1971–72 Sheffield Shield season

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1971–72 Sheffield Shield season
Cricket format First-class
Tournament format(s) Double round-robin
Champions Western Australia
Participants 5
Matches played 20

The 1971–72 Sheffield Shield season was the 70th season of the Sheffield Shield, the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia. Western Australia won the championship.[1] A new points system was introduced.[2]

Table[edit]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Batting points Bowling points Total Points
Western Australia 8 4 3 1 40 53 93
South Australia 8 4 1 3 40 52 92
New South Wales 8 2 3 3 20 48 68
Victoria 8 3 2 3 32 35 67
Queensland 8 1 3 4 12 27 39

Statistics[edit]

Most Runs[edit]

John Inverarity 641 [3]

Most Wickets[edit]

Ashley Mallett 45 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records pages 133-137. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6. 
  2. ^ Engel, Matthew (2004). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004, pages 1344-1345. John Wisden & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-947766-83-9. 
  3. ^ "Batting Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. 
  4. ^ "Bowling Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo.