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WA's Marcus North makes good on move up the order

Western Australia veteran Marcus North.

Lee Gaskin After being dropped last season for the first time in 10 years, Marcus North needed a new challenge.

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Marcus North retires from Sheffield Shield ranks

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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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Marcus North retires after brilliant season

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Brad Elborough Former West Australian captain Marcus North has retired from first class cricket in Australia.

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Marcus North hopes to continue rich vein of form with Sydney Sixers in BBL

Shield's leading run-scorer missed Sixers' opening-round win due to illness.

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Marcus North puts up hand for trip to South Africa

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Tom Decent Marcus North has not given up hope of being selected for Australia's tour of South Africa in February after hitting a rich vein of form in the first half of the Sheffield Shield season.

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Marcus North moves on from family tragedy with fresh focus on Sydney Sixers

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Darren Walton As Australia's Test cricketers bask in the glory of an unexpected Ashes romp, spare a thought for Marcus North.

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Marcus North's brother killed in accident

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Former Test batsman Marcus North has been granted leave by Western Australia from the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland after his brother was killed in an accident on Friday.

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Big names return for NSW-WA Sheffield Shield showdown at Canberra's Manuka Oval

Sport: WA cricket team trains at Manuka Oval Sunday afternoon, Adam Vogues. 9th of March 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven Test players, ODI star Adam Voges, a hat-trick of Canberra's cricket talent and a Sheffield Shield final up for grabs.

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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.

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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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.

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Jason Behrendorff ready to test himself against NSW in Sheffield Shield final

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff has taken 57 wickets in 14 first-class matches for Western Australia.

David Polkinghorne West Australian opening bowler Jason Behrendorff hopes to put his Big Bash League-winning experience to good use in the Sheffield Shield final as his reputation starts to build.

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Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.

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Steve Smith to target WA youngsters in Sheffield Shield final

NSW captain Steve Smith with his WA opposite Adam Voges at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin The NSW captain plans to use intimidatory bowling to gain an edge over the callow Warriors.

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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.

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Moises Henriques labels Shield final most important game of his career

Moises Henriques trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin He's represented Australia, but Moises Henriques labels the Sheffield Shield final as the most important game of his career.

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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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Moises Henriques, Josh Hazlewood put NSW in box seat

Three quick wickets to Josh Hazlewood and a classy ton from Moises Henriques deliver a killer one-two blow to Western Australia's Sheffield Shield title hopes.

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Moises Henriques and Josh Hazlewood prove winning combination with bat and ball

Josh Hazlewood, second from right, celebrates one of his three wickets.

Lee Gaskin Only a miracle will save Western Australia from a heavy defeat in the Sheffield Shield final.