Sheffield Shield

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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

The competition is contested in a double-round robin format, with each team playing every other team in two home-and-away matches. Points are awarded based on wins, losses, draws and ties.

Competition Placings[edit | edit source]

Season Winner Second Third
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 Victoria South Australia New South Wales
1897–98 Victoria New South Wales South Australia
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