The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia. The tournament is contested between teams from the six states of Australia. Prior to the Shield being established, a number of intercolonial matches were played. The Shield, donated by Lord Sheffield, was first contested during the 1892–93 season, between New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Queensland was admitted for the 1926–27 season, Western Australia for the 1947–48 season and Tasmania for the 1977–78 season.
|Tournament format||Double round-robin, then final|
|Number of teams||6|
|Current champion||Queensland (8th title)|
|Most successful||New South Wales (46 titles)|
|Most runs||Darren Lehmann (South Australia and Victoria)|
|Most wickets||Clarrie Grimmett (Victoria and South Australia)|
Fox Cricket (final only)
|2018–19 Sheffield Shield season|
The competition is contested in a double-round robin format, with each team playing every other team twice, i.e. home and away. Points are awarded based on wins, losses, draws and ties, with the top two teams playing a final at the end of the season. Regular matches last for four days; the final lasts for five days.
At the conclusion of the tour, Lord Sheffield donated £150 to the New South Wales Cricket Association to fund a trophy for an annual tournament of intercolonial cricket in Australia. The three colonies of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia were already playing each other in ad-hoc matches. The new tournament commenced in the summer of 1892–93, mandating home and away fixtures between each colony each season. The three teams competed for the Sheffield Shield, named after its benefactor. A Polish immigrant, Phillip Blashki, won the competition to design the trophy, a 43 in × 30 in (109 cm × 76 cm) silver shield.
The competition therefore commenced some 15 years after Australia's first Test match.
Sponsorship and name changesEdit
In 1999, the Australian Cricket Board (now Cricket Australia) announced a sponsorship deal which included renaming the Sheffield Shield to the Pura Milk Cup, then to the Pura Cup the following season. Pura is a brand name of National Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippines-based San Miguel Corporation. The sponsorship increased total annual prize money to A$220,000, with the winners receiving A$75,000 and the runners up A$45,000.
On 16 July 2008 it was announced that Weet-Bix would take over sponsorship of the competition from the start of the 2008–09 season, and that the name would revert to the "Sheffield Shield" or the "Sheffield Shield presented by Weet-Bix". Weet-bix is a cereal biscuit manufactured by Sanitarium Health Food Company.
In the 2017–18 season, JLT took over the sponsorship for the competition.
|Home ground[a]||First season||Last title||Titles||Captain(s)||Foreign Players|
|New South Wales
|Sydney Cricket Ground||1892–93||2013–14||46||Peter Nevill|
|The Gabba||1926–27||2017–18||8||Usman Khawaja||Charlie Hemphrey|
|Adelaide Oval||1892–93||1995–96||13||Travis Head||Tom Cooper|
|Bellerive Oval||1977–78||2012–13||3||George Bailey|
||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1892–93||2016–17||31||Peter Handscomb|
|WACA Ground||1947–48||1998–99||15||Mitchell Marsh|
Each side has played each other both home and away every season with the following exceptions:
- South Australia had no home game with: Victoria in 1901–02 or 1903–04; either opponent in 1907–08; New South Wales in 1910–11.
- Queensland and South Australia played only once (in South Australia) in 1926–27.
- Western Australia played each team only once from their debut in 1946–47 until 1955–56 inclusive.
- Tasmania played each team only once from their debut in 1977–78 until 1981–82 inclusive.
Where the teams played an unequal number of games, their final points were calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Matches were timeless (i.e. played to an outright result, weather and schedule permitting) up to 1926–27. A 4-day time limit has applied since 1927–28.
Since 1982–83, the top two teams after the 10 home and away rounds have met in a final. The team with the most points hosts the final against the second-ranked team. The match is played over five days at the home ground of the top-ranked team, and they only need to draw or tie that match to win the title.
A number of different systems have been used over the years. Currently, points are awarded for each match during the home and away season according to the following table.
|An outright win (irrespective of the first innings result)||6|
|A tie (irrespective of the first innings result)||3|
|An outright loss (irrespective of the first innings result)||0|
|Abandoned or drawn matches (irrespective of the first innings result)||1|
|Bonus batting||.01 for every run above 200 in the first 100 overs of the first innings of each team only|
|Bonus bowling||0.1 for taking each wicket in the first 100 overs of the first innings of each team only|
- Bonus point example – If after 100 overs the score is 8/350, the batting team would receive 1.5 points ([350 − 200] × 0.01), and the bowling side would receive 0.8 points (0.1 for each wicket)
- Quotient (team's batting average divided by its bowling average) is used to separate teams which finish on an equal number of points.
