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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 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.

Select matches can be streamed on Kayo Sports. The rest of the matches are live-streamed on cricket.com.au.

Sheffield Shield 2021-22 fixtures

Sheffield Shield
Date Fixture Venue Time
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
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One-Day Cup

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.

One-Day Cup
Date Fixture Venue Time
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.

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 2021-22 season will begin on Thursday, December 16, with the full fixtures yet to be released.

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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 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
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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