1980–81 Sheffield Shield season

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1980–81 Sheffield Shield
Dates 17 October 1980 (1980-10-17)–10 March 1981 (1981-03-10)
Administrator(s) Cricket Australia
Cricket format First-class
Tournament format(s) Double round-robin
Champions Western Australia (8th title)
Participants 6
Matches played 25
Most runs Queensland Greg Chappell (906)
Most wickets Western Australia Bruce Yardley (40)

The 1980–81 Sheffield Shield season was the 79th season of the Sheffield Shield, the domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia. It started on 17 October 1980 and finished on 9 March 1981. Going into the final round of matches, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland were all in a position to win the Shield. It would be Western Australia, who found form in the second half of the season with four straight victories, who would emerge victorious, drawing against Queensland to secure its eighth championship.

Match summaries[edit]

17–20 October 1980
[1]
v
189 (66.5 overs)
Greg Chappell 94
Len Pascoe 4/38 (15.5 overs)
5/304d (100 overs)
Ian Davis 91*
Carl Rackemann 3/43 (23 overs)
295 (84.3 overs)
Greg Chappell 113
Graeme Beard 3/61 (23 overs)
0/37 (10 overs)
  • New South Wales won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mike Whitney (New South Wales) made his first-class debut.
  • Points: Queensland 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); New South Wales 11 (Batting 6, Bowling 5)

17–20 October 1980
[2]
v
183 (67.5 overs)
Ray Bright 36
Dennis Lillee 5/57 (25.5 overs)
303 (110.2 overs)
Graeme Wood 78
Max Walker 4/82 (43.2 overs)
268 (92.4 overs)
Shaun Graf 64
Bruce Yardley 5/112 (37.4 overs)
3/149 (34.3 overs)
Rob Langer 75*
Max Walker 2/44 (11 overs)
Western Australia won by 7 wickets
WACA, Perth
Umpires: Peter McConnell and Don Weser
  • Western Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Points: Western Australia 19 (Batting 4, Bowling 5); Victoria 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)

23–26 October 1980
[3]
v
3/340d (100 overs)
Rick McCosker 168
176 (74.2 overs)
Ken McEwan 41
Geoff Lawson 4/34 (19.2 overs)
103 f/o (46.5 overs)
Bruce Laird 24
Bob Holland 4/30 (14 overs)
New South Wales won by an innings and 61 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Rocky Harris and Arthur Watson
  • New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: New South Wales 22 (Batting 7, Bowling 5); Western Australia 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2)

23–26 October 1980
[3]
v
395 (124.1 overs)
Brian Davison 126
Wayne Prior 4/92 (21 overs)
9/465d (130.5 overs)
Peter Sleep 102*
Stuart Saunders 4/154 (37.5 overs)
137 (64.3 overs)
Roger Woolley 41*
Ashley Mallett 3/25 (27 overs)
4/68 (24.2 overs)
Jeff Crowe 24
South Australia won by 6 wickets
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Tony Crafter and Bruce Martin
  • Tasmania won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: South Australia 20 (Batting 7, Bowling 3); Tasmania 9 (Batting 6, Bowling 3)

24–27 October 1980
[4]
v
7/250d (99.3 overs)
Graham Matthews 62
Greg Chappell 3/29 (18.3 overs)
5/358d (120.2 overs)
Kepler Wessels 134
Ray Bright 3/80 (23.2 overs)
  • Victoria won the toss and elected to bat
  • Rain washed out all of Day 2 and most of Day 3
  • Greg Ritchie (Queensland) made his first-class debut
  • Points: Queensland 10 (Batting 6, Bowling 4); Victoria 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)

30 October–1 November 1980
[5]
v
338 (125.2 overs)
Ian Davis 64
Rodney Hogg 4/50 (28 overs)
89 (40.5 overs)
David Hookes 17
Len Pascoe 5/27 (11.5 overs)
152 f/o (78.1 overs)
Rick Darling 46
Bob Holland 4/50 (28 overs)
New South Wales won by an innings and 97 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Peter Cronin and Max O'Connell
  • South Australia won the toss and elected to field
  • Jeff Hammond (South Australia) made his final first-class appearance
  • Len Pascoe completed a hat-trick in South Australia's first innings
  • Points: New South Wales 20 (Batting 5, Bowling 5); South Australia 2 (Bowling 2)

31 October–3 November 1980
[6]
v
261 (82 overs)
Bruce Yardley 78
Trevor Hohns 3/24 (6 overs)
439 (136.5 overs)
Greg Chappell 194
Dennis Lillee 6/97 (46 overs)
420 (135.1 overs)
Kim Hughes 149
Carl Rackemann 3/9 (14 overs)
0/82 (25 overs)
Kepler Wessels 39*
  • Western Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Ian Kelly (Queensland) made his first-class debut
  • Carl Rackemann (Queensland) suffered a pulled shoulder muscle during Western Australia's second innings and was unavailable to bowl on Day 4.
  • Points: Queensland 11 (Batting 6, Bowling 5); Western Australia 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)

