With the Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and South Australia set for March 26 in Alice Springs, it’s time to look back on the season that was and which players impressed the most.
Cricket.com.au have announced their Sheffield Shield Team of the Season, as all six sides managed to have one player represented in the team.
Despite Victoria easing past the competition to finish clear in top spot, the Bushrangers only had two representatives in the side, with bowlers Chris Tremain and Jon Holland leading the way for the Vics.
New South Wales and Western Australia had the most selections with three players each in the team, and it was Blues skipper Moises Henriques who was given the honour of captaining the Team of the Season.
Cricket.com.au’s Sheffield Shield Team of the Season
Ed Cowan (NSW) – Nine matches, 959 runs, average of 73.77, three centuries
Joe Burns (Queensland) – 10 matches, 724 runs, average of 40.22, two centuries
Hilton Cartwright (WA) – 10 matches, 861 runs, average of 53.81, two centuries
George Bailey (Tasmania) – Nine matches, 839 runs, average of 59.93, two centuries
Moises Henriques (NSW) (c) – Nine matches, 775 runs, average of 64.58, high score of 265
Ashton Turner (WA) – Nine matches, 742 runs, average of 53.00, two centuries
Peter Nevill (NSW) (wk) – Nine matches, average of 56.82, three centuries, 26 catches
Chris Tremain (Victoria) – Nine matches, 42 wickets, average of 17.52, best figures of 4/22
Chadd Sayers (SA) – 10 matches, 54 wickets, average of 19.20, best figures of 6/32
Jason Behrendorff (WA) – Seven matches, 37 wickets, average of 17.59, best figures of 9/37
Jon Holland (Victoria) – 10 matches, 42 wickets, average of 21.12, best figures of 5/49
Jack Wildermuth (Queensland) (12th man) – Nine matches, 20 wickets, best figures of 5/40