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Test debut looms for Mitch Marsh after Shane Watson injury

Jesse Hogan The burgeoning Mitch Marsh story is poised to get a significant new chapter, a Test debut, after Shane Watson was ruled out of next month's series against Pakistan.

Victoria still without a home for end of 2014-15 Sheffield Shield season

Fairfax Media recently revealed the AFL was willing to invest $10 million in a redevelopment of the Junction Oval, so it would also be the training base of St Kilda.

Jesse Hogan With less than a month to go before the start of cricket season Victoria is still officially homeless for its final three Sheffield Shield matches of 2014-15.

Australia's World Cup goal to sideline white-ball specialists from Sheffield Shield

Tight schedule: Glenn Maxwell will have limited opportunity to push his red-ball claims.

Jesse Hogan Test aspirants who have established themselves in Australia's limited-overs teams, such as James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell, are set to play only one or two Sheffield Shield matches this summer,...

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Geoff Lawson applauds Sheffield Shield's move back to the bush

Chris Barrett Former Test bowler Geoff Lawson has hailed the decision to take NSW Sheffield Shield games to his home town of Wagga Wagga this summer but says Cricket Australia does not do enough to promote the...

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.

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Sheffield Shield final: Rain puts NSW in box seat

Nathan Lyon plays with a frisbee during the rain delay on day four of the Sheffield Shield final.

Lee Gaskin Throwing a Frisbee around on a soggy Manuka Oval has never been so much fun for the NSW Blues.

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Nathan Lyon and Ryan Carters add Sheffield Shield to their Manuka Oval trophy cabinet

David Polkinghorne NSW teammates Ryan Carters and Nathan Lyon won a local cricket final together at Manuka Oval five years ago, now they've added the Sheffield Shield to their trophy cabinet.

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Manuka Oval given tick of approval after Sheffield Shield cricket final

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval hit the Sheffield Shield final out of the ballpark after a Major League Baseball curveball sent the decider to Canberra.

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Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.

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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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Marcus North retires from Sheffield Shield ranks

Marcus North.

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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Bonus points for Sheffield Shield to encourage aggressive cricket

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Chloe Saltau The aggressive style of cricket that won Australia the Ashes will be encouraged at domestic level under a new points system for the Sheffield Shield.

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Fawad Ahmed on shaky ground after James Muirhead preferred for Sheffield Shield match

Australia's Fawad Ahmed.

Fawad Ahmed faces an uncertain future after being dropped for next week's Sheffield Shield game.

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Concerns over visibility of pink balls for Sheffield Shield day-night matches

Focused: Victorian captain Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Colour-blindness of Victorian captain Matthew Wade prompts Cricket Australia to act.

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How the pink ball will play is anyone's guess, but Victoria's John Hastings hopes it will help attract fans to Sheffield Shield

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau In blazing sunlight at the MCG nets on Thursday, Victoria's cricketers trained with pink balls.

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Manuka Oval still in line to host Sheffield Shield final

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Lee Gaskin Cricket NSW officials will be in Canberra next week to assess Manuka Oval's viability to host the Sheffield Shield final.

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Sheffield Shield goes day-night just for openers

Pink cricket ball.

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland will be watching the pink ball as closely as the most astute batsmen this week.

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Cricket Australia lauds trial of pink balls in Sheffield Shield

The Sheffield Shield won't be compromised by an experiment with pink balls.

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

Marcus Stoinis

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.