The Sheffield Shield, the premier first-class cricket competition in Australia, was established in 1892 by the Australasian Cricket Council, the first attempt at a national cricket board. The era from the mid-1890s to World War I has been described as Australian cricket's golden age.
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The first ball in Australian first-class history was bowled at the Launceston Racecourse (now known as the NTCA Ground) in Launceston at 11 a.m., on 11 February 1851 in front of 2500 people.
Tasmania was the last of the six states to join Sheffield Shield, but was the first to host a First-Class match on Australian soil, starting February 11, 1851. The match, the outcome of a ...
South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Sheffield Shield 1st match, Sep 24-27, 2021 [First-class] Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury, County Championship, Sep 21-24, 2021 [ First-class ]...
Objective: To describe and analyse injuries and illness occurring in Australian cricket at first class level. Methods: Injuries occurring to the state and national teams were surveyed prospectively between the seasons 1998/1999 and 2000/2001, and the three preceding seasons were surveyed retrospectively.
First-class cricket is the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket.A first-class match is one of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams.
The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia.