Another classy half-century by University's Ed Cowan anchored NSW's chase of a modest Queensland total in last night's Matador Cup match at Drummoyne Oval.

The target of 173 wasn't a daunting one, but the pitch was slow and low, with some unpredictable bounce.  Cowan set the scoreboard moving with a crisp back-foot drive to the fence, and played several textbook straight drives down the ground.  His 51 came from only 69 deliveries, and when he was dismissed, NSW was well on course for the bonus-point victory clinched by Ben Rohrer's six in the 40th over.

Cowan has now top-scored for NSW in the last two Matador Cup matches.  This season, the better the bowling he's encountered, the better he's batted.