SOUTH Australia batsman Callum Ferguson declared the Redbacks had finally developed some backbone after surging to the top of the Sheffield Shield ladder.
GOLD Coast coach Guy McKenna still gave dumped veteran Campbell Brown's tenure a pass mark after he was sacked for punching a teammate.
ROSS Taylor guided New Zealand out of early danger and to a position of relative strength on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies in Wellington.
QUEENSLAND have claimed a much-needed Sheffield Shield outright win, downing Victoria by 181 runs at the Gabba.
TASMANIA collapsed again on Tuesday to be all out for 165, handing Western Australia an outright victory late on day three of the Sheffield Shield match at Bellerive.