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

Moises Henriques celebrates a wicket. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

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 schedule for the 2019-20 season, beginning on October 10, will see the six states play a full home-and-away season of ten rounds before the top two teams play off in the five-day final.

The final is the only game of the season broadcast on TV, via Fox Cricket and Kayo Sports, while the rest of the matches will be live streamed on cricket.com.au.

Sheffield Shield fixtures
Jump to round: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Final

Round 1
Date Home Away Venue Time
Thu, Oct 10 Victoria South Australia Junction Oval 10:30 AM
Thu, Oct 10 Queensland NSW The Gabba 11:00 AM
Thu, Oct 10 Western Australia Tasmania WACA 1:30 PM
Round 2
Date Home Away Venue Time
Fri, Oct 18 NSW Tasmania SCG 10:30 AM
Fri, Oct 18 Queensland South Australia The Gabba 11:00 AM
Fri, Oct 18 Western Australia Victoria WACA 1:30 PM
Round 3
Date Home Away Venue Time
Thu, Oct 31 Tasmania Victoria Blundstone Arena 10:30 AM
Fri, Nov 1 South Australia NSW Adelaide Oval 11:00 AM
Sat, Nov 2 Queensland Western Australia The Gabba 11:00 AM
Round 4
Date Home Away Venue Time
Mon, Nov 11 NSW Western Australia SCG 10:30 AM
Mon, Nov 11 South Australia Tasmania Adelaide Oval 11:00 AM
Tue, Nov 12 Victoria Queensland MCG 10:30 AM
Round 5
Date Home Away Venue Time
Fri, Nov 29 Victoria NSW MCG 10:30 AM
Fri, Nov 29 Tasmania Queensland Blundstone Arena 10:30 AM
Fri, Nov 29 Western Australia South Australia WACA 1:30 PM
Round 6
Date Home Away Venue Time
Sat, Dec 7 Victoria Western Australia MCG 10:30 AM
Sat, Dec 7 NSW Queensland SCG 10:30 AM
Sat, Dec 7 Tasmania South Australia Blundstone Arena 10:30 AM
Round 7
Date Home Away Venue Time
Fri, Feb 14 NSW Victoria SCG 10:30 AM
Fri, Feb 14 South Australia Western Australia Adelaide Oval 11:00 AM
Fri, Feb 14 Queensland Tasmania The Gabba 11:00 AM
Round 8
Date Home Away Venue Time
Mon, Feb 24 NSW South Australia Bankstown Oval 10:30 AM
Mon, Feb 24 Tasmania Western Australia Blundstone Arena 10:30 AM
Mon, Feb 24 Queensland Victoria The Gabba 11:00 AM
Round 9
Date Home Away Venue Time
Fri, Mar 6 Tasmania NSW Blundstone Arena 10:30 AM
Fri, Mar 6 South Australia Victoria Adelaide Oval 11:00 AM
Fri, Mar 6 Western Australia Queensland WACA 1:30 PM
Round 10
Date Home Away Venue Time
Tue, Mar 17 South Australia Queensland Karen Rolton Oval 11:00 AM
Tue, Mar 17 Western Australia NSW WACA 1:30 PM
Thu, Mar 19 Victoria Tasmania Junction Oval 10:30 AM
Final
Date Home Away Venue Time
Fri, Mar 27 TBC TBC TBC TBC

One-Day Cup

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The men’s domestic one-day cup runs from September 20 to November 26, broken into three instalments of fixtures in between Sheffield Shield games for the first time in recent memory. Each team plays seven games before the top two face each other in the final.

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

Men’s Domestic One-Day Cup fixtures
Jump to games: First rotation | Second rotation | Third Rotation | Final