- Teams can be penalised points for failing to maintain an adequate over rate.
- The bonus bowling points were modified for the 2016–17 season. For the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons, the bowling team received 0.5 points for taking the 5th, 7th and 9th wickets (a maximum 1.5 points).
- The Shield was initially envisaged as a match-by-match challenge trophy; it was originally determined on 4 January 1893 that it would first be awarded to the winner of the next intercolonial match (which was, in fact, the fourth of the season), and then would pass in perpetuity to any team which defeated the holder of the trophy; But on 30 January, it was decided instead to award the Shield to the team which won the most intercolonial matches across the season.
- The quotient has been used as a tie-breaker for teams on equal points since 1893–94.
- First innings points were introduced in 1932–33 and used until 1970–71.
- Bonus points for first innings batting and bowling were used from 1971–72 to 1980–81 inclusive. During the first 100 (8-ball) overs of each side's first innings, a maximum of 10 batting bonus points could be attained. They were awarded for every 25 runs scored from 175 to 400 inclusive. A maximum of 5 bowling bonus points were available, initially upon capture of the second, fourth, sixth, eighth and last wickets. This was later changed to wickets 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 as batting teams often declared when 9 wickets down to deny the bowling side the additional bonus point.
Prior to the introduction of a Final in 1982–83, the team with most points after the home and away rounds was declared the winner. With the introduction of the Final, the top team hosts the second placed team in a five-day match. The visiting team must win the Final to win the championship; the home team wins the championship in the event of a tied or drawn Final. Further details including match scorecards are available at Cricinfo and the Cricket Archive.
- % = indicates tied for position
1892–93 to 1925–26Edit
|1892–93||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales|
|1893–94||South Australia||New South Wales||Victoria|
|1894–95||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales|
|1895–96||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1896–97||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria|
|1897–98||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales|
|1898–99||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia|
|1899–1900||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1900–01||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia|
|1901–02||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1902–03||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1903–04||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1904–05||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1905–06||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1906–07||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria|
|1907–08||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales|
|1908–09||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria|
|1909–10||South Australia||New South Wales||Victoria|
|1910–11||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria|
|1911–12||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1912–13||South Australia||New South Wales||Victoria|
|1913–14||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria|
|1914–15||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia|
|1915–16||Not contested due to World War I|
|1916–17||Not contested due to World War I|
|1917–18||Not contested due to World War I|
|1918–19||Not contested due to World War I|
|1919–20||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1920–21||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1921–22||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia|
|1922–23||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1923–24||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia|
|1924–25||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia|
|1925–26||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
1926–27 to 1946–47Edit
|1926–27||South Australia||Victoria||New South Wales||Queensland|
|1927–28||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Queensland|
|1928–29||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland||South Australia|
|1929–30||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia||Queensland|
|1930–31||Victoria||New South Wales||Queensland||South Australia|
|1931–32||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria||Queensland|
|1932–33||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia||Queensland|
|1933–34||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia||Queensland|
|1934–35||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia||Queensland|
|1935–36||South Australia||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland|
|1936–37||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Queensland|
|1937–38||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria||Queensland|
|1938–39||South Australia||Victoria||Queensland||New South Wales|
|1939–40||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria||Queensland|
|1940–41||Not contested due to World War II|
|1941–42||Not contested due to World War II|
|1942–43||Not contested due to World War II|
|1943–44||Not contested due to World War II|
|1944–45||Not contested due to World War II|
|1945–46||Not contested due to World War II|
|1946–47||Victoria||New South Wales||Queensland||South Australia|
1947–48 to 1976–77Edit
|1947–48||Western Australia||New South Wales||South Australia||Queensland||Victoria|
|1948–49||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia||Queensland||Western Australia|
|1949–50||New South Wales||Victoria||Western Australia||Queensland||South Australia|
|1950–51||Victoria||New South Wales||Western Australia||Queensland||South Australia|
|1951–52||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland||South Australia||Western Australia|
|1952–53||South Australia||New South Wales||Victoria||Western Australia||Queensland|
|1953–54||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland||South Australia||Western Australia|
|1954–55||New South Wales||Victoria||Western Australia||Queensland||South Australia|
|1955–56||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland||Western Australia||South Australia|
|1956–57||New South Wales||Queensland||Victoria||Western Australia||South Australia|
|1957–58||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland||Western Australia||South Australia|
|1958–59||New South Wales||Queensland||Victoria||Western Australia||South Australia|
|1959–60||New South Wales||Victoria||Western Australia||Queensland||South Australia|
|1960–61||New South Wales||Victoria||Western Australia||Queensland||South Australia|
|1961–62||New South Wales||Queensland||South Australia||Victoria||Western Australia|
|1962–63||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Western Australia||Queensland|
|1963–64||South Australia||Victoria||New South Wales||Queensland||Western Australia|
|1964–65||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia||Western Australia||Queensland|
|1965–66||New South Wales||Western Australia||South Australia||Victoria||Queensland|
|1966–67||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Western Australia||Queensland|
|1967–68||Western Australia||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Queensland|
|1968–69||South Australia||Western Australia||Queensland||Victoria||New South Wales|
|1969–70||Victoria||Western Australia||New South Wales||South Australia||Queensland|
|1970–71||South Australia||Victoria||Western Australia||New South Wales||Queensland|
|1971–72||Western Australia||South Australia||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland|
|1972–73||Western Australia||South Australia||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland|
|1973–74||Victoria||Queensland||New South Wales||Western Australia||South Australia|
|1974–75||Western Australia||Queensland||Victoria||New South Wales||South Australia|
|1975–76||South Australia||Queensland||Western Australia||New South Wales||Victoria|
|1976–77||Western Australia||Victoria||Queensland||New South Wales||South Australia|
1977–78 to presentEdit
|1977–78||Western Australia||Queensland||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Tasmania|
|1978–79||Victoria||Western Australia||New South Wales||Queensland||South Australia||Tasmania|
|1979–80||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Queensland||Western Australia||Tasmania|
|1980–81||Western Australia||New South Wales||Queensland||Victoria||Tasmania||South Australia|
|1981–82||South Australia||New South Wales||Western Australia||Tasmania||Queensland||Victoria|
|1982–83||New South Wales||Western Australia||South Australia||Tasmania||Queensland||Victoria|
|1983–84||Western Australia||Queensland||Tasmania||New South Wales||South Australia||Victoria|
|1984–85||New South Wales||Queensland||South Australia||Western Australia||Victoria||Tasmania|
|1985–86||New South Wales||Queensland||Victoria||Western Australia||South Australia||Tasmania|
