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Australian domestic limited overs cricket tournament

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Countries  Australia
First tournament  1969–70
Administrator  Cricket Australia
Number of teams  7
Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament
Format  Limited-overs (50 overs per side)
Tournament format  Single round-robin, then finals series

A limited-overs cricket tournament has been a feature of Australian cricket since the 1969–70 season, branded as the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup for the 2016–17 season. Initially a knockout cup, the competition now features a single round-robin followed by a finals series, with matches limited to 50 overs per side. The tournament is contested between teams representing the six states of Australia, who also compete in the first-class Sheffield Shield. Three other teams have also played in the tournament for short periods of time: New Zealand's national team competed in several early tournaments, a team representing Australian Capital Territory participated for a brief period in the late 1990s, and Cricket Australia XI took part as the seventh team for three seasons starting with 2015-16. The current champions are New South Wales.

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History

England was the first country to introduce a domestic one-day limited-overs competition with its Gillette Cup in 1963. Australia was the next country to do so when this competition was established in 1969–70. It has been held every summer since, under a wide variety of names and formats. It is a List A cricket competition. It was the first List A competition to feature numbers on player's shirts when they were introduced for the 1995-96 season.

Competition format

  • 1969/70 to 1978/79 – Straight knockout
  • 1979/80 to 1981/82 – 2 pools of 3, semi finals, 3rd/4th playoff and final
  • 1982/83 to 1991/92 – 2 pools of 3, semi finals and final
  • 1992/93 to 1999/2000 – Single round robin (i.e. home OR away), preliminary final and final
  • 2000/01 to 2010/11 – Double round robin home and away plus final.
  • 2011/12 to 2012/13 – Partial round robin (8 matches per team, 3 of 5 opponents played both home and away), plus final.
  • 2013/14 – Carnival format, 6 round games, preliminary final and final.
  • 2014/15 – Carnival format, 7 round games, preliminary final and final.
  • 2015/16 to date - Carnival format, 8 round games, preliminary final and final.
  • Competition names

  • Vehicle & General Australasian Knock-out Competition, 1969–70 and 1970–71
  • Coca-Cola Australasian Knock-out Competition, 1971–72 and 1972–73
  • Gillette Cup, 1973–74 to 1978–79
  • McDonald's Cup, 1979–80 to 1987–88
  • FAI Cup, 1988–89 to 1991–92
  • Mercantile Mutual Cup, 1992–93 to 2000–01
  • ING Cup 2001–02 to 2005–06
  • Ford Ranger Cup, 2006–07 to 2009–10
  • Ryobi One Day Cup, from 2010–11 to 2013–14
  • Matador BBQs One Day Cup, from 2014–15
  • Teams

    a Each team has used several venues to host matches. For a full list, see list of cricket grounds in Australia.
    b New Zealand did not play home games in this series.

  • Titles correct up to then end of the 2016-17 season.
  • Competition placings

    For a complete list of finals with short scorecards and crowd figures, see Australian Domestic One-Day Cricket Final.

    1975–76 to 1991–92

  • 1 The 1982–83 final was originally washed out, and then re-scheduled at the beginning of the 1983–84 season.
  • 3 – Won third place playoff
  • 4 – Lost third place playoff
  • Leading run-scorers and wicket-takers for each state

    Career statistics include all matches up to the end of the 2012–13 season.

    Points system

    Points are awarded as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a no-result or a tie
  • 0 points for a loss
  • 1 bonus point if a team achieves a run rate 1.25 times that of the opposition
  • 2 bonus points if a team achieves a run rate twice that of the opposition
  • The top two teams at the end of the pool matches play-off in the final. The higher-placed team has the home ground advantage.

    In the 2010–11 season, the match points included one point for a first innings lead, and four points for a win; with five points if a team leads at the first innings and subsequently wins.

    Television coverage

    In 2006–07, the Ford Ranger One Day Cup was televised on Fox Sports. 25 out of the 31 games were televised including the final. Prior to Fox Sports' broadcasting of the domestic cricket competition, Nine was the host broadcaster. In India STAR Cricket shows the telecast with the help of Fox Sports. In 2011–12 Fox Sports broadcast all 25 games of the Ryobi One Day Cup live. The Nine Network became the rights holder once again from the 2013–14 season, primarily showing matches Live on GEM and simulcasting via Cricket Australia's website. There are negotiations in place with ITV to televise the competition in the UK.

    References

    Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament Wikipedia


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