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Confetti rains down on the Perth Scorchers players as they celebrate winning the Big Bash League

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Four BBL teams fined over contract reporting

Cricket Australia newly-formed integrity unit has punished four BBL teams for failing to complete their contract reporting duties

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Marcus North celebrates his second hundred of the season

Australia news

North claims top WA honour

In the morning, Marcus North announced his retirement. By the end of the evening he was being toasted by Western Australian cricket for another reason, as the winner of the Laurie Sawle Medal

Marcus North celebrates after reaching his century

Australia news

North retires from Australian cricket

Former Test batsman Marcus North has sprung a surprise by announcing his retirement from Australian domestic cricket at the age of 34 and after a season in which he was named Sheffield Shield Player of the Year

Steven Smith holds the spoils

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 5th day

NSW claim Shield after Smith ton

If the Sheffield Shield final petered out inevitably to a dull draw in front of a small gathering at Manuka Oval, then there was no fizz lacking in the celebrations of a New South Wales team toasting their first domestic title since 2008

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Jason Behrendorff celebrates a wicket

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 4th day

NSW on brink of title after rainy day

New South Wales are effectively one day away from lifting the Sheffield Shield after most of the fourth day of the final against Western Australia was washed out in Canberra

Josh Hazlewood sends down a delivery

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 3rd day

Hazlewood's six puts NSW on path toward title

Josh Hazlewood's six-wicket haul kept New South Wales firmly in control of the Sheffield Shield final, despite Mitchell Marsh's efforts to drag Western Australia back into the contest with an unbeaten 92

Moises Henriques toasts his century

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 2nd day

Hazlewood, Henriques stun Warriors

Josh Hazlewood shattered Western Australia's top order in an extraordinary burst late on day two of the Sheffield Shield final

Steve Smith drives

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 1st day

Western Australia strike back with reverse swing

Not only was day one of Canberra's first Sheffield Shield final a pleasingly twisting contest between New South Wales and Western Australia, it was also a neat encapsulation of the new skills being honed by the shift away from seaming pitches

Steve O'Keefe took three wickets to help reduce Western Australia to 232 for 9

NSW v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield Final, Canberra

Blues, Warriors emerge from chaos

New South Wales and Western Australia will compete the Sheffield Shield final, with both having battled internal politics and disciplinary issues to reach the stage