Sheffield Shield


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Sheffield Shield

n
(Cricket) (in Australia) the former name for the trophy of the annual interstate cricket competition
[C19: named after Lord Sheffield, sponsor of a visiting English side in 1891–92, who inaugurated the Sheffield Shield competition in 1892]
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Summary: Melbourne [Australia], March 4 (ANI): Australian cricketer Will Pucovski was ruled out of a Sheffield Shield match with a concussion after he was struck on the head by a bouncer from fast bowler Sean Abbott.
Holland was the outstanding spinner in the Sheffield Shield last season and was named man of the match as Victoria claimed their third straight title.
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Bayliss (above) won the Sheffield Shield with New South Wales, the T20 Big Bash with Sydney Sixers and the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders.
HOBART -- Pakistanborn refugee Fawad Ahmed has broken a domestic firstclass cricket finals record in Australia, taking eight wickets for 89 runs for Victoria state in the Sheffield Shield final against Western Australia.
Five years on, the cricket world is still coming to terms with what happened to the former Australia Test batsman last week, hit on the neck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match and then two days later - Five years on, the crick-CRICKET world is still coming to terms with what happened to the former Australia Test batsman last week, hit on the neck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match and then two days later - three before what would have been his 26th birthday - dying of his injuries.
Hughes, 25, died after being struck on the neck by a bouncer while playing in a domestic Sheffield Shield match for South Australia in Sydney.
Hughes passed away on Thursday, two days after being hit in the neck by a ball in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In an induced coma after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a firstclass Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Tuesday, the Australian batsman succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.
The 32-year-old will not play for New South Wales in next week's Sheffield Shield clash against Queensland in Brisbane in order to give him the best chance to line up in the Ashes opener.
Sydney: Skipper Michael Clarke and pacemen Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle will miss this week's Sheffield Shield matches ahead of the Ashes opener against England, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.
QUETTA -- Shane Warne believes fast-tracking young players into the Sheffield Shield rather than having them cut their teeth on Twenty20 is key to improving the strength of domestic cricket in Australia and ultimately the national team.

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