A draw was all Tasmania needed for their third Sheffield Shield triumph, and a draw was what they celebrated after a relatively uneventful final day at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
The wicketkeeper Chris Hartley has been named Queensland’s player of the year for 2012-13 while the fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile won Western Australia’s equivalent award after a strong summer
Gurinder Sandhu’s rapid emergence as a pace bowler of substance has been underlined by his surprise plucking of the Steve Waugh Medal as the best New South Wales cricketer for 2012-13
Cameron Gannon will undergo bio-mechanical testing of his action after being reported under Cricket Australia’s doubtful bowling action procedure
James Faulkner and Tim Paine’s 161-run stand snuffed out Queensland’s chances of claiming the Sheffield Shield title as Tasmania finished the day with a lead of 434 runs
A rain delay and some good bowling from the home side affected Queensland’s chances of taking a lead over Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield final, as they finished at 185 for 7
Jordan Silk’s hard-fought century, followed by a counter-attack from Luke Butterworth and James Faulkner, helped Tasmania post a stiff total
Tasmania openers Jordan Silk and Mark Cosgrove played cautiously to give their side a strong start on the first day of the Sheffield Shield final against Queensland
It has seldom been tougher to make runs in the Sheffield Shield than it has been this season. Ricky Ponting has fit right in.
In a reminder of what the Australian team is missing, Ricky Ponting was deservedly named Sheffield Shield player of the year at the state cricket awards in Hobart
Queensland swept to victory over Western Australia on the final day at the WACA ground to clinch a place in the Sheffield Shield final, where they have the chance to defend last year’s title
David Hussey waited until the last Sheffield Shield round to make his first century of the season but Victoria still finished a rain-interrupted day trailing Tasmania
Gurinder Sandhu and Josh Hazlewood gave New South Wales a chance of reaching the Sheffield Shield final by routing South Australia’s batting to set up an eight-wicket victory
Ryan Harris and Michael Hussey dueled at the WACA ground before Joe Burns fought to give Queensland a narrow lead over Western Australia at stumps on day three of the Sheffield Shield match
Western Australia compensated for a first day wash-out by rushing through Queensland’s batting then pushing to within sight of first-innings points on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA ground
South Australia’s batsmen handed back to New South Wales the fighting chance they had been given by another fine display from Chadd Sayers on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG
Victoria’s batsmen failed to take proper advantage of the start their openers Chris Rogers and Rob Quiney had provided as Tasmania fought back on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at Bellerive Oval
Not a ball was bowled nor the toss even attempted as Western Australia and Queensland were frustrated by a rained out day
Ricky Ponting clattered his third Sheffield Shield century of the summer as Tasmania maintained their late push to reach the competition final