Alex Malcolm

Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 5th day

Tasmania secure second Shield title

Tasmania has claimed the second Sheffield Shield title in their history, outlasting a brave New South Wales side to win by seven wickets

Andrew Fuss

Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 4th day

NSW set Tasmania 203 for victory

Tasmania require just 186 more runs for victory on the final day following a sudden declaration from New South Wales captain Simon Katich late on day four

Andrew Fuss

Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 3rd day

Tasmania in sight of first-innings lead

Tasmania's middle order scrapped and fought through an absorbing third day of the Sheffield Shield final between Tasmania and New South Wales in Hobart

Alex Malcolm

Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 2nd day

Cowan, Copeland star on attritional day

While the highlight of day one was the batting of two Test stars, Phil Hughes and Simon Katich, day two featured a battle of wills between two hard-nosed Shield journeymen

The Bulletin by Alex Malcolm

Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 1st day

Hughes and Katich save NSW's day

With suggestions that his international career was at the cross roads, Phillip Hughes made arguably his most important century to anchor the Blues on day one of this decider

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian news

Heal and Bandy among major Western Australia cull

Mickey Arthur has wasted no time clearing the decks after his first season as Western Australia's coach, cutting six players including Aaron Heal and David Bandy from the squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Hopes, Hodge bag best-player awards

Queensland's James Hopes has been named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Series for 2010-2011 at the State Cricket Awards in Hobart