Queensland are closing in on a Sheffield Shield final berth after building a healthy lead against Western Australia on another rain-affected day's play at the Gabba.
After collecting a 52-run first innings lead, Queensland moved to 58 without loss at stumps to extend their advantage to 110 runs with just one day to play.
A draw would maintain a healthy lead at the top of the ladder for Queensland, heading into next week's final round.
Charlie Hemphrey starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 103 in bowler-friendly conditions as Queensland moved from an overnight 8-146 to 263 all out, between yet more stoppages for rain.
Hemphrey and No.11 Luke Feldman, who swotted a career-best 52 off just 38 balls, helped take the game away from WA with an unlikely 87-run stand for the 10th wicket.
A top-order batting collapse effectively ended Western Australia's hopes after they limped to 7-142.
WA, who began the match in fifth, were forced to declare at 9-211 in a desperate attempt to force the win they require to push for one of the two final berths.
All five Queensland bowlers were among the wickets with legspinner Mitch Swepson collecting 3-54.
Rain forced two delays during the morning session after virtually the entire first day was washed out.
Australian Associated Press