Sheffield Shield in History

Events in Sport

  • 1892-12-16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • 1926-12-11 Leo O'Connor is unbeaten on 143 as Queensland wins their first Sheffield Shield match by 5 wickets vs NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929-01-25 Future Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores an unbeaten 340 for NSW v Victoria (488 mins, 38 fours); then highest individual score in a Sheffield Shield match

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934-01-30 Former Australian cricket spin bowler Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 years 298 days as Victoria draws with NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1935-12-18 Don Bradman scores 117 in his debut Sheffield Shield cricket match for South Australia in an innings & 5 run win over his old team, New South Wales
  • 1936-01-02 Australian master batsman Don Bradman scores 357 (424 minutes, 40 fours) for South Australia v Victoria in a Sheffield Shield match in Melbourne; his 5th 300+ score in first-class cricket
  • 1936-11-14 More than 21,000 watch Don Bradman score 192 for South Australia v Victoria in a drawn Sheffield Shield match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1939-01-02 Master batsman Don Bradman scores 107 for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against Victoria for his 4th consecutive century in first-class cricket
  • 1983-03-05 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1984-03-13 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • 1984-12-02 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney
  • 1985-03-19 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
  • 1986-03-18 Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Queensland
  • 1987-03-24 WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
  • 1988-03-22 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1990-03-27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1991-03-26 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1992-04-01 Sheffield Shield Men's Cricket Final, Perth: West Australia beats NSW by 44 runs; Justin Langer 149
  • 1993-03-29 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1993-03-30 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1994-10-13 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
  • 1995-03-28 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
  • 1996-04-03 South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield

Deaths in Sport

  • 1981-03-26 Tim Wall, Australian cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies at 76
  • 1983-04-28 Ron James, Australian cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies at 62

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