SHEFFIELD SHIELD

  • Hughes blow 'rare' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara 2 days ago

    The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday. Hughes took a blow on the head from a short delivery while batting...
  • Phillip Hughes was wearing older model helmet, says manufacturer 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing an older model helmet when he suffered a serious head injury on Tuesday and the latest version released about a year ago might have offered better protection, the equipment manufacturer has said. Hughes, who is fighting for his life in a Sydney hospital, was...
  • More scans for Phil Hughes as he fights for life, was wearing wrong helmet 2 days ago

    Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was to have more scans on Wednesday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as players rallied around the bowler who inflicted the damage, while helmet manufacturer says the batsman was wearing an older model providing less protection The 25-year-old, who was pressing for a Test...
  • Traumatised players to be counselled after Phillip Hughes mishap 3 days ago

    Sydney: Traumatised players from the New South Wales and South Australia sides are being offered counselling after batsman Phillip Hughes was taken to the hospital following a shocking head injury that needed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and surgery. The left-handed batsman was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital and is reportedly in a critical...
  • Phillip Hughes injury a reminder of 'Gentlemen's Game' dangers 3 days ago

    To cricket outsiders, the "Gentleman's Game" often conjures the image of a slow-paced summer pastime, where players barely break sweat during matches that drag on for days. The sickening head injury that left Australia batsman Phillip Hughes in critical condition on Tuesday, however, was a brutal reminder of the sport's ferocity. Modern-day...
  • Sports world shocked at Phil Hughes' life-threatening injury 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australian sport was reeling in shock after Phillip Hughes suffered a serious head injury while batting in a domestic cricket match on Tuesday. The 25-year-old remained in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after undergoing emergency surgery as the sports world rallied around him. "Our thoughts and prayers are with...
  • Phil Hughes undergoes surgery after head knock 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes was rushed to a Sydney hospital to undergo surgery after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday. Hughes, who was wearing a batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact of the short-pitch delivery and...
  • How Phil Hughes got hit by the bouncer that has put his life in danger 3 days ago

    During a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a Tuesday afternoon, a bouncer from New South Wales' Sean Abbott hit Phil Hughes on the head knocking the South Australia batsman out. The severity of the injury was known when the batsman fell down prostrate and later taken...
  • Australian cricketer Phil Hughes hit on head by bouncer, on life support 3 days ago

    There were distressing scenes at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon, with South Australia batsman Phil Hughes knocked out by a bouncer while batting in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. He was stretchered from the ground to the ambulance in critical condition, following which he was...
  • Australia opener Chris Rogers answers critics with Shield ton November 18, 2014

    Australia opener Chris Rogers has provided a timely answer to his critics ahead of next week's Test squad announcement with a century for Victoria in the domestic Sheffield Shield championship. The 37-year-old, who was recalled for the first Ashes series last year half a decade after his single previous Test, has...
  • 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...