The Futures League or Toyota Futures League is the Australian national second XI cricket competition.
|Tournament format||Round-robin tournament|
|Number of teams||7 (Futures League)|
|Current champion||New South Wales U23s (Futures League)|
Victoria U23s (FLT20)
|2016–17 Futures League|
Run by Cricket Australia, it is part of its development program and includes the various state and territory second XI teams, for the 2009–10 season onwards the tournament was renamed the Futures League because a change of rules restricting teams to only have three players over the age of 23; however, it is now six players. It was previously known as the ACB Cup, and changed to the Cricket Australia Cup when the Australian Cricket Board was renamed to Cricket Australia.
The Cricket Australia Cup (men) was the national second XI competition with playing conditions generally mirroring those of the Pura Cup competition. The Cricket Australia Cup (women) is generally staged as a week-long tournament involving most states and territories.
However, with the Futures League came a change of rules with games restricted to 3 days and restrictions of 96 first innings overs and 144 overs in total per side, a four-day Futures League Twenty20 tournament was also added which is played in Melbourne during December.
From the 2011–12 season the Futures League has returned to four day matches with no over restrictions and six players over the age of 23 allowed to play in the team.
Futures League (4 day)Edit
|2006–07||New South Wales 2nd XI|
|2007–08||Western Australia Second XI|
|2008–09||New South Wales 2nd XI|
|2010–11||Australian Capital Territory|
|2012–13||New South Wales U-23s|
|2014–15||Western Australia U-23s|
|2015–16||New South Wales U-23s|
|2017-18||South Australia U-23s|
Futures League Twenty20Edit
|2009/10||Western Australia U-23s|
|2011/12||South Australia U-23s|
|2014/15||New South Wales Under-23s|
- "Futures League preview". Sportal. Cricket Australia. 24 September 2010. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
- Greg Buckle (1 October 2009). "Cricket Australia reaches out for talent". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
- "Sheffield Shield to go twilight". Australian Associated Press. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
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