The wicketkeeper Chris Hartley has been named Queensland's player of the year for 2012-13 while the fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile won Western Australia's equivalent award after a strong summer
Gurinder Sandhu's rapid emergence as a pace bowler of substance has been underlined by his surprise plucking of the Steve Waugh Medal as the best New South Wales cricketer for 2012-13
A slogging Sheffield Shield final cannot be allowed to encourage thoughts of its removal from the domestic schedule
A draw was all Tasmania needed for their third Sheffield Shield triumph, and a draw was what they celebrated after a relatively uneventful final day at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
James Faulkner and Tim Paine's 161-run stand snuffed out Queensland's chances of claiming the Sheffield Shield title as Tasmania finished the day with a lead of 434 runs
A rain delay and some good bowling from the home side affected Queensland's chances of taking a lead over Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield final, as they finished at 185 for 7
Jordan Silk's hard-fought century, followed by a counter-attack from Luke Butterworth and James Faulkner, helped Tasmania post a stiff total
Tasmania openers Jordan Silk and Mark Cosgrove played cautiously to give their side a strong start on the first day of the Sheffield Shield final against Queensland
The quiet confidence Ryan Harris exudes now is a result of the time he has been able to spend around the Queensland squad.
It has seldom been tougher to make runs in the Sheffield Shield than it has been this season. Ricky Ponting has fit right in.
In a reminder of what the Australian team is missing, Ricky Ponting was deservedly named Sheffield Shield player of the year at the state cricket awards in Hobart
Victoria's batsmen failed to take proper advantage of the start their openers Chris Rogers and Rob Quiney had provided as Tasmania fought back on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at Bellerive Oval
Ricky Ponting clattered his third Sheffield Shield century of the summer as Tasmania maintained their late push to reach the competition final
Ben Hilfenhaus cut through Queensland's top order and Luke Butterworth followed up to hand Tasmania a resounding 163-run victory in the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba