1938 Claxton Shield

The 1938 Claxton Shield was the fifth annual Claxton Shield, an Australian national baseball tournament. It was held at the WACA Ground[1] and Subiaco Oval[2] in Perth from 3 to 13 August, the first time Perth had hosted the Shield. New South Wales won the Shield for the second time, successfully defending their title from the previous year. Hosts Western Australia had their best finish, losing to New South Wales in the final to finish second overall. The other participating teams were Victoria and South Australia.[3][4]

1938 Claxton Shield
Australia Interstate Baseball Carnival
Tournament details
SportBaseball
CountryAustralia
HostsWestern Australia Perth, Western Australia
Teams4
Dates6 – 13 August
Defending champions New South Wales (1937)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal australia.svg
 New South Wales (2nd title)
Runner-up
Silver medal australia.svg
 Western Australia
Third place
Bronze medal australia.svg
 South Australia
Fourth place Victoria
1937
1939

FormatEdit

As had been the case in the 1937 tournament, the four teams played a round-robin schedule, meeting each other team once, with two competition points were on offer in each game. The points were awarded as follows:

  • Win – two points
  • Tie – one point
  • Loss – no points

At the end of these preliminary games, the top two teams played each other to determine the champions, while the remaining two teams faced each other to determine third place. In the event of a tie between teams in terms of points, the tiebreaker used would have been the net runs for and against, with the team achieving the greater value placing in the higher position.

ResultsEdit

PreliminariesEdit

Team Points Wins Ties Losses For-Against
  New South Wales 4 2 1 +4
  Western Australia 4 2 1 -1
  South Australia 2 1 2 +5
  Victoria 2 1 2 -8
6 August 1937 Victoria   0 – 7   South Australia   WACA Ground
6 August 1937 New South Wales   4 – 0   Western Australia   WACA Ground

9 August 1937 New South Wales   2 – 3   Victoria   Subiaco Oval
9 August 1937 South Australia   1 – 2   Western Australia   Subiaco Oval

11 August 1937 Western Australia   2 – 0   Victoria   WACA Ground
11 August 1937 South Australia   1 – 2   New South Wales   WACA Ground

FinalsEdit

Third place finalEdit

13 August 1937 Victoria     0 – 9     South Australia   Subiaco Oval

Championship gameEdit

13 August 1937 Western Australia     0 – 2     New South Wales   Subiaco Oval

 1938 Claxton Shield Champions 
 
New South Wales
2nd title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Victoria Loses Baseball". The Argus. Melbourne. 8 August 1938. p. 15. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  2. ^ "N.S.W. Wins Claxton Baseball Shield". The Argus. Melbourne. 15 August 1938. p. 20. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  3. ^ Clark 2003, pp.52–4
  4. ^ Harris 2009, p.27

BibliographyEdit