20 Sheffield Shield season.

Fraser-McGurk hit three fours and a six as he shared in a 104-run stand with captain Peter Handscomb that gave Victoria the lead.

The teenager, who is the youngest Victorian debutant in 18 years, faced 91 balls before he edged Mark Steketee to Charlie Hemphrey at first slip with a rare false shot.

"I was pretty nervous when Finchy (Aaron Finch) got out, but it was good to bat with Pete out there. He calmed me down quite a bit," Fraser-McGurk said.

"I was just happy to get a decent score for my first dig. It was better than I expected.

"Kids dream of playing on the MCG but I just had to put that to one side and get down to business."

Victoria was 3-88 in reply to Queensland's first-innings total of 183 when Fraser-McGurk and Handscomb came together before lunch.

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Victoria captain Peter Handscomb likes the look of the teenager - mostly. Asked what can be Fraser - McGurk 's stunning promotion means less of a focus on teammate Will Sutherland, who will "Obviously I've played a little bit of one-day cricket, but Sheffield Shield is always something you look

Will Sutherland will make his red-ball debut for Victoria on Tuesday. Credit:AAP. While Fraser - McGurk 's selection surprised many James Sutherland said the Shield call-up was " another big step" for his son but he was ready to handle the spotlight. "It might be the first time he has played

While Handscomb joked before the match that his young teammate has a bad haircut, other teammates have raved about Fraser-McGurk's shot making and his readiness to take it to the opposition attack.

Handscomb's unbeaten 92 reminded national selectors of his credentials.

Victoria eventually declared its innings closed at 9-300, with Queensland leg spinner Mitchell Swepson taking a hat-trick with the wickets of Will Sutherland (20), James Pattinson (42) and Peter Siddle (duck).

The home side then made an early breakthrough in Queensland's second innings when Siddle removed opener Bryce Street for 3.

Queensland limped to stumps on 1-3, trailing Victoria by 114 runs.

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