Sheffield Shield, 2008/09 / Points table

Winner - Victoria

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts Quotient For Against
Victoria 10 6 0 0 4 0 44 1.520 5590/127 5067/175
Queensland 10 4 5 0 1 0 28 0.949 4837/164 4877/157
South Australia 10 4 3 0 3 0 26 1.064 5664/145 5875/160
Tasmania 10 4 5 0 1 0 26 0.881 4325/177 4716/170
Western Australia 10 3 5 0 2 0 20 0.836 4636/170 4761/146
New South Wales 10 2 5 0 3 0 18 0.878 5151/153 4907/128

Points by match:

Result Date   Team Pts   Team Pts  
12 Oct 2008
Queensland 6
Tasmania 0 Table | Match
13 Oct 2008
West Aust 6
NSW 0 Table | Match
17 Oct 2008
Victoria 2
South Aust 0 Table | Match
22 Oct 2008
West Aust 6
Tasmania 0 Table | Match
23 Oct 2008
Victoria 6
Queensland 0 Table | Match
27 Oct 2008
NSW 2
South Aust 0 Table | Match
3 Nov 2008
Queensland 6
West Aust 0 Table | Match
6 Nov 2008
Tasmania 6
South Aust 0 Table | Match
7 Nov 2008
Victoria 2
NSW 0 Table | Match
13 Nov 2008
South Aust 2
West Aust 0 Table | Match
18 Nov 2008
Victoria 6
Tasmania 0 Table | Match
24 Nov 2008
Queensland 6
NSW 0 Table | Match


Victoria 6
West Aust 0 Match
1 Dec 2008
South Aust 6
Queensland 0 Table | Match
4 Dec 2008
Tasmania 6
NSW 2 Table | Match
17 Dec 2008
Victoria 6
West Aust 0 Table | Match
19 Dec 2008
Tasmania 6
Queensland 2 Table | Match
21 Dec 2008
NSW 6
South Aust 0 Table | Match
1 Feb 2009
West Aust 6
Queensland 2 Table | Match
2 Feb 2009
NSW 6
Tasmania 0 Table | Match


Victoria 6
South Aust 0 Match
16 Feb 2009
South Aust 6
Queensland 0 Table | Match
17 Feb 2009
Victoria 6
NSW 0 Table | Match
18 Feb 2009
Tasmania 6
West Aust 2 Table | Match
1 Mar 2009
Victoria 2
Tasmania 0 Table | Match


Queensland 6
NSW 0 Match


South Aust 6
West Aust 0 Match
8 Mar 2009
NSW 2
West Aust 0 Table | Match


Victoria 2
Queensland 0 Match


South Aust 6
Tasmania 2 Match

Match Points

Result Points
For an outright win after leading on the first innings 6
For an outright win after a tie in the first innings 6
For an outright win after being behind on the first innings 6
For a tie where both teams have completed two innings (irrespective of the first innings result) 3
For a first innings lead (to be retained even if beaten outright) 2
For an outright loss after leading on the first innings 2
For a tie on the first innings(and no outright result) 1 each
For an outright loss after a tie in the first innings 1
For a loss on the first innings 0
For an outright loss after being behind on the first innings 0
Abandoned or drawn matches with no first innings result 0
Abandoned match due to inadequate pitch and/or ground preparation (see clause 19)  

Law 21 shall apply with the addition of the following:

Any query on the result of the match as defined in Laws 21.1, 21.3, 21.4, 21.5, 21.8, and 21.10 shall be resolved as soon as possible and a final decision made by the umpires.

Note: It is possible for a team to record a negative points tally on the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield table as a result of penalties incurred under the provisions of clause 4.

Qualifying for the Final

The two teams that have the highest aggregate of points at the end of a season shall play off in a final for the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield for that season (refer clause 46). In the event of an equality of points, the higher number of outright wins will determine the positions on the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield table. Should there be equality in both points and outright wins, the positions shall be determined by quotient calculated thus:

(i) Divide the total number of runs scored by a team by the total number of wickets lost by it.

(ii) Divide the total number of runs scored against a team by the total number of wickets taken by it.

(iii) Divide the former (i) by the latter (ii). The team having the higher quotient shall be considered to have the better performance.

For the purpose of the calculations and for individual averages a team forfeiting or declaring its innings closed shall be deemed to have lost only the number of wickets that have actually fallen.

Contrived Result

(a) Cricket Australia shall have the power to investigate a game or the actions of the captains of the teams or any player involved in a match, if it suspects reasonably that the competing States with or without the assistance of any other person or club have colluded to contrive the result of a match.

If Cricket Australia decides to carry out an investigation, it will conduct such inquiries as it sees fit and invite submissions about the match or the conduct of either captain or any player, and will give the opportunity to be heard to interested parties, including representatives of both teams involved.

(b) If Cricket Australia finds that the teams, officials, captains or players have colluded unfairly to contrive the outcome of a match, to the detriment of any other team in the competition, it may in its absolute discretion do one or more of the following:

(i) fine a team, captain or player;
(ii) suspend a captain from playing in any match or matches;
(iii) disallow any points earned by a team in respect of the match;
(iv) amend any points earned by a team in the match; or
(v) take such other action as is deemed appropriate.

(c) For the purpose of this playing condition, "colluded unfairly to contrive the outcome of a match" means an agreement designed to contrive the outcome of a match in favour of a particular team or to achieve a result that is unfair to any of the other teams in the same competition. The operation of this playing condition is not intended to prevent competing captains from making aggressive declarations with a view to giving either side the chance of achieving an outright win.

Tournament Results
Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne - Mar 13-17, 2009
Match drawn
NSW v West Aust at Sydney - Mar 5-8, 2009
Match drawn
South Aust v Tasmania at Adelaide - Mar 5-8, 2009
South Aust won by 5 wickets
Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne - Mar 5-8, 2009
Match drawn
West Aust v South Aust at Perth - Feb 26-Mar 1, 2009
South Aust won by 9 wickets
Queensland v NSW at Brisbane - Feb 26-Mar 1, 2009
Queensland won by an innings and 129 runs
Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart - Feb 26-Mar 1, 2009
Match drawn
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