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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.
The Sheffield Shield is the premier first-class competition in the world.
The lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria meant that only the first four matches were initially locked in. Cricket Australia has now added further fixtures and the complete season will be unveiled in the next few weeks. This page will be updated as soon as more matches are confirmed.
|Fri Sep 24||South Australia vs Western Australia||Karen Rolton Oval||10:30am|
|Thu Oct 7||Queensland vs Tasmania||Karen Rolton Oval||10:30am|
|Fri Oct 15||South Australia vs Queensland||Adelaide Oval||10:30am|
|Sun Oct 17||Western Australia vs Tasmania||WACA Ground||1pm|
|Wed Oct 27||Western Australia vs South Australia||WACA Ground||1pm|
|Wed Oct 27||Queensland vs Tasmania||Riverway Stadium, Townsville||10am|
|Wed Oct 27||New South Wales vs Victoria||Drummoyne Oval||10:30am|
|Fri Nov 5||Victoria vs New South Wales||MCG||10:30am|
|Wed Nov 10||Queensland vs Western Australia||Gabba||TBC|
|Wed Nov 10||Tasmania vs South Australia||Blundstone Arena, Hobart||10:30am|
As with the Sheffield Shield, ongoing lockdowns and border restrictions mean only three Marsh Cup fixtures have been revealed.
Marsh Cup matches can be streamed on Kayo Sports and cricket.com.au, while some are also televised on Fox Cricket.
|Wed Sep 22||South Australia vs Western Australia||Karen Rolton Oval||10am|
|Wed Oct 13||South Australia vs Queensland||Karen Rolton Oval||10:30am|
|Fri Oct 15||Western Australia vs Tasmania||WACA Ground||5pm|
|Mon Oct 25||Western Australia vs South Australia||WACA Ground||TBC|
|Mon Nov 1||Queensland vs Tasmania||Riverway Stadium, Townsville||TBC|
|Fri Nov 12||Victoria vs New South Wales||MCG||TBC (Day/Night)|
|Mon Nov 15||Queensland vs Western Australia||Gabba||TBC (Day/Night)|
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.
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 2021-22 season will begin on Thursday, December 16, with the full fixtures yet to be released.
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 and result||Final venue|
|2020-21||Queensland def. New South Wales by an innings and 33 runs||The Gabba|
|2019-20||New South Wales – No final due to COVID|
|2018-19||Victoria def. New South Wales by 177 runs||Junction Oval|
|2017-18||Queensland def. Tasmania by nine wickets||Allan Border Field|
|2016-17||Victoria dr. with South Australia||Traeger Park|
|2015-16||Victoria def. South Australia by seven wickets||Glenelg Oval|
|2014-15||Victoria dr. with Western Australia||Bellerive Oval|
|2013-14||New South Wales dr. with Western Australia||Manuka Oval|
|2012-13||Tasmania dr. with Queensland||Bellerive Oval|
|2011-12||Queensland def. Tasmania by three wickets||The Gabba|
|2010-11||New South Wales def. Tasmania by seven wickets||Bellerive Oval|
|2009-10||Victoria def. Queensland by 457 runs||MCG|
|2008-09||Victoria dr. with Queensland||Junction Oval|
|2007-08||New South Wales def. Victoria by 258 runs||SCG|
|2006-07||Tasmania def New South Wales by 421 runs||Bellerive Oval|
|2005-06||Queensland def. Victoria by an innings and 354 runs||The Gabba|
|2004-05||New South Wales def. Queensland by one wicket||The Gabba|
|2003-04||Victoria def. Queensland by 321 runs||MCG|
|2002-03||Queensland def. New South Wales by 246 runs||The Gabba|
|2001-02||Queensland def. Tasmania by 235 runs||The Gabba|
|2000-01||Queensland def. Victoria by four wickets||The Gabba|
|1999-2000||Queensland dr. with Victoria||The Gabba|
|1998-99||Western Australia def. Queensland by an innings and 31 runs||The Gabba|
|1997-98||Western Australia def. Tasmania by seven wickets||WACA|
|1996-97||Queensland def. Western Australia by 160 runs||WACA|
|1995-96||South Australia dr. with Western Australia||Adelaide Oval|
|1994-95||Queensland def. South Australia by an innings and 101 runs||The Gabba|
|1993-94||New South Wales def. Tasmania by an innings and 61 runs||SCG|
|1992-93||New South Wales def. Queensland by eight wickets||SCG|
|1991-92||Western Australia def. New South Wales by 44 runs||WACA|
|1990-91||Victoria def. New South Wales by eight wickets||MCG|
|1989-90||New South Wales def. Queensland by 345 runs||SCG|
|1988-89||Western Australia dr. with South Australia||WACA|
|1987-88||Western Australia dr. with Queensland||WACA|
|1986-87||Western Australia dr. with Victoria||WACA|
|1985-86||New South Wales dr. with Queensland||SCG|
|1984-85||New South Wales def. Queensland by one wicket||SCG|
|1983-84||Western Australia def. Queensland by four wickets||WACA|
|1982-83||New South Wales def. Western Australia by 54 runs||WACA|
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|
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|