5–7 March 1981
[7]
v
222 (82.3 overs)
Rick McCosker 88
Rod McCurdy 3/37 (16.3 overs)
226 (93.2 overs)
Brian Davison 82
Geoff Lawson 3/41 (22 overs)
5/297d (102 overs)
Dirk Wellham 128*
Rod McCurdy 4/52 (21 overs)
133 (60.2 overs)
Rob Jeffery 47
David Hourn 6/33 (14.2 overs)
New South Wales won by 160 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Michael Jay and Arthur Watson
  • Tasmania won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rick McCosker retired hurt in the New South Wales first innings having scored 61 (team score 0/120) – he returned when the score was 4/157[8]
  • Points: New South Wales 17 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Tasmania 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5)

6–9 March 1981
[9]
v
6/312d (101 overs)
Wayne B. Phillips 111
Ian Callen 2/44 (14 overs)
2/328d (100 overs)
Paul Hibbert 153*
Ashley Mallett 2/105 (35 overs)
5/309d (106.5 overs)
Wayne B. Phillips 91
5/164 (50 overs)
Graham Yallop 66
John Inverarity 2/15 (6 overs)
  • South Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was Ashley Mallett's final appearance in first-class cricket[10]
  • Points: Victoria 10 (Batting 7, Bowling 3); South Australia 7 (Batting 6, Bowling 1)

6–9 March 1981
[11]
v
8/305d (85.3 overs)
Greg Shipperd 140
Greg Chappell 4/66 (19.3 overs)
186 (66.4 overs)
Martin Kent 67
Terry Alderman 4/33 (11.4 overs)
289 (121.1 overs)
Craig Serjeant 72
Jeff Thomson 4/63 (19.1 overs)
9/232 (77 overs)
Allan Border 83*
Bruce Yardley 3/34 (19 overs)
Match drawn
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Peter McConnell and Don Weser
  • Queensland won the toss and elected to field.
  • Greg Ritchie (Queensland) retired hurt in the Queensland first innings having scored 0 (team score 3/59) – he returned when the score was 6/142[12]
  • Points: Western Australia 11 (Batting 6, Bowling 5); Queensland 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)

Points table[edit]

Team[13] Pld W L D BatBP BowBP Adj Pts Quot
Western Australia 9 5 2 2 39 36 125 1.070
New South Wales 9 4 1 4 45 37 122 1.487
Queensland 9 3 0 6 51 37 118 1.278
Victoria 9 3 2 4 32 29 91 1.040
Tasmania 5 0 5 0 21 18 31.2 70.2 0.571
South Australia 9 1 6 2 28 31 69 0.708

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player[14] Team Mat Inns NO Runs Ave HS 100 50
Greg Chappell Queensland 7 10 2 906 113.25 194 4 3
John Dyson New South Wales 7 11 2 815 90.55 152 3 4
Martin Kent Queensland 9 16 4 809 67.41 171 2 5
Kepler Wessels Queensland 9 16 2 747 53.35 160 2 2
Brian Davison Tasmania 5 10 697 69.70 173 4 2

Most wickets[edit]

Player[15] Team Mat Balls Runs Wkts Avge BBI SR 5WI 10WM
Bruce Yardley Western Australia 9 2261 968 40 24.20 7/62 56.5 3 1
Jeff Thomson Queensland 9 1853 914 36 25.38 5/61 51.4 1
Len Pascoe New South Wales 7 1457 659 35 18.82 5/27 41.6 1
Geoff Lawson New South Wales 9 1917 845 35 24.14 5/50 54.7 1
Terry Alderman Western Australia 8 1474 747 32 23.34 4/33 46.0
Dennis Lillee Western Australia 7 1743 765 32 23.90 6/97 54.4 2

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "CRICKET: Greg Chappell in top form". The Canberra Times. 55, (16,469). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 28 October 1980. p. 16. Retrieved 8 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "SHEFFIELD SHIELD CRICKET NSW speeds SA fo defeat". The Canberra Times. 55, (16,474). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 2 November 1980. p. 3 (SPORT). Retrieved 8 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Hughes stifles imminent Qld victory". The Canberra Times. 55, (16,476). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 4 November 1980. p. 20. Retrieved 9 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ "SHEFFIELD SHIELD Tasmania collapses against NSW spin". The Canberra Times. 55, (16,600). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 9 March 1981. p. 13. Retrieved 6 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/40/40986.html
  9. ^ "Victoria misses $10,000". The Canberra Times. 55, (16,601). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 10 March 1981. p. 20. Retrieved 6 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ See notes at bottom of https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/40/40991.html
  11. ^ "CRICKET Draw enough to give WA eighth Sheffield Shield". The Canberra Times. 55, (16,601). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 10 March 1981. p. 20. Retrieved 6 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  12. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/40/40992.html
  13. ^ "Sheffield Shield 1980–81 Points Table". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Sheffield Shield 1980/81: Batting - Most Runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Sheffield Shield 1980/81: Bowling - Most Wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

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