|1986–87||Western Australia||Victoria||Queensland||South Australia||New South Wales||Tasmania|
|1987–88||Western Australia||Queensland||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia||Tasmania|
|1988–89||Western Australia||South Australia||Queensland||New South Wales||Tasmania||Victoria|
|1989–90||New South Wales||Queensland||South Australia||Tasmania||Western Australia||Victoria|
|1990–91||Victoria||New South Wales||Queensland||Western Australia||South Australia||Tasmania|
|1991–92||Western Australia||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland||South Australia||Tasmania|
|1992–93||New South Wales||Queensland||Western Australia||South Australia||Tasmania||Victoria|
|1993–94||New South Wales||Tasmania||Western Australia||Victoria||South Australia||Queensland|
|1994–95||Queensland||South Australia||Victoria||Western Australia||New South Wales||Tasmania|
|1995–96||South Australia||Western Australia||Queensland||Tasmania||New South Wales||Victoria|
|1996–97||Queensland||Western Australia||New South Wales||Tasmania||Victoria||South Australia|
|1997–98||Western Australia||Tasmania||Queensland||New South Wales||Victoria||South Australia|
|1998–99||Western Australia||Queensland||Victoria||South Australia||Tasmania||New South Wales|
|1999–2000||Queensland||Victoria||Western Australia||South Australia||Tasmania||New South Wales|
|2000–01||Queensland||Victoria||New South Wales||Tasmania||Western Australia||South Australia|
|2001–02||Queensland||Tasmania||Western Australia||South Australia||Victoria||New South Wales|
|2002–03||New South Wales||Queensland||Victoria||South Australia||Western Australia||Tasmania|
|2003–04||Victoria||Queensland||Tasmania||Western Australia||New South Wales||South Australia|
|2004–05||New South Wales||Queensland||Western Australia||Victoria||South Australia||Tasmania|
|2005–06||Queensland||Victoria||South Australia||Tasmania||Western Australia||New South Wales|
|2006–07||Tasmania||New South Wales||Victoria||Queensland||Western Australia||South Australia|
|2007–08||New South Wales||Victoria||Western Australia||Tasmania||South Australia||Queensland|
|2008–09||Victoria||Queensland||South Australia||Tasmania||Western Australia||New South Wales|
|2009–10||Victoria||Queensland||New South Wales||Western Australia||Tasmania||South Australia|
|2010–11||Tasmania||New South Wales||Queensland||Western Australia||Victoria||South Australia|
|2011–12||Queensland||Tasmania||Victoria||Western Australia||New South Wales||South Australia|
|2012–13||Tasmania||Queensland||New South Wales||Victoria||Western Australia||South Australia|
|2013–14||New South Wales||Western Australia||South Australia||Queensland||Tasmania||Victoria|
|2014–15||Victoria||Western Australia||New South Wales||Queensland||Tasmania||South Australia|
|2015–16||Victoria||South Australia||New South Wales||Queensland||Western Australia||Tasmania|
|2016–17||Victoria||South Australia||Western Australia||New South Wales||Queensland||Tasmania|
|2017–18||Queensland||Tasmania||Victoria||Western Australia||New South Wales||South Australia|
Player of the yearEdit
The Player of the Year award is announced at the end of each season. Since its inception in 1976 it has been awarded to the best-performed player/s over the season, as determined a panel of judges. Victorian and South Australian batsman Matthew Elliott has won the award the most times, being awarded Player of the Year on three separate occasions.
|1975–76||Ian Chappell (SA), Greg Chappell (Qld)|
|1976–77||Richie Robinson (Vic)|
|1977–78||David Ogilvie (Qld)|
|1978–79||Peter Sleep (SA)|
|1979–80||Ian Chappell (SA)|
|1980–81||Greg Chappell (Qld)|
|1981–82||Kepler Wessels (Qld)|
|1982–83||Kim Hughes (WA)|
|1983–84||Brian Davison (Tas), John Dyson (NSW)|
|1984–85||David Boon (Tas)|
|1985–86||Allan Border (Qld)|
|1986–87||Craig McDermott (Qld)|
|1987–88||Dirk Tazelaar (Qld), Mark Waugh (NSW)|
|1988–89||Tim May (SA)|
|1989–90||Mark Waugh (NSW)|
|1990–91||Stuart Law (Qld)|
|1991–92||Tony Dodemaide (Vic)|
|1992–93||Jamie Siddons (SA)|
|1993–94||Matthew Hayden (Qld)|
|1994–95||Dean Jones (Vic)|
|1995–96||Matthew Elliott (Vic)|
|1996–97||Andy Bichel (Qld)|
|1997–98||Dene Hills (Tas)|
|1998–99||Matthew Elliott (Vic)|
|1999–2000||Darren Lehmann (SA)|
|2000–01||Jamie Cox (Tas)|
|2001–02||Brad Hodge (Vic), Jimmy Maher (Qld)|
|2002–03||Clinton Perren (Qld)|
|2003–04||Matthew Elliott (Vic)|
|2004–05||Michael Bevan (Tas)|
|2005–06||Andy Bichel (Qld)|
|2006–07||Chris Rogers (WA)|
|2007–08||Simon Katich (NSW)|
|2008–09||Phillip Hughes (NSW)|
|2009–10||Chris Hartley (Qld)|
