The Kent pair managed only 16 overs between them before withdrawing from the fray after tea, prompting the coach, Mike Gatting, to make his first appearance of the tour as a substitute fielder as Queensland took advantage of the lightweight attack to finish only 76 runs adrift on 154 for 4 after a second stoppage for bad light.
"Mark suffered a fracture in his index finger attempting a caught-and- bowled, so unfortunately he'll be out for a little while," Gatting said. "Dean's hip is a bit sore and we thought it was best in the long term if he came off and rested it."
The opener Troy Dixon seized on England's under-strength attack to score 62 for Queensland, but Craig White responded to the responsibility of becoming a strike bowler by dismissing Dixon and Jim Maher to finish with 2 for 27.
Earlier, Headley and Glen Chapple helped England add a valuable 60 runs to their overnight score with a spirited 32-run last-wicket partnership.
Second day of four; Queensland won toss
ENGLAND A - First Innings
M A Butcher c Cassell b Jackson 72
M P Vaughan c Barsby b Creevey 0
A McGrath c Law b Muller 1
C White c Seccombe b Creevey 24
J E R Gallian lbw b Creevey 26
*A J Hollioake lbw b Prestwidge 0
M A Ealham c Seccombe b Creevey 41
W K Hegg c Law b Creevey 3
A F Giles c Seccombe b Creevey 20
G Chapple not out 16
D W Headley b Muller 14
Extras (lb7, nb6) 13
Total (83.3 overs) 230
Fall: 1-8, 2-9, 3-39, 4-99, 5-114, 6-147, 7-164, 8-198, 9-201.
Bowling: Muller 18.3-6-42-2; Creevey 27-5-70-6; Prestwidge 12-2-45-1; Law 5-2-14-0; Jackson 21-8-52-1.
QUEENSLAND - First Innings
T J Dixon c Vaughan b White 62
T J Barsby lbw b Ealham 29
J P Maher c Hegg b White 10
*S G Law c Chapple b Hollioake 19
M P Mott not out 12
J L Cassell not out 9
Extras (lb3, nb10) 13
Total (for 4, 54 overs) 154
Fall: 1-62, 2-81, 3-130, 4-132.
To bat: W A Seccombe, S A Prestwidge, B N Creevey, P W Jackson, S A Muller.
Bowling: Headley 9-1-30-0; Chapple 13-4-33-0; Ealham 5-2-16-1; Giles 9-3-25-0; White 10-2-27-2; Hollioake 8-5-20-1.
Umpires: P D Parker and J F Torpey.Reuse content