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The 1892–93 Sheffield Shield season was the first season of the Sheffield Shield, the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia. The competition took place between 16 December 1892 to 21 March 1983 and was contested by three teams. The competition was won by Victoria, who after defeating New South Wales at the Association Ground would go on to win all four of their matches. George Giffen scored the most runs in the competition with 468 runs while also taking the most wickets at 33 which included a nine wicket innings against Victoria in Adelaide.

1892–93 Sheffield Shield
Administrator(s)Australasian Cricket Council
Cricket formatFirst-class
Tournament format(s)Double round-robin
ChampionsVictoria (1st title)
Participants3
Matches played6
Most runsGeorge Giffen (South Australia) – 468 runs
Most wicketsGeorge Giffen (South Australia) – 33 wickets

Contents

TableEdit

Team Pld W L
  Victoria 4 4 0
  New South Wales 4 1 3
  South Australia 4 1 3

Notes:

  • The order of the table was determined by the number of matches won by each team.

Pld: matches played; W: won; L: lost

Source:[1]

FixturesEdit

16–21 December 1892
Scorecard
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337 (164.1 overs)
Harry Donnan 120
George Giffen 6/133 (74.1 overs)
212 (97.3 overs)
George Giffen 75
Michael Pierce 8/111 (46.3 overs)
148 (82.4 overs)
Frank Iredale 36
George Giffen 6/58 (41.4 overs)
330 f/o (107.2 overs)
Jack Lyons 124
Michael Pierce 5/154 (39.2 overs)
South Australia won by 57 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Charles Bannerman and George Searcy
  • New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat

24–29 December 1892
Scorecard
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  Victoria (H)
197 (120.5 overs)
Harry Moses 120
Bob McLeod 6/54 (37.5 overs)
375 (136.5 overs)
William Bruce 128
Michael Pierce 6/100 (42.5 overs)
364 (254.1 overs)
Frank Iredale 101
Bob McLeod 5/98 (82.1 overs)
2/187 (64.3 overs)
Harry Trott 70*
Michael Pierce 1/63 (19 overs)
Victoria won by 8 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Charles Bannerman and Tom Flynn
  • New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat

31 December 1892 – 4 January 1893
Scorecard
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  Victoria (H)
73 (25.2 overs)
George Giffen 32
Hugh Trumble 5/27 (13 overs)
180 (48.3 overs)
Percy Lewis 85
Ernie Jones 5/60 (15 overs)
347 (157 overs)
George Giffen 92
Hugh Trumble 5/93 (57 overs)
4/241 (100 overs)
Harry Graham 86*
George Giffen 3/126 (50 overs)
Victoria won by 6 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: George Downs and Tom Flynn
  • Victoria won the toss and elected to field

7–10 January 1893
Scorecard
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335 (161.5 overs)
Charles Richardson 75*
Ernie Jones 4/98 (44 overs)
183 (71.3 overs)
Joseph Tardif 41
Charles Turner 4/65 (33 overs)
92 f/o (42.5 overs)
Affie Jarvis 28
Charles Turner 6/41 (21 overs)
New South Wales won by an innings and 60 runs
Association Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Charles Bannerman and George Downs
  • New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat

26–31 January 1893
Scorecard
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331 (128.4 overs)
Jack Blackham 64*
Arthur Coningham 4/90 (33 overs)
261 (158 overs)
Frank Iredale 55
Bob McLeod 4/76 (51 overs)
261 (107.3 overs)
William Bruce 86
Arthur Coningham 5/79 (36 overs)
99 (66 overs)
Alick Bannerman 46
Hugh Trumble 5/33 (26 overs)
Victoria won by 232 runs
Association Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Charles Bannerman and Tom Flynn
  • Victoria won the toss and elected to bat

16–21 March 1893
Scorecard
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242 (94.3 overs)
Jack Lyons 72
Jim Phillips 6/39 (23.3 overs)
403 (146 overs)
Frank Laver 104
George Giffen 9/147 (64 overs)
363 (144.5 overs)
George Giffen 181
Jim Phillips 4/100 (44 overs)
5/203 (59 overs)
John Stuckey 56
John Reedman 3/46 (16 overs)
Victoria won by 5 wickets
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: George Downs and Tom Flynn
  • South Australia won the toss and elected to bat

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

Player Team Matches Innings Not Out Runs HS Average 100s 50s
George Giffen   South Australia 4 8 0 468 181 58.50 1 2
Jack Lyons   South Australia 4 8 0 342 124 42.75 1 2
Harry Trott   Victoria 4 8 1 304 70* 43.42 0 3
William Bruce   Victoria 3 6 0 283 128 47.16 1 1
Frank Iredale   New South Wales 4 7 0 282 101 40.28 1 1

Source:[2]

High scoresEdit

Player Team Runs Opponent Ground Date
George Giffen   South Australia 181   Victoria Adelaide 16 March 1893
William Bruce   Victoria 128   New South Wales Melbourne 24 December 1892
Jack Lyons   South Australia 124   New South Wales Adelaide 16 December 1892
Harry Donnan   New South Wales 120   South Australia Adelaide 16 December 1892
Frank Laver   Victoria 104   South Australia Adelaide 16 March 1893

Source:[3]

Most wicketsEdit

Player Team Matches Overs Runs Wickets Average BBI
George Giffen   South Australia 4 350.2 759 33 23.00 9/147
Michael Pierce   New South Wales 4 206.4 622 25 24.88 8/111
Hugh Trumble   Victoria 3 229.0 298 22 13.54 5/27
Bob McLeod   Victoria 4 298.0 448 22 20.36 6/54
Ernie Jones   South Australia 4 172.0 425 15 28.33 5/60

Source:[4]

Best bowlingEdit

Player Team Figures Overs Opponent Ground Date
George Giffen   South Australia 9/147 64.0   Victoria Adelaide 16 March 1893
Michael Pierce   New South Wales 8/111 46.3   South Australia Adelaide 16 December 1892
Jim Phillips   Victoria 6/39 23.3   South Australia Adelaide 16 March 1893
Charles Turner   New South Wales 6/41 21.0   South Australia Sydney 7 January 1893
Bob McLeod   Victoria 6/54 37.5   New South Wales Melbourne 24 December 1892

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sheffield Shield 1892/93 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Sheffield Shield 1892/93 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Sheffield Shield 1892/93 - Centuries". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Bowling in Sheffield Shield 1892/93 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Sheffield Shield 1892/93 - Five Wickets in an Innings". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.

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