Shield

  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title 25-03-2014 09:36 AM

    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...
  • Johan Botha handed a one-match ban by CA 07-03-2014 12:32 PM

    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...
  • Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield 01-03-2014 10:03 AM

    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...
  • Western Australia's Ashton Agar fined 25-11-2013 01:30 PM

    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...
  • Prithvi Shaw: Ten things to know about the prodigious talent 20-11-2013 07:48 PM

    Mumbai's Harris Shield inter-school cricket tournament has a history of bringing prodigious talent into limelight. Prithvi Shaw, a 15-year-old batsman, is the latest to join the list as he smashed a record 546 off just 330 balls representing his school Rizvi Springfield at the famous Azad Maidan on Wednesday. In...
  • 15-year-old Prithvi Shaw slams 546 in Mumbai's Harris Shield, breaks school cricket record 20-11-2013 02:54 PM

    Batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw made heads turn and with it history pages on Wednesday with a knock of 546 in a Harris Shield match between his school Rizvi Springfield and St Francis D'Assisi - the first 500-plus score in school cricket. Resuming his innings from overnight 257* in just 166...
  • Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering 17-11-2013 10:12 AM

    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...
  • Mitchell Johnson on the brink of Test recall for Australia 11-11-2013 02:03 PM

    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 32-year-old left-armer hasn't played a Test match since March, but has been in impressive form in the limited-overs arena for...
  • Aussie Test opener Chris Rogers nears ton in Shield game 08-11-2013 06:42 PM

    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 first-innings knock of 88 in five hours, Rogers gave another exhibition of strong defence in the second dig, mixed with occasional lusty blows....
  • Alex Doolan pushes for Australia Test spot with ton 02-11-2013 03:50 PM

    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 two-wicket win over New South Wales on the...
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris struck down by virus 02-11-2013 02:27 PM

    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 01-11-2013 03:42 PM

    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 30-10-2013 02:53 PM

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke bounced back from a six-week 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 one-day tour to India so he could rest...
  • Michael Clarke set for Sheffield Shield return 24-10-2013 11:40 AM

    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 32-year-old batsman, who has suffered from a recurring lower...
  • Tendulkar approached to become Harris Shield brand ambassador 15-10-2013 08:02 PM

    Mumbai: Retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Tuesday approached to become the brand ambassador of Harris and Giles Shield by the organisers of the school-level cricket tournament. Tendulkar, who has announced his retirement from Test cricket after his landmark 200th and final Test at the Wankhede stadium next month, was...
  • Moyes dedicates Manchester United win to Sir Alex Ferguson 12-08-2013 08:59 AM

    London: David Moyes was not claiming too much credit after collecting his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the season curtain-raiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge...
  • Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 to lift Community Shield 11-08-2013 08:19 PM

    London: Robin van Persie reinforced his status as Manchester United's leading striker during Wayne Rooney's absence Sunday by clinching a 2-0 victory over Wigan to open the David Moyes era with a win in the Community Shield. Van Persie headed the Premier League champions in front after six minutes and...
  • Wayne Rooney out of Community Shield with shoulder injury 11-08-2013 10:47 AM

    London: Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's Community Shield match against Wigan Athletic on Sunday with a shoulder injury, British media reported. The England striker has been left out of United's squad for the season-opener at Wembley, the BBC reported on Saturday. Rooney, for whom United have turned down two...
  • Community Shield: David Moyes eyes first Manchester United trophy 09-08-2013 05:03 PM

    London: After a brand-building slog around the Far East and Asia, the serious business of managing Manchester United are beginning for David Moyes. The newcomer could excuse lackluster results on the preseason tour while getting acquainted with the United side he inherited from Alex Ferguson. But starting Sunday, there's little...
  • Wigan fly flag for second tier in EPL curtain-raiser 08-08-2013 08:54 AM

    London: The Community Shield between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic on Sunday will feature a rare appearance by a second-tier team in the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season. Wigan qualified for the match at Wembley with their shock 1-0 win over Manchester City in May's FA Cup final, just...
  • No.1 ranking in ODIs reflects our on-field conduct: Dhoni 03-06-2013 10:09 PM

    Cardiff: Criticised for maintaining a stoic silence on the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday said that the number one ranking in the ODIs brings with it certain respect in the way the players "conduct themselves" on the field. "Being number one in the world brings with...