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Victoria
VCA logo.jpg
Personnel
Captain Peter Handscomb
Coach Andrew McDonald
Team information
Colours      Navy blue
     White
     Grey
Founded 1851
Home ground Melbourne Cricket Ground
Junction Oval
Capacity 100,000
10,000
History
First-class debut Tasmania
in 1851
at Launceston
Sheffield Shield wins 31 (1893, 1895, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1908, 1915, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1947, 1951, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1991, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)
One-day wins 6 (1972, 1980, 1995, 1999, 2011, 2018)
Twenty20 Big Bash wins 4 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Official website: Victorian Bushrangers
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The Victoria cricket team, who were named Victorian Bushrangers between 1995 and 2018,[1] is an Australian first class cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria. The Victoria cricket team, which first played in 1851, represents the state of Victoria in the Sheffield Shield first-class competition and the JLT One Day Cup competition. The team's primary home ground is the MCG, but Junction Oval is used as its home ground if the MCG is not available.

The team is administered by Cricket Victoria and draws its players from Victoria's Premier Cricket competition. Victoria also played in the now-defunct Twenty20 competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, which has been replaced by the current Big Bash League.

In recent years, Victoria has won the Sheffield Shield in the 2009/10, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, while making the finals in 2005/06 and 2007/08. It also won the first three KFC Twenty20 Big Bash finals.

History[edit]

Victorian great Bill Ponsford

The team's origins date back to the very start of Australian cricket when the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) was formed in 1838, and in that same year an MCC team played its first match against the Victorian Military. However, the first official inter-colonial (now interstate) game was contested between Port Phillip and Van Diemen's Land in 1851, in Launceston.[2]

Victoria was the dominant force in the early days of Australian first-class cricket, winning two of the first three Sheffield Shield tournaments, and most of its early domestic friendly games against the other states. The first game between the great rivals Victoria and New South Wales was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1856.

The annual Sheffield Shield tournament first began in the 1892/93 season, contested by Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Victoria won that tournament by defeating both opponents twice each. During the history of the Shield, Victoria has won the competition 30 times, most recently in the 2015/16 season.

The Victorian Cricket Association, now Cricket Victoria, was founded in 1895 and is located in Melbourne, adjacent to the MCG.

Victoria has featured a significant number of cricketing greats, such as Warwick Armstrong, Bill Woodfull, Bill Ponsford, Neil Harvey, Hugh Trumble, Lindsay Hassett, Dean Jones, Jack Blackham, Jack Ryder, Bill Lawry, Bob Cowper, Shane Warne, Keith Miller and Ian Redpath. (See here for a full listing of past players).

Victoria has been a powerful force in Australian cricket and the Australian cricket team has, at least until recent decades, never been short of Victorians in the line up.

The tradition of starting a cricket match at the MCG on Boxing Day also featured Victoria when they played New South Wales in 1965.

Victorian Bushrangers' home ground, the MCG.

Victoria is the only first-class cricket team to have scored over 1,000 in an innings, which it achieved twice in the 1920s – 1,023 against Tasmania in 1922–23,[3] and 1,107 against New South Wales in 1926–27.[4]

Logo and uniform[edit]

Throughout its history, Victoria has worn a dark blue cap, and recently that has become the predominant colour of their uniforms in both the One-day and Twenty20 competitions.

The team logo is the logo of the Victoria cricket association . The current major sponsor of the team is the CitiPower [5]

Squad[edit]

Squad for the 2018/19 domestic season. Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
5 Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Left-arm off break Vice Captain, Cricket Australia contract
9 Cameron White Australia (1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
10 Will Pucovski Australia (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
14 Marcus Harris Australia (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
22 Eamonn Vines Australia (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 24) Left-handed
29 Travis Dean Australia (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm Medium
- Mackenzie Harvey 18 September 2000 (age 18) Left-handed Right-arm medium
- Edward Newman 12 March 1999 (age 19) Left-handed Left-arm off break Rookie Contract
All-rounders
2 Matthew Short Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
12 Will Sutherland Australia (1999-10-27) 27 October 1999 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
32 Glenn Maxwell Australia (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break Cricket Australia contract
- Jonathan Merlo 15 December 1998 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Rookie Contract
Wicket-keepers
7 Sam Harper Australia (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
36 Seb Gotch Australia (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 25) Right-handed
54 Peter Handscomb Australia (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Captain, Cricket Australia contract
Bowlers
3 Jackson Coleman Australia (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
6 Wes Agar Australia (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
16 Tom O'Connell Australia (2000-06-14) 14 June 2000 (age 18) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
18 Jon Holland Australia (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
19 James Pattinson Australia (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
20 Chris Tremain Australia (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
25 Scott Boland Australia (1989-03-11) 11 March 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
26 Xavier Crone Australia (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
34 Jake Reed Australia (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm fast
64 Peter Siddle Australia (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Zak Evans Australia Right-handed Right-arm fast Rookie Contract
Sam Grimwade Australia (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Mitch Perry Australia Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract

Source(s): https://www.cricket.com.au/news/victoria-announce-mens-womens-state-contracts-2018-19-sutherland-grimwade-ahmed-hastings-christian/2018-05-15

Championships[edit]

  • Sheffield Shield Title Wins – (31): 1882/83, 1894/95, 1897/98, 1898/99, 1900/01, 1907/08, 1914/15, 1921/22, 1923/24, 1924/25, 1927/28, 1929/30, 1930/31, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1936/37, 1946/47, 1950/51, 1962/63, 1966/67, 1969/70, 1973/74, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1990/91, 2003/04, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 .
  • National One day cup Title Wins – (6): 1971/72, 1979/80, 1994/95, 1998/99, 2010/11, 2018/19,
  • KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Title Wins – (4): 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2009/10…

Records[edit]

Jack Ryder scored 4613 runs at 50.14 for Victoria

First Class Batting Records for Victoria

Matches Player Runs Average
140 Brad Hodge 10474 45.34
110 Dean Jones 9622 54.05
103 Matthew Elliott 9470 52.32
105 David Hussey 7476 45.58
85 Bill Lawry 6615 52.92
119* Cameron White 6596 36.04
76 Graham Yallop 5881 46.07
58 Lindsay Hassett 5535 63.62
76 Jason Arnberger 5504 42.01
43 Bill Ponsford 5413 83.27
Warwick Armstrong scored 6615 runs for Victoria and took 244 wickets at 22.46

First Class Bowling Records for Victoria

Matches Player Wickets Average
86 Paul Reiffel 318 25.91
71 Alan Connolly 297 26.07
94 Tony Dodemaide 281 31.61
76 Merv Hughes 267 30.59
101 Ray Bright 252 35.00
41 Chuck Fleetwood-Smith 246 24.52
75 Jim Higgs 240 29.88
67 Damien Fleming 221 30.20
62 Max Walker 220 29.43
44 Bert Ironmonger 215 24.60

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/victorian-cricket-team-name-update/
  2. ^ Rose, Thomas (16 April 2000). "The Initial First-Class Match in Australia". Espncricinfo. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Victoria v Tasmania scorecard". www.cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Victoria v New South Wales scorecard". www.cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  5. ^ https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/cricket-victoria-citipower-powercor-united-energy-sign-major-new-partnership/

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