Ren­shaw fails in his fi­nal Ashes au­di­tion

The Queensland Times - - FIND A - — Travis Meyn

CRICKET: Matt Ren­shaw has pro­duced a hor­ri­ble Ashes au­di­tion af­ter be­ing dis­missed for one in his fi­nal chance to im­press se­lec­tors be­fore next week’s Gabba Test.

Ren­shaw was caught be­hind at­tempt­ing to glide a Doug Bollinger de­liv­ery down leg side on the sec­ond day of Queens­land’s Sh­effield Shield clash with NSW at Al­lan Bor­der Field.

The in­cum­bent Test opener has had a poor Shield cam­paign, pro­duc­ing scores of 17, 16, 1, 19, 16 and 1 in the first three matches.

Chair­man of se­lec­tors Trevor Hohns was in the grand­stands to see Ren­shaw last only three balls in his sec­ond in­nings.

The 21-year-old was des­per­ate for a big score to put to bed any doubt sur­round­ing his spot at the top of the or­der for the Ashes opener against Eng­land, start­ing next Thurs­day.

The 10-Test rookie’s fate is now in the hands of se­lec­tors, who will con­vene tonight to choose their team for the first Ashes Test against Eng­land in Bris­bane.

Ren­shaw has now failed to pass 20 in six in­nings.

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