|Tournament format||Double round-robin, then final|
|Number of teams||6|
|Most runs|| Darren Lehmann (South Australia and Victoria)|
|Most wickets|| Clarrie Grimmett (Victoria and South Australia)|
Fox Cricket (final only)
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.
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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, 43 in × 30 in (109 cm × 76 cm) silver shield.won the competition to design the trophy, a
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The competition therefore commenced some 15 years after Australia's first Test match.
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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|
| Queensland |
|The Gabba||1926–27||2017–18||8||Usman Khawaja|
| South Australia |
|Adelaide Oval||1892–93||1995–96||13||Travis Head|
| Tasmania |
|Bellerive Oval||1977–78||2012–13||3||George Bailey|
| Victoria ||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1892–93||2016–17||31||Peter Handscomb|
| Western Australia |
|WACA Ground||1947–48||1998–99||15||Mitchell Marsh|
a Each team has used several venues to host matches. For a full list, see list of cricket grounds in Australia.
Each side has played each other both home and away every season with the following exceptions:
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|
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 Cricinfoand the Cricket Archive.
|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||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||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||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|
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)|
|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.|
|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).
|Win percentage now includes drawn matches.|
|1||1107||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1926–27|
|2||918||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1900–01|
|3||900/6d||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane||2005–06|
|4||821/7d||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||1939–40|
|5||815||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1908–09|
|Source: . Last updated: 21 March 2012.|
|1||27||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1955–56|
|2||29||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||2004–05|
|3||31||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1906–07|
|4||35||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1926–27|
|Source: . Last updated: 23 March 2018.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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.|
|1||59 (58ct. 1st.)||Alex Carey (SA)||2017–18|
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