|2010–11||James Hopes (Qld)|
|2011–12||Jackson Bird (Tas)|
|2012–13||Ricky Ponting (Tas)|
|2013–14||Marcus North (WA)|
|2014–15||Adam Voges (WA)|
|2015–16||Travis Head (SA)|
|2016–17||Mitchell Marsh (WA)|
|2017–18||Chris Tremain (Vic)|
Most matches playedEdit
|1||161||Jamie Cox (Tas)||1987–88 to 2005–06|
|2||159||John Inverarity (WA/SA)||1962–63 to 1984–85|
|3||147||Darren Lehmann (SA/Vic)||1987–88 to 2007–08|
|4||146||Jamie Siddons (Vic/SA)||1984–85 to 1999–2000|
|5||142||Stuart Law (QLD)||1988 to 2004|
|Source: . Last updated: 26 March 2018.|
Players representing three statesEdit
|Graeme Watson||1964–65 to 1976–77||NSW, Vic, WA||60|
|Gary Cosier||1971–72 to 1980–81||Vic, SA, Qld||46|
|Trevor Chappell||1972–73 to 1984–85||NSW, SA, WA||63|
|Rod McCurdy||1980–81 to 1984–85||SA, Tas, Vic||33|
|Dirk Wellham||1980–81 to 1991–92||NSW, Qld, Tas||99|
|Colin Miller||1985–86 to 2001–02||Vic, SA, Tas||84|
|Michael Bevan||1989–90 to 2006–07||SA, NSW, Tas||118|
|Shane Watson||2000–01 to present||Tas, Qld, NSW||81|
|Shane Jurgensen||1999–2000 to 2003–04; 2006–07||WA, Tas, Qld||23|
|Aiden Blizzard||2007–08 to 2012–13||Vic, SA, Tas||21|
|Michael Klinger||1998–99 to present||Vic, SA, WA||112*|
|Source: A Century of Summers: 100 years of Sheffield Shield cricket, Geoff Armstrong, p. 278. Last updated: 30 Nov 2008.|
Six other players have represented three Australian states in top-level cricket, but without playing Sheffield Shield games for all three – Neil Hawke (SA, Tas, WA); Walter McDonald (Qld, Tas, Vic); Percy McDonnell (NSW, Qld, Vic); Karl Quist (NSW, SA, WA); Greg Rowell (NSW, Qld, Tas); Wal Walmsley (NSW, Qld, Tas).
|3||New South Wales||1892–93||854||362||241||250||1||42.38|
|Win percentage now includes drawn matches.
Source: . Last updated: 31 July 2018.
Highest team totalsEdit
|1||1107||Victoria||New South Wales||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1926–27|
|2||918||New South Wales||South Australia||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1900–01|
|3||900/6d||Queensland||Victoria||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane||2005–06|
|4||821/7d||South Australia||Queensland||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||1939–40|
|5||815||New South Wales||Victoria||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1908–09|
|Source: . Last updated: 21 March 2012.|
Lowest team totalsEdit
|1||27||South Australia||New South Wales||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1955–56|
|2||29||South Australia||New South Wales||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||2004–05|
|3||31||Victoria||New South Wales||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1906–07|
|4||35||Victoria||New South Wales||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1926–27|
|Source: . Last updated: 23 March 2018.|
Highest individual scoresEdit
|1||452*||Don Bradman (NSW)||New South Wales v Queensland||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1929–30|
|2||437||Bill Ponsford (Vic)||Victoria v Queensland||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1927–28|
|3||365*||Clem Hill (SA)||South Australia v New South Wales||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||1900–01|
|4||359||Bob Simpson (NSW)||New South Wales v Queensland||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane||1963–64|
|5||357||Don Bradman (SA)||South Australia v Victoria||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1935–36|
|Source: . Last updated: 21 March 2012.|
Most career runsEdit
|1||13,635 (266 inns.)||Darren Lehmann (SA/Vic)||1987–88 to 2007–08|
|2||10,821 (295 inns.)||Jamie Cox (Tas)||1987–88 to 2005–06|
|3||10,643 (259 inns.)||Jamie Siddons (Vic/SA)||1984–85 to 1999–2000|
|4||10,621 (211 inns.)||Michael Bevan (SA/NSW/Tas)||1989–90 to 2006–07|
|5||10,474 (254 inns.)||Brad Hodge (Vic)||1993–94 to 2009–10|
|Source: . Last updated: 25 March 2015.|
Most runs in a seasonEdit
|1||1,506 (17 inns.)||Simon Katich (NSW)||94.12||2007–08|
|2||1,464 (18 inns.)||Michael Bevan (Tas)||97.60||2004–05|
|3||1,381 (20 inns.)||Matthew Elliott (Vic)||81.23||2003–04|
|4||1,358 (20 inns.)||Adam Voges (WA)||104.46||2014–15|
|5||1,254 (18 inns.)||Graham Yallop (Vic)||69.66||1982–83|
|Source: . Last updated: 25 March 2015.|
Highest batting averagesEdit
|1||110.19 (96 inns.)||Don Bradman (NSW/SA)||1927–28 to 1948–49|
|2||83.27 (70 inns.)||Bill Ponsford (Vic)||1920–21 to 1933–34|
|3||70.88 (95 inns.)||Alan Kippax (NSW)||1918–19 to 1935–36|
|4||68.00 (81 inns.)||Monty Noble (NSW)||1893–94 to 1919–20|
|5||67.03 (64 inns.)||Bill Woodfull (Vic)||1921–22 to 1933–34|
|Qualification: 20 innings.
Source: . Last updated: 21 March 2012.
|1||45||Darren Lehmann (SA/Vic)||147|
|2||42||Michael Bevan (SA/NSW/Tas)||118|
|3||36||Don Bradman (NSW/SA)||62|
|4||33||Chris Rogers (WA/Vic)||120|
|5||32||Matthew Elliott (Vic/SA)||122|
|Source: . Last updated: 25 March 2015.|
Most career wicketsEdit
|1||513||Clarrie Grimmett (Vic/SA)||79||25.29|
|2||441||Michael Kasprowicz (Qld)||101||24.56|
|3||430||Andy Bichel (Qld)||89||23.24|
|4||419||Jo Angel (WA)||105||24.86|
|5||384||Terry Alderman (WA)||97||24.21|
|Source: . Last updated: 22 March 2012.|
Most wickets in a seasonEdit
|1||67||Colin Miller (Tas)||11||1997–98|
|2||65||Shaun Tait (SA)||10||2004–05|
|3||62||Chadd Sayers (SA)||11||2016–17|
|4||60||Chuck Fleetwood-Smith (Vic)||6||1934–35|
|5||60||Andy Bichel (Qld)||11||2004–05|
|6||60||Ben Hilfenhaus (Tas)||11||2006–07|
|Source: . Last updated: 21 March 2012.|
Best career averageEdit
|1||17.10||Bill O'Reilly (NSW)||10,740||203|
|2||17.74||Joel Garner (SA)||2,419||55|
|3||17.87||Geff Noblet (SA)||11,156||190|
|4||18.09||Pat Crawford (NSW)||2,517||61|
|5||19.08||Charles Turner (NSW)||3,920||73|
|Qualification: 2000 balls bowled.
Source: . Last updated: 31 May 2007.
Many bowlers have taken a hat-trick in the Sheffield Shield. Mitchell Starc is the only bowler to take two hat-tricks in a Sheffield Shield match. In round two of the 2017–18 competition, Starc became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in each innings of a first-class cricket match in Australia. He became the second Australian, and the eighth bowler overall, to take a two hat-tricks in each innings of a first-class match. In a match from 4–7 November 2017, New South Wales played against Western Australia at Hurstville Oval. In Western Australia's first innings, Starc dismissed Jason Behrendorff, David Moody and Simon Mackin in consecutive deliveries; in the second innings he dismissed Behrendorff, Moody and Jonathan Wells in consecutive deliveries.
|1||546 (499 c. 47 st.)||Darren Berry (SA/Vic)||139|
|2||512 (500 c. 12 st.)||Chris Hartley (Qld)||117|
|3||488 (474 c. 14 st.)||Wade Seccombe (Qld)||101|
|4||350 (322 c. 28 st.)||Tim Zoehrer (WA)||107|
|5||343 (310 c. 33 st.)||Rod Marsh (WA)||86|
|Source: . Last updated: 17 February 2016.|
Most Dismissals in a seasonEdit
|1||59 (58ct. 1st.)||Alex Carey (SA)||2017–18|
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