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Marcus North retires from Sheffield Shield ranks

Western Australia opener Marcus North has announced his retirement from first-class cricket despite enjoying one of his finest ever seasons.

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Canberra cricketer Ryan Carters named NSW's Sheffield Shield player of the year

Ryan Carters scored 861 runs at 53.81 in his debut Sheffield Shield season for the Blues.

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Ryan Carters was a clear winner of the NSW Sheffield Shield player of the year award.

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Western Australia aim to overcome the odds in Sheffield Shield final

WA coach Justin Langer.

Lee Gaskin WA coach Justin Langer is confident his side can become the first in nine years to win the Sheffield Shield away from home.

Marcus Stoinis hits ton as Bushrangers grab first-innings points in Sheffield Shield

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Chloe Saltau More significant than the first innings points Victoria claimed at the MCG on Tuesday was the breakthrough of a talented batsman who powered to his maiden Sheffield Shield century.

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Western Australia reduced to 7-63 by NSW at lunch in Sheffield Shield

David Barbeler Australian Test batsman Shaun Marsh notched up his third consecutive duck as NSW blitzed Western Australia early to reduce them to 7-63 at lunch in their crucial Sheffield Shield clash in Canberra.

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Sheffield Shield final: NSW on the cusp of remarkable turnaround

Final countdown: Moises Henriques takes a screamer at Blues training in Canberra on Thursday.

Andrew Wu The adage that Australian cricket is strong when NSW is strong could not have rung more true in a summer where both country and state have made giant strides in the long climb back from the outhouse...

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Former ACT u19 teammates face off in Sheffield Shield final

Nathan Lyon enjoys a laugh at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Former ACT u19 teammates Nathan Lyon, Ryan Carters and Jason Behrendorff have taken different paths to the Sheffield Shield final.

Manuka Oval almost certain to host Sheffield Shield final

Doug Bollinger steams in to bowl at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

Lee Gaskin Western Australia lost 4-8 to put NSW in pole position to host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

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Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...

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Saturday Serve – Sheffield Shield still has an important place in Australian cricket

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Lee Gaskin The resurgence of the Australian Test team proves the Sheffield Shield still has an important place in the game's future.

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Canberra contingent shines in Sheffield Shield final at Manuka Oval

Steve Smith of the Blues.

Lee Gaskin Ryan Carters scored 72 and Jason Behrendorff bagged three wickets as Canberrans starred on the first day of the Sheffield Shield final.

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Cricket: Sheffield Shield NSW v WA - Day 3

NSW bowler Nathan Lyon in action on Wednesay at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin day 3 of the cricket at Manuka Oval

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NSW's Moises Henriques hits out in Sheffield Shield final

David Barbeler NSW and Test squad all-rounder Moises Henriques has counter-punched Western Australia's fightback in the Sheffield Shield final with a classy 73 not out at lunch on day two to put his side back in...

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Sheffield Shield: NSW in box seat as WA all out for 82

Survivor: Not-out batsman Jason Behrendorf.

Lee Gaskin The first day of the Sheffield Shield game between NSW and WA at Manuka Oval turned up a few surprises.

Sheffield Shield: Queensland 7-386 against Victoria

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Peter Forrest's unbeaten innings of 123 has Queensland in the box seat with a 176-run first-innings lead over Victoria at lunch on day three of their Sheffield Shield clash

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Live final round Sheffield Shield scores

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The final round of the Sheffield Shield will determine which two teams contest the Shield final, with only Tasmania and Victoria out of contention.

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NSW coach Trevor Bayliss hits out at umpire's decision to reverse call in Sheffield Shield

Ton of fun: Shaun Marsh celebrates his century against NSW at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin NSW coach Trevor Bayliss said a ''dangerous precedent'' could be set after umpire Paul Wilson overturned his decision and gave Western Australia centurion Shaun Marsh a second life.

Sheffield Shield final to be played in Canberra

Steve Smith skies a delivery and is caught by Jason Behrendorff off the bowling of Ashton Agar.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will host the Sheffield Shield final for the first time after NSW hung on for a thrilling three-wicket victory against Western Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday.

NSW takes a firm grip on Sheffield Shield

NSW and Australian spinner Nathan Lyon failed to take a wicket but was tidy from his 18 overs.

Fleta Page Wrap of day three of the Sheffield Shield final between NSW and WA at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Sheffield Shield final: day three

WA batsman, Mitch Marsh was 92 not out at the end of the WA first innings.

Sheffield Shield final, day three, at Manuka Oval between NSW and WA.