In spite of Marcus Harris being the main Victorian to complete in the main ten Sheffield Shield run-scorers (667 at 39.23), the Bushrangers fit the bill for this present season’s last with an amusement to go.
The safeguarding champions won seven of their ten matches to complete top of the stepping stool with 60.31 focuses.
last macth Victoria won by an innings and 11 runs man of the match – JL Pattinson (Victoria)
Thu, 16 Mar – day 1 – Victoria 1st innings 20/0 (TJ Dean 6*, MS Harris 13*, 5 ov)
Fri, 17 Mar – day 2 – Victoria 1st innings 201/6 (SE Gotch 0*, JL Pattinson 5*, 61.3 ov)
Sat, 18 Mar – day 3 – Queensland 2nd innings 61 (22 ov) – end of match
Heading into the last round of the general season, the South Australians sat fourth on the table. Not exclusively did they have to win, they required both New South Wales and Queensland to lose. As it turned out, that is exactly what happened however it was a brazen last round for the Redbacks.
Having yielded a first innings lead of 107 against Tasmania, South Australia aroused to set the Tigers an objective of 300 and rocked the bowling alley them out for 106.
Last macth South Australia won by 193 runs man of the match – JM Mennie (South Australia)
Thu, 16 Mar – day 1 – Tasmania 1st innings 76/3 (GJ Bailey 22*, 18.2 ov)
Fri, 17 Mar – day 2 – South Australia 2nd innings 69/0 (JD Dalton 46*, J Weatherald 22*, 23 ov)
Sat, 18 Mar – day 3 – South Australia 2nd innings 406
Sun, 19 Mar – day 4 – Tasmania 2nd innings 106 (29.4 ov) – end of match
Victoria commander Cameron White is looking for one for his thumb when the Bushrangers thought on South Australia from Sunday in what will be his seventh Sheffield Shield last.
He was twelfth man when the Vics lost the decider to Queensland in 2001, his first year of top notch cricket, when he was only 18. Be that as it may, four wins since, including three as captain, has him very nearly accomplishing something uncommon in Alice Springs, Victoria’s “home far from home”.