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Australian Domestic Cricket: Sheffield Shield, One-Day Cup, WNCL

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There are five main competitions which make up the top tier of Australian domestic cricket: three men’s comps (the Sheffield Shield, one-day cup, and Big Bash League) and the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and Women’s Big Bash League.

For fixtures and other details on the two T20 competitions, head over to our Big Bash and Women’s Big Bash pages.

Otherwise, all the info you need to know about the Sheffield Shield, One-Day Cup and WNCL can be found below.

Sheffield Shield

The Sheffield Shield is the premier first-class competition in the world.

The first four rounds of the 2020-21 season were all scheduled to to be played in South Australia to allow players to stay in a biosecure bubble and to follow COVID protocols. With COVID restrictions since easing across much of Australia, the remaining rounds have been announced.

Domestic cricket is sure to carry even more spice with many Australian Test players set to play after the Tour to South Africa was postponed due to COVID concerns.

Three of the remaining games will be shown on Foxtel and Kayo Sports – the two NSW vs Victoria fixtures and the final. The rest of the matches will be live-streamed on cricket.com.au.

Sheffield Shield 2020-21 fixtures

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Sheffield Shield
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat Oct 10 Western Australia vs South Australia Karen Rolton Oval 10:30am
Sat Oct 10 Tasmania vs Queensland Park 25 10:30am
Mon Oct 19 South Australia vs Tasmania Karen Rolton Oval 10:30am
Mon Oct 19 New South Wales vs Western Australia Park 25 10:30am
Fri Oct 30 South Australia vs Victoria ACH Group Stadium 10:30am
Fri Oct 30 Western Australia vs Tasmania Gladys Elphick Park 10:30am
Fri Oct 30 New South Wales vs Queensland Karen Rolton Oval 11am
Sun Nov 8 South Australia vs Queensland ACH Group Stadium 10:30am
Sun Nov 8 Tasmania vs New South Wales Gladys Elphic Park 10:30am
Sun Nov 8 Victoria vs Western Australia Karen Rolton Oval 11am
Wed Feb 17 New South Wales vs Victoria Sydney Cricket Ground 10:30am
Wed Feb 17 Tasmania vs Queensland Blundstone Arena 10:30am
Thu Feb 25 New South Wales vs Victoria Bankstown Oval 10:30am
Thu Feb 25 Western Australia vs South Australia WACA 1:30pm
Fri Mar 5 Victoria vs Tasmania Melbourne Cricket Ground 10:30am
Sat Mar 6 Queensland vs Western Australia The Gabba 11am
Sat Mar 6 South Australia vs New South Wales Adelaide Oval 11am
Mon Mar 15 Queensland vs Victoria Allan Border Field 11am
Sat Mar 20 Tasmania vs New South Wales Blundstone Arena 10:30am
Tue Mar 23 Queensland vs South Australia Ian Healy Oval 11am
Thu Mar 25 Western Australia vs Victoria WACA 1:30pm
Sat Apr 3 New South Wales vs Queensland North Dalton Park 10:30am
Sat Apr 3 Victoria vs South Australia CitiPower Centre 10:30am
Sat Apr 3 Western Australia vs Tasmania WACA 1:30pm
Final
Thu Apr 15 Queensland vs New South Wales Allan Border Field 9:30am

One-Day Cup

New South Wales won the 2021 One-Day Cup. All matches were live streamed on Kayo Sports and cricket.com.au, and 12 were shown on Foxtel.

