Defining an Australian Premier 1st Grade Match

Defining an Australian Premier 1st Grade Match

I am currently in the process of working on a Australian Premier 1st Grade Project. In this project I am looking at collating the following information:

  • Every Australian Premier 1st Grade Match and Result
  • Every Australian Premier 1st Grade Player
  • Every Australian Premier 1st Grade Umpire
  • Every Australian Premier 1st Grade Scorer
  • Every Australian Premier 1st Grade Ground

This is the male competition only but once this is completed, I will be working on the women’s competitions.

In terms of what defines an Australian Premier 1st Grade match, each state and territory defines it as something different. In terms of my project, I am defining this as the following. This is to compare apples and apples, not apples and pears if you can get my drift.

Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Premier 1st Grade Competitions for the Douglas Cup, John Gallop Cup (and it’s predecessors) and the ACT Twenty20 Competition.

New South Wales

  • NSW Premier 1st Grade Competitions for the Belvidere Cup, NSW Limited Overs Competition, Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Competition.
  • The Rothman’s Cup and the Limited Overs Competition.

Queensland

  • Queensland Premier 1st Grade Competitions for the Two-Day, One-Day and Twenty20 Competitions.
  • K&R Plumbing One Day Competition and it’s predecessors.

South Australia

  • SACA Premier 1st Grade, Limited Overs and Twenty20 Competitions.
  • Gillette Cup One Day Competition

Tasmania

  • Tasmania Premier 1st Grade, Limited Overs and Twenty20 Competitions (previously the STCA 1st Grade Competitions).
  • Kookaburra Cup Knock-Out Competition.
  • Town & Country Cup Knock-Out Competition.

Victoria

  • Victoria Premier 1st Grade Two-Day and Limited Overs Competitions.
  • Super Slam Twenty20 Competition.
  • Premier Twenty20 Competition.
  • HSV-7/Canberra TV/State Bank Cup Knock Out Competitions
  • Kleenex Shield/Easton Sports Shield/Puma Knockout Cup/CUB One-Day Shield

Western Australia

  • WACA Premier 1st Grade Two-Day Competition and One Day League Competition
  • Premier T20 Competition
  • Sunday League
  • Statewide Twenty20 Competition

Highest Individual Innings in List A Cricket

Today, Travis Head made 230 for South Australia against Queensland in the Marsh One-Day Cup.  It is the 6th highest individual innings overall in List A cricket and the second highest in Australia after D’arcy Short’s 257 for Western Australia in 2018/19 at Hurstville Oval.

Highest Individual Innings in List A Matches:

268 AD Brown (2002)
264 RG Sharma (2014/15)
257 DJM Short (2018/19)
248 S Dhawan (2013/14)
237* MJ Guptill (2014/15)
230 TM Head (Today)
227* PP Shaw (2020/21)
222* RG Pollock (1974/75)
222 JM How (2012/13)

Premier 1st Grade Cricket Grounds Named after Test Cricketers

Abbett Park East, Scarborough was recently renamed Justin Langer Oval. This is the 24th Premier 1st Grade Ground named after a Test Cricketer.

This includes Oxenham Park which the main oval was later named Ken Mackay Oval.

The following is a list of Premier 1st Grade Grounds named after Test Cricketers:

Alan Davidson Oval, Alexandria
Allan Border Field, Albion
Allan Border Oval, Mosman
Bill Lawry Oval, Northcote
Brad Haddin Oval, Queanbeyan
Glenn McGrath Oval, Caringbah
Grahame Thomas Oval, Bankstown
Harry Trott Oval, St Kilda
Ian Healy Oval, Kalinga
IW Johnson Oval, Albert Park
Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Ken Mackay Oval, Nundah (formerly Oxenham Park)
Kippax No.1 Oval, Holt
Kippax No.2 Oval, Holt
Mark Taylor Oval, Leeton
Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara
Mervyn G Hughes Oval, Footscray
Peter Burge Oval, Wellington Point
Peter Siddle Oval, Morwell
Ross Gregory Oval, St Kilda
Tony Dodemaide Oval, Footscray
Trevor Hohns Oval, Deagon
Trumper Oval, Paddington