Sheffield Shield

  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return September 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris is hoping to be fit in time for the domestic Sheffield Shield season in October as he continues his long recovery from knee surgery. Harris, who bowled Australia to a rare Test series victory over South Africa on one knee, returned to the nets last...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning 463-run...
  • Johan Botha handed a one-match ban by CA March 7, 2014

    Melbourne: South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales. CA in statement said that in the first breach, the former South African...
  • Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield March 1, 2014

    Australia will play a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition under lights next week as a trial for playing day-night Test cricket, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Brisbane's Gabba ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval will all host matches with sessions played at night using...
  • Western Australia's Ashton Agar fined November 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday fined spinner Ashton Agar 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Behaviour during Western Australia's Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers at the WACA. Agar was reported by umpires for breaching Article 2.1.3 showing dissent at an...
  • Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering November 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australia Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been fined and suspended for pitch tampering during a domestic first class match between Victoria and Tasmania. Wade, the Victoria captain, was found to have tampered with the pitch during his innings of 119 in the first innings of a match which his...
  • Mitchell Johnson on the brink of Test recall for Australia November 11, 2013

    Perth: The prospects of an Ashes Test recall for Mitchell Johnson increased Monday when the veteran paceman was rested from a domestic Sheffield Shield match for his state team. The 32yearold leftarmer hasn't played a Test match since March, but has been in impressive form in the limitedovers arena for Australia...
  • Aussie Test opener Chris Rogers nears ton in Shield game November 8, 2013

    Melbourne: Test opener Chris Rogers scored an unbeaten 96 for Victoria on Friday to play himself into form ahead of the Ashes series against England. After his firstinnings knock of 88 in five hours, Rogers gave another exhibition of strong defence in the second dig, mixed with occasional lusty blows. The 36yearold...
  • Alex Doolan pushes for Australia Test spot with ton November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Alex Doolan boosted his chances of a Test debut in this month's Ashes series with a brilliant century for Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Saturday. Doolan scored 132 to help the defending Shield champions claim a thrilling twowicket win over New South Wales on the...
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris struck down by virus November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris succumbed to a virus and was unable to bowl for Queensland in their Sheffield Shield game on Saturday just weeks out from the Ashes series opener with England. As the Bulls drew with South Australia in the Shield match in Adelaide, Harris became the latest...
  • Michael Clarke reprimanded over dissent charge November 1, 2013

    Sydney: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has been reprimanded for showing dissent while playing for New South Wales in a domestic match, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Clarke was reported by the umpires on Thursday for challenging an umpire's decision while captaining NSW in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania...
  • Michael Clarke bounces back from injury with 88 October 30, 2013

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke bounced back from a sixweek injury layoff with a stylish 88 for New South Wales against Tasmania. Clarke has been plagued by chronic back problems since he was a teenager and was ruled out of Australia's ongoing oneday tour to India so he could rest...
  • Michael Clarke set for Sheffield Shield return October 24, 2013

    Sydney: Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke is back in the nets and could return to competitive action by the end of the month in a major boost to the hosts before the start of the Ashes series on November 21. The 32yearold batsman, who has suffered from a recurring lower back...
  • Ponting to play on for Tasmania after Sheffield Shield title March 27, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says he will play another season with Tasmania after they won the Sheffield Shield competition. The 38yearold retired from international cricket in December and had been expected to make the current domestic season his last, but said he was in good touch and wanted...
  • Ricky Ponting lifts domestic trophy with Tasmania March 26, 2013

    Hobart: Tasmania won the Sheffield Shield after holding Queensland to a draw on Tuesday in the final of Australia's domestic firstclass competition, giving extest captain Ricky Ponting his first trophy with his home province in two decades. Set 446 from 87 overs to win on the last day, Queensland finished 183...
  • Ricky Ponting adjudged Sheffield Shield player of the year March 20, 2013

    Hobart: While Australia are struggling in India having lost three Tests on the trot, Ricky Ponting, who retired from international cricket in December 2012, put up a remarkable show in the domestic circuit to be named as Sheffield Shield player of the year. The 38-year-old, who plays for Tasmania, has...
  • Justin Langer appointed Western Australia coach November 14, 2012

    Perth: Former Test opener Justin Langer will leave his position as batting coach with the national cricket team to become head coach of Western Australia. Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday that Queensland Sheffield Shieldwinning skipper Stuart Law had been appointed Australia's interim batting coach, replacing Langer for at least the...
  • Ponting injury worries Aus ahead of Gabba Test November 2, 2012

    Sydney: Australian batsman Ricky Ponting was pulled out of a Sheffield Shield game on Friday with a hamstring injury, just days before the inform veteran is due to lineup against South Africa in the first Test. The 37yearold developed "some hamstring soreness during the game", Cricket Australia said of the former...
  • Ponting slams 162 for Tasmania in Sheffield Shield October 24, 2012

    Sydney: Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting smashed an unbeaten 162 in the Sheffield Shield as his fine form continued ahead of the first Test against South Africa. The 37yearold, who was dumped from the oneday and Twenty20 international squads, has not played a Test since the West Indies last April...
  • Queensland win Sheffield Shield in Australia March 19, 2012

    Brisbane: Queensland claimed their seventh domestic firstclass title when they wrapped up a threewicket win over defending champions Tasmania with a day to spare in the Sheffield Shield final. Chasing 133 to win, Queensland were coasting at 832 on Monday before slumping to 887 following a middleorder collapse sparked by James...
  • Starc hoping to get recall for ODI finals February 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's leftarm paceman Mitchell Starc hopes that his current form for New South Wales will help him get back into Australia's oneday squad before the triseries finals. Starc, who took just one wicket in the last three oneday Internationals, was replaced by Ryan Harris in Australia's 13member squad for the...
  • Watson, Haddin to play in Shield game February 14, 2012

    Sydney: Australian Test stars Shane Watson and Brad Haddin will play for New South Wales in this week's Sheffield Shield while Australia are involved in the tri oneday series against India and Sri Lanka. Both were named on Tuesday in the NSW team to play Western Australia in Perth, starting...
  • Simon Katich cleared of fracture February 7, 2012

    Sydney: Former Test opener Simon Katich was cleared of any fracture on Tuesday after suffering concussion when he topedged a pull shot into his face during a Sheffield Shield match. The 36yearold was treated at the ground on Monday by New South Wales medical staff during the game against Tasmania and...
  • Spotfixing still a worry, believe Australians January 29, 2012

    Adelaide: A survey has revealed that a large number of Australian cricketers believe that spotfixing still remains a problem in international cricket, but they are sure that their domestic game is clean. The survey was conducted by Inside Cricket magazine in conjunction with the Australian Cricketers' Association. Out of 110 cricketers...