One-Day Cup
Date Fixture Venue Time
Mon Feb 15 New South Wales vs Victoria North Sydney Oval 10am
Mon Feb 22 Tasmania vs Queensland Blundstone Arena 10am
Tue Mar 2 Western Australia vs South Australia WACA 1pm
Thur Mar 4 South Australia vs New South Wales Adelaide Oval 2:30pm
Wed Mar 10 Victoria vs Tasmania CitiPower Centre 10am
Thu Mar 11 Queensland vs Western Australia The Gabba 11am
Fri Mar 12 South Australia vs Tasmania CitiPower Centre 10am
Sun Mar 14 New South Wales vs Western Australia North Sydney Oval 10am
Thu Mar 18 Tasmania vs New South Wales Blundstone Arena 10am
Sat Mar 20 Queensland vs Victoria Allan Border Field 11am
Tue Mar 23 Western Australia vs Victoria WACA 1pm
Sun Mar 28 Queensland vs South Australia Allan Border Field 10am
Wed Mar 31 New South Wales vs Queensland North Sydney Oval 2pm
Thu Apr 8 Victoria vs South Australia CitiPower Centre 9:30am
Thu Apr 8 Western Australia vs Tasmania WACA 12:30pm
Final
Sun Apr 11 New South Wales vs Western Australia Bankstown Oval 9:30am

Cricket.com and Fox Cricket usually share the broadcasting duties for the tournament; nine games streamed via the CA website and the remainder on Fox and Kayo.

Women’s National Cricket League

While lacking the profile of the WBBL, the WNCL is the premier women’s one-day cricket competition in Australia. It’s also the longest form of cricket where domestic players are professionalised, with no women’s first-class competition available. Queensland Fire won the 2021 final over Victoria.

WNCL
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat Jan 30 Queensland Fire vs ACT Meteors EPC Solar Park 10am
Wed Feb 3 Tasmania Tigers vs ACT Meteors EPC Solar Park 10am
Fri Feb 5 SA Scorpions vs Tasmania Tigers EPC Solar Park 10am
Sun Feb 7 SA Scorpions vs ACT Meteors EPC Solar Park 10am
Wed Feb 10 Victoria vs NSW Breakers CitiPower Centre 10am
Fri Feb 12 Victoria vs NSW Breakers CitiPower Centre 10am
Wed Feb 17 Tasmania Tigers vs Western Australia Kingston Twin Ovals 10am
Fri Feb 19 Tasmania Tigers vs Western Australia Kingston Twin Ovals 10am
Sat Feb 20 Queensland Fire vs SA Scorpions Allan Border Field 11am
Sun Feb 21 Victoria vs ACT Meteors CitiPower Centre 10am
Tue Feb 23 Victoria vs SA Scorpions CitiPower Centre 10am
Thu Feb 25 Tasmania Tigers vs NSW Breakers Blundstone Arena 10am
Sat Feb 27 Queensland Fire vs Western Australia Allan Border Field 10am
Sun Feb 28 Tasmania Tigers vs Victoria Blundstone Arena 10am
Sun Feb 28 SA Scorpions vs NSW Breakers Karen Rolton Oval 10:30am
Mon Mar 1 Queensland Fire vs Western Australia Allan Border Field 11am
Fri Mar 5 ACT Meteors vs NSW Breakers EPC Solar Park 10am
Fri Mar 5 Victoria vs Queensland Fire CitiPower Centre 10am
Sun Mar 7 ACT Meteors vs NSW Breakers EPC Solar Park 10am
Sun Mar 7 Tasmania Tigers vs Queensland Fire Blundstone Arena 10am
Tue Mar 9 Western Australia vs SA Scorpions WACA 1pm
Fri Mar 12 Western Australia vs ACT Meteors WACA 5pm
Thu Mar 18 Western Australia vs Victoria WACA 1pm
Fri Mar 19 NSW Breakers vs Queensland Fire North Sydney Oval 10am
Fri Mar 19 SA Scorpions vs Tasmania Tigers Karen Rolton Oval 10:30am
Sat Mar 20 Western Australia vs Victoria WACA 1pm
Sun Mar 21 NSW Breakers vs Queensland Fire North Sydney Oval 10am
Sun Mar 21 SA Scorpions vs ACT Meteors Karen Rolton Oval 2:30pm
Final
Sat Mar 27 Victoria vs Queensland Fire CitiPower Centre 10am
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Sheffield Shield history
The Sheffield Shield began with just three teams – New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia – from 1892 to 1926. Queensland were added in 1926, with Western Australia not added until 1947. Tasmania were the final team to join in 1977 while the Sheffield Shield final didn’t come into existence until the 1982-83 season.

