1935 Claxton Shield

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1935 Claxton Shield
Australia Interstate Baseball Carnival
Tournament details
Sport Baseball
Country Australia
Hosts Victoria (Australia) Melbourne, VIC
Teams 3
Dates 3 – 10 August
Defending champions  South Australia (1934)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal australia.svg
 South Australia (2nd title)
Runner-up
Silver medal australia.svg
 New South Wales
Third place
Bronze medal australia.svg
 Victoria
1934
1936

The 1935 Claxton Shield was the second annual Claxton Shield, an Australian national baseball tournament. It was held at the Albert Ground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground[1] in Melbourne from 3 to 10 August, and was won by South Australia for the second time in a row.[2] The other participating teams were New South Wales and hosts Victoria.[3]

Format[edit]

As had been the case in the 1934 tournament, each team met each other team twice over the course of the week. In each game, two competition points were on offer to the teams. The points were awarded as follows:

  • Win – two points
  • Tie – one point
  • Loss – no points

At the end of the tournament, the team with the most points was declared the winner, and awarded the Claxton Shield.[4] Had there been a tie between New South Wales and Victoria for first place, they would have been declared joint winners. However had South Australia been involved in a tie for first, they would have retained the Shield.[5]

Results[edit]

 1935 Claxton Shield Champions 

South Australia
2nd title
Team Points Wins Ties Losses
 South Australia 5 2 1 1
 New South Wales 4 2 2
 Victoria 3 1 1 2
3 August 1935 New South Wales  1 – 4  Victoria Victoria (Australia) Albert Ground
3 August 1935 Victoria  0 – 5  South Australia Victoria (Australia) Albert Ground

6 August 1935 South Australia  3 – 0  New South Wales Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Cricket Ground

8 August 1935 New South Wales  13 – 1  South Australia Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Cricket Ground

10 August 1935 Victoria  1 – 2 (F/11)  New South Wales Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Cricket Ground
10 August 1935 South Australia  0 – 0 (F/15)  Victoria Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Cricket Ground

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball Carnival—Umpires Appointed". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 2 August 1935. p. 12. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Clark 2003, pp.52–3
  3. ^ Harris 2009, p.26
  4. ^ "Baseball Championship—Won By South Australia". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 12 August 1935. p. 14. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Carnival Baseball—Finals To-Day". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 10 August 1935. p. 28. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 

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