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The Shield says goodbye to its top bowlers

Mar 23, 2016: Four of the top five wicket-takers of the last decade retire this season. Only one of them played Test cricket for Australia

Brydon Coverdale

Victoria v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 4th day

Butterworth leads Tasmania to draw

Mar 6, 2014: Victoria's press for a second win in the tournament was shut out by Luke Butterworth's third first-class century as Tasmania salvaged a draw in Melbourne

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Tasmania v WA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, 2nd day

Mitchell Marsh helps Western Australia take charge

Dec 9, 2013: Mitchell Marsh enjoyed a strong all-round day as Western Australia took first-innings points on the second day against Tasmania in Hobart

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South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day

Head 98 propels South Australia

Nov 23, 2013: Travis Head's ninth first-class fifty lifted South Australia to 4 for 191, after their bowlers had restricted Tasmania to 291 in the morning

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

Butterworth takes Tigers past 400

Mar 23, 2013: Jordan Silk's hard-fought century, followed by a counter-attack from Luke Butterworth and James Faulkner, helped Tasmania post a stiff total

The Report by Daniel Brettig

WA v Tas, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Ponting builds big lead for Tigers

Feb 22, 2013: Ricky Ponting led Tasmania to a what appeared a decisive lead after Luke Butterworth razed Western Australia's first innings for 97 on day two

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Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Hobart

Maddinson, Copeland tons give NSW lead

Feb 8, 2013: Nic Maddinson scored a career-best 154 and Trent Copeland made his maiden first-class century to secure first-innings points for New South Wales in a high-scoring battle with Tasmania in Hobart

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Tasmania v WA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart

Butterworth bowls Tasmania to innings win

Nov 27, 2012: Luke Butterworth's second five-wicket haul of the summer set up an innings victory for Tasmania over Western Australia in Hobart, where fighting performances from Adam Voges and Sam Whiteman were not enough to rescue the Warriors

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Australia news

'Robust' Starc pushing to front of pace queue

Oct 23, 2012: To hear Mitchell Starc described as "robust" by Australia's pace bowling coach Ali de Winter may be a far more significant moment for the young left-armer's future than any of the 14 wickets he's plucked at the CLT20

Daniel Brettig

South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide

Butterworth takes ten in Tasmania's innings win

Oct 12, 2012: Luke Butterworth's first ten-wicket match in first-class cricket ensured a crushing innings victory for Tasmania over South Australia, whose batsmen again failed at Adelaide Oval

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South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide

Butterworth destroys hapless Redbacks

Oct 10, 2012: Luke Butterworth ensured that South Australia's miserable Sheffield Shield form continued at Adelaide Oval, where they collapsed to be 7 for 93 at stumps on the second day

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NSW v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, day three

Duel cut short by bad light

Sep 28, 2012: New South Wales fought both Tasmania's lower order and a benign pitch for much of the day as they sought to press home what always looked likely to be a sizeable first innings advantage

Daniel Brettig at Bankstown Oval

Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield final, Brisbane, 3rd day

Hartley and bowlers put Queensland on top

Mar 18, 2012: Chris Hartley's sixth first-class century and a strong performance from the Queensland bowlers gave the Bulls the upper hand in the battle for the Sheffield Shield

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Qld v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield Final, Brisbane, 2nd day

Hopes' rearguard halted by rain

Mar 17, 2012: Luke Butterworth and James Faulkner splintered Queensland's top order before James Hopes mounted a brazen counterattack to leave the Sheffield Shield final nicely poised

Daniel Brettig

Tasmania v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, 3rd day

Bulls alive after tail wags

Feb 19, 2012: A fighting innings by Ben Cutting gave Queensland a lead of 165 over Tasmania with one wicket remaining after day three of the Sheffield Shield match in Hobart

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Tasmania v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Hobart

Butterworth has SA six down

Nov 15, 2011: Luke Butterworth's three top order wickets put Tasmania in control of South Australia's batting after James Faulkner had helped lift the Tigers' first innings to 361

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Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 2nd day

Bulls blast through Tigers

Oct 25, 2011: Queensland ripped out 15 Tasmanian wickets in a single day to be within reach of an innings victory over the Tigers at stumps on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba

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Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 1st day

Hilfenhaus helps keep Bulls to 287

Oct 25, 2011: Ben Hilfenhaus picked up some confidence-boosting wickets after he was axed from the Test team earlier this year, as he helped Tasmania fight back into the match against Queensland

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Western Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Butterworth fires, Johnson falls

Oct 11, 2011: Luke Butterworth's four wickets rolled Western Australia for 176 before Tasmania battled to 5 for 142 at stumps on day one of the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA ground

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Zimbabwe XI v Australia A, Harare, 1st day

Australia A fight back after Taylor, Masakadza fifties

Jul 21, 2011: Fifties from Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza put their team in a good position before a brace of late wickets for Luke Butterworth pegged Zimbabwe XI back to 250 for 5 at stumps

The Report by Liam Brickhill
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