Sheffield Shield Cricket Remains Australia’s Nursery For Test Matches

Sheffield Shield Cricket Remains Australia’s Nursery For Test Matches

Sheffield Shield Cricket Still Held In High Regards By Cricketers

Victor P Taffa

While other forms of cricket have taken hold such as 20:20 and limited over matches, the Sheffield Shield Cricket competition is still held in high regard by cricketers and a nursery for Australia in Test Match Cricket.

Sheffield Shield Cricket does not attract the crowds of 35,596 during the 1927-28 season in a New South Wales vs. Queensland match at the Sydney Cricket Ground however the 2016-17 fixtures has Sheffield Shield Cricket being played in other locations as listed below that allows many people to see first class cricketers in action.

The Victoria Bushrangers will return to Alice Springs in 2017 to play a Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia from 8-11 March at the iconic TIO Traeger Park.

The match will be the fourth time Alice Springs has hosted the Bushrangers after their thrilling final-over draw against New South Wales earlier this year and matches against Queensland and Tasmania in 2015.

The Bushrangers will also play the Sheffield Shield final in Alice Springs should they finish top of the ladder in the 2016/17 season.

 

Sheffield Shield Cricket Competition

The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia. The tournament is contested between teams from the six states of Australia. Prior to the Shield being established, a number of intercolonial matches were played.

The Shield was donated by Lord Sheffield during the 1892-93 season and was initially contested between New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

 

Sheffield Shield Cricket Competition Expansion

On 1 July 2018 The Northern Territory under existing boundaries will become Australia’s 7th duly constituted state as the State of North Australia. With that in mind, the new State of North Australia would rightfully participate in the Sheffield Shield Competition from the 2018-19 season onwards.

Statehood will enable Cricket to flourish and provide people with opportunities to represent Australia at Test Match level from the nursery of Sheffield Shield Cricket.

 

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Shield Fixture For Season 2016/17

Round 1

25 October 2016

VIC V. TAS

MCG, Melbourne

2:00 PM Local Time

Round 1

25 October 2016

QLD V. NSW

Gabba, Brisbane

2:00 PM Local Time

Round 1

25 October 2016

WA V. SA

WACA, Perth

2:00 PM Local Time

 

Round 2

4 November 2016

VIC V. QLD

MCG, Melbourne

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 2

4 November 2016

NSW V. WA

SCG, Sydney

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 2

4 November 2016

SA V. TAS

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

10:30 AM Local Time

 

Round 3

17 November 2016

NSW V. VIC

SCG, Sydney

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 3

17 November 2016

QLD V. SA

Gabba, Brisbane

10:00 AM Local Time

Round 3

17 November 2016

WA V. TAS

WACA, Perth

10:30 AM Local Time

 

Round 4

26 November 2016

VIC V. SA

MCG, Melbourne

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 4

26 November 2016

TAS V. NSW

Blundstone Arena, Hobart

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 4

26 November 2016

QLD V. WA

Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

10:00 AM Local Time

 

Round 5

5 December 2016

TAS V. VIC

Blundstone Arena, Hobart

2:00 PM Local Time

Round 5

5 December 2016

SA V. NSW

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

2:00 PM Local Time

Round 5

5 December 2016

WA V. QLD

WACA, Perth

2:00 PM Local Time

 

Round 6

1 February 2017

VIC V. NSW

MCG, Melbourne

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 6

1 February 2017

SA V. WA

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 6

1 February 2017

QLD V. TAS

Gabba, Brisbane

10:00 AM Local Time

 

Round 7

10 February 2017

NSW V. QLD

SCG, Sydney

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 7

10 February 2017

TAS V. WA

Blundstone Arena, Hobart

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 7

10 February 2017

SA V. VIC

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

10:30 AM Local Time

 

Round 8

25 February 2017

NSW V. TAS

North Dalton Park, Wollongong

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 8

25 February 2017

SA V. QLD

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 8

25 February 2017

WA V. VIC

WACA, Perth

10:30 AM Local Time

 

Round 9

7 March 2017

NSW V. SA

SCG, Sydney

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 9

7 March 2017

TAS V. QLD

Blundstone Arena, Hobart

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 9

8 March 2017

VIC V. WA

Traeger Park, Alice Springs

10:30 AM Local Time

 

Round 10

16 March 2017

TAS V. SA

Blundstone Arena, Hobart

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 10

16 March 2017

QLD V. VIC

Gabba, Brisbane

10:30 AM Local Time

Round 10

16 March 2017

WA V. NSW

WACA, Perth

10:30 AM Local Time

 

Sheffield Shield 2016-17 Final

26 March 2017

TBD V. TBD

TBC

10:30 AM Local Time

 

 

Sydney Cricket Ground

Sydney Cricket Ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Shield Facts

Winners Since Inception

Season         State

1892-93           VIC

1893-94           SA

1894-95           VIC

1895-96           NSW

1896-97           NSW

1897-98           VIC

1898-99           VIC

1899-1900       NSW

1900-01           VIC

1901-02           NSW

1902-03           NSW

1903-04           NSW

1904-05           NSW

1905-06           NSW

1906-07           NSW

1907-08           VIC

1908-09           NSW

1909-10           SA

1910-11           NSW

1911-12           NSW

1912-13           SA

1913-14           NSW

1914-15           VIC

1915-16           Not Held

1916-17           Not Held

1917-18           Not Held

1918-19           Not Held

1919-20           NSW

1920-21           NSW

1921-22           VIC

1922-23           NSW

1923-24           VIC

1924-25           VIC

1925-26           NSW

1926-27           SA

1927-28           VIC

1928-29           NSW

1929-30           VIC

1930-31           VIC

1931-32           NSW

1932-33           NSW

1933-34           VIC

1934-35           VIC

1935-36           SA

1936-37           VIC

1937-38           NSW

1938-39           SA

1939-40           NSW

1940-41           Not Held

1941-42           Not Held

1942-43           Not Held

1943-44           Not Held

1944-45           Not Held

1945-46           Not Held

1946-47           VIC

1947-48           WA

1948-49           NSW

1949-50           NSW

1950-51           VIC

1951-52           NSW

1952-53           SA

1953-54           NSW

1954-55           NSW

1955-56           NSW

1956-57           NSW

1957-58           NSW

1958-59           NSW

1959-60           NSW

1960-61           NSW

1961-62           NSW

1962-63           VIC

1963-64           SA

1964-65           NSW

1965-66           NSW

1966-67           VIC

1967-68           WA

1968-69           SA

1969-70           VIC

1970-71           SA

1971-72           WA

1972-73           WA

1973-74           VIC

1974-75           WA

1975-76           SA

1976-77           WA

1977-78           WA

1978-79           VIC

1979-80           VIC

1980-81           WA

1981-82           SA

1982-83           NSW

1983-84           WA

1984-85           NSW

1985-86           NSW

1986-87           WA

1987-88           WA

1988-89           WA

1989-90           NSW

1990-91           VIC

1991-92           WA

1992-93           NSW

1993-94           NSW

1994-95           QLD

1995-96           SA

1996-97           QLD

1997-98           WA

1998-99           WA

1999-2000       QLD

2000-01           QLD

2001-02           QLD

2002-03           NSW

2003-04           VIC

2004-05           NSW

2005-06           QLD

2006-07           TAS

2007-08           NSW

2008-09           VIC

2009-10           VIC

2010-11           TAS

2011-12           QLD

2012-13           TAS

2013-14           NSW

2014-15           VIC

2015-16           VIC

 

Overall Winners And First Season Of Team In Competition

NSW               46        1892-93

QLD                7          1926-27

SA                   13        1892-93

TAS                 3          1977-78

VIC                 30        1892-93

WA                 15        1947-48

Total           114

 

Abbreviations

NSW               New South Wales

QLD                Queensland

SA                   South Australia

TAS                 Tasmania

VIC                 Victoria

WA                 Western Australia

Gabba              Brisbane Cricket Ground in suburb of Woolloongabba and known as Gabba

MCG               Melbourne Cricket Ground

SCG                Sydney Cricket Ground

WACA            Western Australia Cricket Association