Rotation 1
Date Home Away Ground Time Broadcast
Sat, Sep 21 Western Australia Victoria WACA 4:00 PM cricket.com.au
Sun, Sep 22 Queensland NSW Allan Border Field 9:30 AM Fox Cricket
Mon, Sep 23 Tasmania Victoria WACA 12:00 PM cricket.com.au
Tue, Sep 24 Queensland South Australia Allan Border Field 9:30 AM Fox Cricket
Wed, Sep 25 Western Australia Tasmania WACA 12:00 PM cricket.com.au
Thu, Sep 26 NSW South Australia Allan Border Field 9:30 AM Fox Cricket
Sun, Sep 29 South Australia Tasmania Karen Rolton Oval 10:30 AM cricket.com.au
Sun, Sep 29 Victoria Queensland Junction Oval 10:00 AM Fox Cricket
Mon, Sep 30 NSW Western Australia Drummoyne Oval 9:30 AM Fox Cricket
Tue, Oct 1 Victoria Queensland Junction Oval 10:00 AM Fox Cricket
Tue, Oct 1 South Australia Tasmania Karen Rolton Oval 10:30 AM cricket.com.au
Wed, Oct 2 NSW Western Australia Drummoyne Oval 9:30 AM cricket.com.au
Rotation 2
Date Home Away Ground Time Broadcast
Wed, Oct 23 NSW Tasmania SCG 10:00 AM Fox Cricket
Wed, Oct 23 Queensland South Australia Allan Border Field 11:00 AM cricket.com.au
Wed, Oct 23 Western Australia Victoria WACA 5:00 PM cricket.com.au
Thu, Oct 31 Queensland Western Australia Metricon Stadium 11:00 AM Fox Cricket
Rotation 3
Date Home Away Ground Time Broadcast
Sun, Nov 17 South Australia Western Australia Karen Rolton Oval 10:30 AM cricket.com.au
Sun, Nov 17 Victoria NSW MCG 2:00 PM Fox Cricket
Mon, Nov 18 Tasmania Queensland Blundstone Arena 10:00 AM Fox Cricket
Tue, Nov 19 Victoria South Australia MCG 10:00 AM Fox Cricket
Thu, Nov 21 Tasmania NSW Blundstone Arena 10:00 AM Fox Cricket
Final
Date Home Away Ground Time Broadcast
Tue, Nov 26 Queensland Western Australia Allan Border Field 11am Fox Cricket

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.

The 2019-20 WNCL features the longest season to date, with each side playing eight matches instead of the six in previous years. The season runs from September 21, 2019, to the final on February 16, 2020. The only match of the season to be broadcast live is the final, which will be streamed live on cricket.com.au.

WNCL fixtures
Jump to week: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Final

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Week 1
Date Home Away Venue Time
Sat, Sep 21 Queensland Fire Western Australia Souths District Cricket Club 10:00 AM
Sun, Sep 22 Tasmanian Tigers Western Australia Souths District Cricket Club 9:30 AM
Sun, Sep 22 SA Scorpions NSW Breakers Karen Rolton Oval 10:30 AM
Sun, Sep 22 Victoria ACT Meteors Park 25 10:30 AM
Mon, Sep 23 Queensland Fire Tasmanian Tigers Souths District Cricket Club 10:00 AM
Tue, Sep 24 SA Scorpions ACT Meteors Karen Rolton Oval 10:30 AM
Tue, Sep 24 NSW Breakers Victoria Park 25 10:30 AM
Week 2
Date Home Away Venue Time
Mon, Jan 6 NSW Breakers ACT Meteors Hurstville Oval 10:00 AM
Tue, Jan 7 Victoria Western Australia Junction Oval 10:00 AM
Tue, Jan 7 ACT Meteors Queensland Fire Blacktown Oval 10:00 AM
Tue, Jan 7 SA Scorpions Tasmanian Tigers Karen Rolton Oval 10:30 AM
Thu, Jan 9 Victoria Western Australia Junction Oval 9:30 AM
Thu, Jan 9 NSW Breakers Queensland Fire Hurstville Oval 10:00 AM
Thu, Jan 9 SA Scorpions Tasmanian Tigers Karen Rolton Oval 10:30 AM
Week 3
Date Home Away Venue Time
Tue, Jan 21 Tasmanian Tigers Victoria TBC 10:00 AM
Tue, Jan 21 ACT Meteors Queensland Fire Manuka Oval 10:00 AM
Tue, Jan 21 Western Australia SA Scorpions WACA 1:00 PM
Wed, Jan 22 NSW Breakers Queensland Fire Manuka Oval 10:00 AM
Thu, Jan 23 Tasmanian Tigers Victoria TBC 10:00 AM
Thu, Jan 23 ACT Meteors NSW Breakers Manuka Oval 10:00 AM
Thu, Jan 23 Western Australia SA Scorpions WACA 1:00 PM
Week 4
Date Home Away Venue Time
Tue, Feb 4 NSW Breakers Tasmanian Tigers North Sydney Oval 10:00 AM
Tue, Feb 4 ACT Meteors Western Australia Phillip Oval 10:00 AM
Tue, Feb 4 Queensland Fire Victoria Allan Border Field 11:00 AM
Wed, Feb 5 Victoria SA Scorpions Allan Border Field 11:00 AM
Thu, Feb 6 NSW Breakers Western Australia North Sydney Oval 10:00 AM
Thu, Feb 6 ACT Meteors Tasmanian Tigers Phillip Oval 10:00 AM
Thu, Feb 6 Queensland Fire SA Scorpions Allan Border Field 11:00 AM
Final
Date Home Away Venue Time
Sun, Feb 16 TBC TBC TBC TBC

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
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 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 An innings and 354 runs Gabba Queensland
2004-05 New South Wales Queensland 1 wicket Gabba Queensland
2003-04 Victoria Queensland 321 runs MCG Victoria
2002-03 Queensland New South Wales 246 runs Gabba Queensland
2001-02 Queensland Tasmania 235 runs Gabba Queensland
2000-01 Queensland Victoria 4 wickets Gabba Queensland
1999-2000 Queensland Victoria Draw Gabba Queensland
1998-99 Western Australia Queensland An innings and 31 runs 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 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.

