Third consecutive Shield title for Victoria

Thursday March 30, 2017 by  

Victoria have secured a record third consecutive Sheffield Shield title, despite drawing the match with South Australia towards the end of Day Five at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

This record winning streak was last achieved by Queensland in 2002 and is the first time for Victoria’s 125 year history.

Victoria elected to continue batting into the fifth day, setting South Australia a chase of 524 runs. Read more

Victoria claim Shield on final day

Wednesday March 30, 2016 by  

The South Australian Redbacks have suffered a seven wicket defeat to Victoria on the final day’s play at Glenelg Stadium, as the Bushrangers won back to back Sheffield Shield titles.

Requiring 98-runs on the final day to claim victory, Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb raced to the finish line for Victoria to secure the win.

Stoinis was particularly aggressive in the opening session, smashing four sixes off one over to accelerate the Bushrangers towards the required total. Read more

Gallant Warriors miss out on Shield glory

Wednesday March 25, 2015 by  

The Western Warriors have narrowly missed out on completing the perfect summer for WA Cricket with the Sheffield Shield final at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval going into the fifth and final day but ultimately ending in a draw.

The Warriors set up a tantalising final day when they declared at 2-293 in their second innings, leaving Victoria 334 runs for outright victory from 96 overs.

However, a draw was worthy enough for Victoria to claim the converted first-class domestic trophy and they solidly batted out the day to finish on 4-158 despite Test opener Chris Rogers (17) being dismissed before lunch when he was bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile. Read more

Warriors secure first outright win of season

Monday November 25, 2013 by  

The Western Warriors have recaptured the Meuleman Trophy and secured their first outright win of the Bupa Sheffield Shield season with an innings and 38-runs victory over the Victoria Bushrangers at the WACA Ground.

The result puts WA on eight points, equal with a log-jam of teams from second place on the table down to fifth at the time of the conclusion of the match.

Victoria entered the final day’s play at 5-272 and with a mountain to climb, having been made to follow-on and still trailing by 111. Read more

Outright win within Warriors’ reach

Sunday November 24, 2013 by  

The Western Warriors will enter the final day’s play against Victoria Bushrangers with their first outright win and full points of the Bupa Sheffield Shield season in sight.

The Warriors today collected first innings points, before enforcing the follow-on and having Victoria 5-272 at stumps on the penultimate day.

The WA attack shared the spoils, with five of the six bowlers to trundle in – Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Michael Hogan, Mitch Marsh and Ashton Agar – taking a wicket, leaving Cameron White (110) and Dan Christian (10) as the not-out batsmen. Read more

Bullish Warriors put Bushrangers to sword

Saturday November 23, 2013 by  

The Western Warriors have edged closer to their first outright win of the Bupa Sheffield Shield season, putting Victoria Bushrangers to the sword on Day 2 at the WACA Ground.

WA entered the day on 3-315 and extended that to 8-581 by the time the side declared prior to tea.

Any concerns the total could be matched on a batting-friendly wicket disappeared as quickly as the Victoria batsmen themselves, with the Bushrangers having lost four wickets before tea and ending the day 7-158. Read more

Warriors on top as North shines again

Friday November 22, 2013 by  

The dazzling renaissance of Marcus North continued today as the Western Warriors marched to 3-315 at stumps on Day 1 of the Bupa Sheffield Shield clash against Victoria at the WACA Ground.

It was a crucial performance by WA, with the Warriors chasing their first outright win of the season and presented with a prime opportunity to do achieve that with this home game against Victoria followed by another at the WACA Ground against Queensland next week.

Victoria won the toss and sent WA in to bat and opener North, who entered the game with 444 runs for the season at an average of 111, was industrious as he crafted his way to 145 before falling with half an hour left to play. Read more

Heroic North helps Warriors hang on

Saturday November 2, 2013 by  

Marcus North has produced a brilliant unbeaten century to help the Western Warriors hang on for a draw in their opening Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers at the MCG today.

The Warriors survived the Bushrangers’ best efforts as time elapsed with WA having two wickets in hand at the conclusion of play.

North was unbeaten on 118 from 314 balls when stumps were called, alongside Jason Behrendorff who repelled the Victorian attack in the dying overs. Read more

Katich fires but Warriors fall short

Tuesday October 15, 2013 by  

Simon Katich returned with a vintage half-century but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Western Warriors from falling to a 59-run defeat to Victoria Bushrangers in the Ryobi One-Day Cup at North Sydney Oval on Tuesday.

Katich, making his first appearance for his home state since 2002, put together a fine 67 off 58 balls as the Warriors fell short in their pursuit of Victoria’s 8-331.

Shaun Marsh, in his return from a hamstring injury, had got WA off to a strong start with an aggressive 47 but the target proved too much for the Warriors. Read more

Interstate Program for 2011-12 announced

Wednesday August 17, 2011 by  

Cricket Australia (CA) has today announced the full 2011-12 interstate season program, getting underway with the Ryobi One-Day Cup on Sunday October 9 as the Queensland Bulls take on the Victorian Bushrangers at the Gabba and broadcast live on Fox Sports.

The Sheffield Shield, which is likely to have a new naming rights sponsor, opens just two days later with the same two teams battling it out in Brisbane while the Western Warriors host the Tasmanian Tigers at the WACA Ground.

The Shield remains at 10 rounds of action plus a five-day final, with half the schedule to be played before the first Vodafone Test of the summer against New Zealand giving aspirants a significant opportunity to press their claims. Read more