From 2018-19, the draw was eradicated as a possible result to decide the premiership, with bonus points brought into the match itself, rather than simply handing the premiership to the minor premiers, so long as the match consisted of more than 270 overs.

Here is a full list of final results from the ’83 season onwards.

Year Champion Runner-up MarginFinal venue Minor premiers
2019-20 New South Wales No final, season cut short due to COVID pandemic
2018-19 Victoria New South Wales 177 runs Junction Oval Victoria
2017-18 Queensland Tasmania 9 wickets Allan Border Field Queensland
2016-17 Victoria South Australia Draw Traeger Park Victoria
2015-16 Victoria South Australia 7 wickets Glenelg Oval South Australia
2014-15 Victoria Western Australia Draw Bellerive Oval Victoria
2013-14 New South Wales Western Australia Draw Manuka Oval New South Wales
2012-13 Tasmania Queensland Draw Bellerive Oval Tasmania
2011-12 Queensland Tasmania 3 wickets The Gabba Queensland
2010-11 New South Wales Tasmania 7 wickets Bellerive Oval Tasmania
2009-10 Victoria Queensland 457 runs MCG Victoria
2008-09 Victoria Queensland Draw Junction Oval Victoria
2007-08 New South Wales Victoria 258 runs SCG New South Wales
2006-07 Tasmania New South Wales 421 runs Bellerive Oval Tasmania
2005-06 Queensland Victoria Innings and 354 runs The Gabba Queensland
2004-05 New South Wales Queensland 1 wicket The Gabba Queensland
2003-04 Victoria Queensland 321 runs MCG Victoria
2002-03 Queensland New South Wales 246 runs The Gabba Queensland
2001-02 Queensland Tasmania 235 runs The Gabba Queensland
2000-01 Queensland Victoria 4 wickets The Gabba Queensland
1999-2000 Queensland Victoria Draw The Gabba Queensland
1998-99 Western Australia Queensland Innings and 31 runs The Gabba Queensland
1997-98 Western Australia Tasmania 7 wickets WACA Western Australia
1996-97 Queensland Western Australia 160 runs WACA Western Australia
1995-96 South Australia Western Australia Draw Adelaide Oval South Australia
1994-95 Queensland South Australia Innings and 101 runs The Gabba Queensland
1993-94 New South Wales Tasmania Innings and 61 runs SCG New South Wales
1992-93 New South Wales Queensland 8 wickets SCG New South Wales
1991-92 Western Australia New South Wales 44 runs WACA Western Australia
1990-91 Victoria New South Wales 8 wickets MCG Victoria
1989-90 New South Wales Queensland 345 runs SCG New South Wales
1988-89 Western Australia South Australia Draw WACA Western Australia
1987-88 Western Australia Queensland Draw WACA Western Australia
1986-87 Western Australia Victoria Draw WACA Western Australia
1985-86 New South Wales Queensland Draw SCG New South Wales
1984-85 New South Wales Queensland 1 wicket SCG New South Wales
1983-84 Western Australia Queensland 4 wickets WACA Western Australia
1982-83 New South Wales Western Australia 54 runs WACA Western Australia

One-day cup history
The one-day cup began in 1969-70 with a seven-team knockout. One team from each state and a team from New Zealand who were invited to participate.

New Zealand would remain in the competition until 1975-76 having won three editions, before being left out. A round-robin and final was brought in as the new tournament structure from 1979-80.