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Here are a list of premiers before the round robin and final tournament was added.

1969-70: New Zealand
1970-71: Western Australia
1971-72: Victoria
1972-73: New Zealand
1973-74: Western Australia
1974-75: New Zealand
1975-76: Queensland
1976-77: Western Australia
1977-78: Western Australia
1978-79: Tasmania

Since the final was added, these are the premiers and tournament information.

Year Champion Runner-up Margin Final venue Minor premiers
2018-19 Victoria Tasmania 110 runs Junction Oval Western Australia
2017-18 Western Australia South Australia 6 wickets Bellerive Oval Western Australia
2016-17 Queensland New South Wales 6 wickets North Sydney Oval Queensland
2015-16 New South Wales South Australia 9 wickets North Sydney Oval New South Wales
2014-15 Western Australia New South Wales 64 runs SCG Western Australia
2013-14 Queensland New South Wales 5 wickets North Sydney Oval Queensland
2012-13 Queensland Victoria 2 runs MCG Victoria
2011-12 South Australia Tasmania Tie Adelaide Oval South Australia
2010-11 Victoria Tasmania 84 runs MCG Victoria
2009-10 Tasmania Victoria 110 runs MCG Victoria
2008-09 Queensland Victoria 12 runs MCG Victoria
2007-08 Tasmania Victoria 1 wicket Bellerive Oval Tasmania
2006-07 Queensland Victoria 21 runs MCG Victoria
2005-06 New South Wales South Australia 1 wicket Adelaide Oval South Australia
2004-05 Tasmania Queensland 7 wickets Gabba Queensland
2003-04 Western Australia Queensland 4 wickets Gabba Queensland
2002-03 New South Wales Western Australia 7 wickets WACA Western Australia
2001-02 New South Wales Queensland 19 runs Gabba Queensland
2000-01 New South Wales Western Australia 6 wickets WACA Western Australia
1999-2000 Western Australia Queensland 45 runs WACA Western Australia
1998-99 Victoria New South Wales 39 runs MCG Victoria
1997-98 Queensland New South Wales 2 wickets SCG New South Wales
1996-97 Western Australia Queensland 8 wickets WACA Western Australia
1995-96 Queensland Western Australia 4 wickets Gabba Queensland
1994-95 Victoria South Australia 4 wickets MCG Victoria
1993-94 New South Wales Western Australia 43 runs SCG New South Wales
1992-93 New South Wales Victoria 4 wickets SCG N/A – pools
1991-92 New South Wales Western Australia 69 runs WACA N/A – pools
1990-91 Western Australia New South Wales 7 wickets WACA N/A – pools
1989-90 Western Australia South Australia 7 wickets WACA N/A – pools
1988-89 Queensland Victoria 163 runs MCG N/A – pools
1987-88 New South Wales South Australia 23 runs SCG N/A – pools
1986-87 South Australia Tasmania 86 runs TCA Ground N/A – pools
1985-86 Western Australia Victoria 19 runs MCG N/A – pools
1984-85 New South Wales South Australia 88 runs SCG N/A – pools
1983-84 South Australia Western Australia 8 runs Adelaide Oval N/A – pools
1982-83 Western Australia New South Wales 4 wickets WACA N/A – pools
1981-82 Queensland New South Wales 27 runs SCG N/A – pools
1980-81 Queensland Western Australia 72 runs WACA N/A – pools
1979-80 Victoria New South Wales 4 wickets MCG N/A – pools

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 Runner-up Margin Final venue Minor premiers
2018-19 Melbourne Renegades Melbourne Stars 13 runs Marvel Stadium Hobart Hurricanes
2017-18 Adelaide Strikers Hobart Hurricanes 25 runs Adelaide Oval Perth Scorchers
2016-17 Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers 9 wickets WACA Perth Scorchers
2015-16 Sydney Thunder Melbourne Stars 3 wickets MCG Adelaide Strikers
2014-15 Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers 4 wickets Manuka Oval Adelaide Strikers
2013-14 Perth Scorchers Hobart Hurricanes 39 runs WACA Melbourne Stars
2012-13 Brisbane Heat Perth Scorchers 34 runs WACA Melbourne Renegades
2011-12 Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers 7 wickets WACA Perth Scorchers

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