1926–27 Sheffield Shield season

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1926–27 Sheffield Shield
Cricket format First-class
Tournament format(s) Double round-robin
Champions South Australia
Participants 4
Matches played 11

The 1926–27 Sheffield Shield season was the 31st season of the Sheffield Shield, the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia. South Australia won the championship for the first time since the 1912–13 season. Queensland joined the Championship for the first time and the method of deciding the title winners was based on average instead of points.[1][2]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W L D Average%
South Australia 5 3 2 0 60
New South Wales 6 3 3 0 50
Victoria 6 3 3 0 40
Queensland 5 2 3 0 40

Statistics[edit]

Most Runs[edit]

Bill Ponsford 1091[3]

Most Wickets[edit]

Don Blackie 33[4]

Notable events[edit]

Victoria recorded the highest innings total in first-class cricket history, when scoring 1,107 against New South Wales at Melbourne in December 1926.[5][6] Incredibly, in the return match against New South Wales at Sydney in January 1927 they were dismissed for an innings total of just 35.[7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records pages 133-137. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6. 
  2. ^ Engel, Matthew (2004). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004, pages 1344-1345. John Wisden & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-947766-83-9. 
  3. ^ "Batting Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. 
  4. ^ "Bowling Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. 
  5. ^ Sengupta, Arunabha. "When Bill Ponsford scored a triple; Victoria amassed 1,107 against New South Wales". CricketCountry. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Duncan, Jamie. "Victoria set cricket record at MCG in 1926 that still stands today". HeraldSun. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sheffield Shield at Sydney, Jan 26-28 1927". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2017.