A century from Victoria veteran Cameron White has helped set New South Wales a challenging run-chase in their JLT One-Day Cup match at North Sydney Oval. A self-assured 123 from White helped Victoria to 327 all out off their 50 overs against the Blues, who who have lost their opening two matches of the summer. The innings was built around a 190-run third-wicket stand between White and Peter Handscomb, which came at better than a run-a-ball.
NSW made a perfect start with Seb Gotch caught off the first ball of Victoria's innings from the bowling of Sean Abbott.
Test discard Handscomb impressed with a confident innings of 89 off 79 balls against an inexperienced Blues attack.
But it was White who did the most damage in a 139-ball knock, before he was caught at cover in the 43rd over trying to increase the the run-rate.
It was a welcome return to form for Victoria's most senior player after he had missed out in the first two matches. Glenn Maxwell (21 off 10 balls) and former Blues batsman Nic Maddinson (20 off 10) played entertaining cameos late in the innings. Abbott (5-70) picked up late wickets to help slow Victoria's momentum after 350 had looked likely.
NSW Blues: Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Kurtis Patterson (c), Moises Henriques, Nick Larkin, Jay Lenton (wk), Daniel Sams, Steve O'Keefe, Chris Green, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis
Victoria: Seb Gotch (wk), Marcus Harris, Cameron White, Peter Handscomb (c), Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Will Sutherland, Tom O'Connell, Scott Boland, Wes Agar, Jackson Coleman