In 2013-14, the tournament moved into a carnival format with all matches played at the start of the summer in New South Wales. That has since been expanded to include games in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Year Champion and result Final venue
2020-21 New South Wales def. Western Australia by 102 runs Bankstown Oval
2019-20 Western Australia def. Queensland by four wickets Allan Border Field
2018-19 Victoria def. Tasmania by 110 runs Junction Oval
2017-18 Western Australia def. South Australia by six wickets Bellerive Oval
2016-17 Queensland def. New South Wales by six wickets North Sydney Oval
2015-16 New South Wales def. South Australia by nine wickets North Sydney Oval
2014-15 Western Australia def. New South Wales by 64 runs SCG
2013-14 Queensland def. New South Wales by five wickets North Sydney Oval
2012-13 Queensland def. Victoria by two runs MCG
2011-12 South Australia tied with Tasmania (won on bonus point) Adelaide Oval
2010-11 Victoria def. Tasmania by 84 runs MCG
2009-10 Tasmania def. Victoria by 110 runs MCG
2008-09 Queensland def. Victoria by 12 runs MCG
2007-08 Tasmania def. Victoria by one wicket Bellerive Oval
2006-07 Queensland def. Victoria by 21 runs MCG
2005-06 New South Wales def. South Australia by one wicket Adelaide Oval
2004-05 Tasmania def. Queensland by seven wickets The Gabba
2003-04 Western Australia def. Queensland by four wickets The Gabba
2002-03 New South Wales def. Western Australia by seven wickets WACA
2001-02 New South Wales def. Queensland by 19 runs The Gabba
2000-01 New South Wales def. Western Australia by six wickets WACA
1999-00 Western Australia def. Queensland by 45 runs WACA
1998-99 Victoria def. New South Wales by 39 runs MCG
1997-98 Queensland def. New South Wales by two wickets SCG
1996-97 Western Australia def. Queensland by eight wickets WACA
1995-96 Queensland def. Western Australia by four wickets The Gabba
1994-95 Victoria def. South Australia by four wickets MCG
1993-94 New South Wales def. Western Australia by 43 runs SCG
1992-93 New South Wales def. Victoria by four wickets SCG
1991-92 New South Wales def. Western Australia by 69 runs WACA
1990-91 Western Australia def. New South Wales by seven wickets WACA
1989-90 Western Australia def. South Australia by seven wickets WACA
1988-89 Queensland def. Victoria by 163 runs MCG
1987-88 New South Wales def. South Australia by 23 runs SCG
1986-87 South Australia def. Tasmania by 86 runs TCA Ground
1985-86 Western Australia def. Victoria by 19 runs MCG
1984-85 New South Wales def. South Australia by 88 runs SCG
1983-84 South Australia def. Western Australia by eight runs Adelaide Oval
1982-83 Western Australia def. New South Wales by four wickets WACA
1981-82 Queensland def. New South Wales by 27 runs SCG
1980-81 Queensland def. Western Australia by 72 runs WACA
1979-80 Victoria def. New South Wales by four wickets MCG
1978-79 Tasmania No final
1977-78 Western Australia
1976-77 Western Australia
1975-76 Queensland
1974-75 New Zealand
1973-74 Western Australia
1972-73 New Zealand
1971-72 Victoria
1970-71 Western Australia
1969-70 New Zealand
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Big Bash history
The Big Bash has always been run as an eight-team competition, with semi-finals and a final at the end.

Year Champion and result Final venue
2020-21 Sydney Sixers def. Perth Scorchers by 27 runs SCG
2019-20 Sydney Sixers def. Melbourne Stars by 19 runs SCG
2018-19 Melbourne Renegades def. Melbourne Stars by 13 runs Marvel Stadium
2017-18 Adelaide Strikers def. Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs Adelaide Oval
2016-17 Perth Scorchers def. Sydney Sixers by nine wickets WACA
2015-16 Sydney Thunder def. Melbourne Stars by three wickets MCG
2014-15 Perth Scorchers def. Sydney Sixers by four wickets Manuka Oval
2013-14 Perth Scorchers def. Hobart Hurricanes by 39 runs WACA
2012-13 Brisbane Heat def. Perth Scorchers by 34 runs WACA
2011-12 Sydney Sixers def. Perth Scorchers by seven wickets WACA

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