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Clint McKay receives CA breach notice for using audible obscenity

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 17:16

Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has become the 11th player from a domestic side to be pulled into line for breaching Cricket Australia`s (CA) code of conduct after copping a breach notice for using an `audible obscenity` during a Sheffield Shield match.

Watson ruled out of domestic Shield games between Ashes Tests

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 15:08

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will reportedly not play in the domestic Sheffield Shield matches between the Ashes Tests despite looking in need of a long hit against a red ball during the first Ashes Test.

Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering in Sheffield Shield game

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 14:25

Former Australian Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been found guilty of the rare charge of pitch tampering and therefore, been suspended from playing Sheffield Shield cricket.

Michael Clarke, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle to miss Shield game

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 14:10

Skipper Michael Clarke and pacemen Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle will miss this week`s Sheffield Shield matches ahead of the Ashes opener against England, Cricket Australia said Sunday.

Bad domestic performances won`t harm Oz ODI side`s Ashes selection chances

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 12:46

Australia`s stand-in captain George Bailey and his ODI team playing in India will reportedly be given special consideration for the winter Ashes series even if they do not play well in the Sheffield Shield matches after returning from the sub-continent.

Clarke had never contemplated giving away cricket at any stage

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 12:25

Injured Australian captain Michael Clarke has reiterated his stance on his future in the game, saying that at no stage had he ever contemplated `giving the game away` as he loves it `too much`.

Michael Clarke poised for comeback with NSW

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 11:36

Australian captain Michael Clarke is in line to make his comeback from injury to lead New South Wales in their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania this week, team officials said Monday.

Oz players` unions backs day-night Test concept

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 13:46

The Australian cricketers` union has reportedly backed Cricket Australia`s (CA) move to trial the concept of day-night Tests in the domestic Sheffield Shield this summer although the players themselves are divided in their opinion.

Sheffield Shield decline blamed for Oz Test horror show

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 15:25

Former Australian cricketer Dave Gilbert has blamed the declining performances of the domestic Sheffield Shield competition as responsible for Australia`s continual poor run in Tests, which has been specifically magnified in the Ashes.

Oz batting coach Law warns batting hopefuls to ``raise standards or forget baggy green``

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012, 15:17

Australia batting coach Stuart Law has warned the nation`s batting hopefuls to lift their standards and find the ruthless streak of long-gone eras.

Pattinson makes strong pitch for Gabba Test spot with 6-wicket haul for Victoria

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 13:16

Australian pacer James Pattinson made a strong pitch for a return to a Test spot by taking career-best figures to set up Victoria’s stunning 10-wicket Sheffield Shield win over Queensland at the Gabba.

Oz coach Arthur says lack of Sheffield Shield runs is team’s ‘achilles heel’

Last Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2012, 12:32

Australian coach Mickey Arthur has said the Australian cricket team`s weakness is a dearth of runs in the Sheffield Shield tournament.