Cricket Australia have today released the full fixture for all three domestic competitions; the Marsh Sheffield Shield, the Marsh One-Day Cup, and the Women’s National Cricket League.
Excitingly, this summer proposes the return of full domestic schedules across all competitions, with Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One-Day Cup returning to full 31- and 22-game schedules respectively in 2021-22, while the Women’s National Cricket League will once again comprise a 29-game campaign.
Six Marsh Sheffield Shield rounds will take place before the KFC BBL|11 commences on December 5, with two of these to be held at Blundstone Arena in Hobart. The sixth and final of these rounds will run concurrently with the Vodafone Test against Afghanistan.
In total, all teams will contest 10 rounds of cricket in the 2021-22 Marsh Sheffield Shield, meaning each side will play each other twice, and the Tigers will get the opportunity to host all five teams at Blundstone Arena throughout the summer. The second block of Marsh Sheffield Shield matches will begin in early February.
WNCL matches will once again be held in blocks, providing ideal lead in and preparation to the CommBank Ashes series and ICC Women’s World Cup, commencing in December. In total, four of the Tigers eight matches will be held at Blundstone Arena.
Finally, the Marsh One-Day Cup will also return to a full fixture, with each side playing seven matches before the Final. The competition will take place across two phases, with the Tigers to play five matches in September and October – including one home fixture at Blundstone Arena – before the competition resumes in February.
The Tigers final two matches of the Marsh One-Day Cup fixture are scheduled to be held at Blundstone Arena in February, including a day-night clash with New South Wales, to be broadcast on Foxtel.
Additionally, a number of tour matches schedule have also been announced, highlighted by Australia A taking on the men’s England Lions and women’s England A sides. Further tour matches may be added to the schedule throughout the summer.
Cricket Australia will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation throughout the summer and prioritise the health and safety of fans, players, staff and officials in all its decisions.
MARSH SHEFFIELD SHIELD
Sep 28 – Oct 1: Queensland v Tasmania, Riverway Stadium
Oct 15 – 18: Victoria v Tasmania, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Oct 26 – 29: Tasmania v Western Australia, Blundstone Arena
Nov 7 – 10: Tasmania v South Australia, Blundstone Arena
Nov 17 – 20: New South Wales v Tasmania, Sydney Cricket Ground
Nov 28 – Dec 1: Western Australia v Tasmania, WACA Ground
Feb 7 – 10: Tasmania v New South Wales, Blundstone Arena
Feb 17 – 20: Tasmania v Victoria, Blundstone Arena
Mar 5 – 8: South Australia v Tasmania, Adelaide Oval
Mar 16 – 19: Tasmania v Queensland, Blundstone Arena
March 26 – 30: Venue TBC
MARSH ONE-DAY CUP
Sep 13: South Australia v Tasmania, CitiPower Centre (Foxtel)
Sep 15: Victoria v Tasmania, CitiPower Centre (Foxtel)
Oct 3: Queensland v Tasmania, Riverway Stadium
Oct 6: South Australia v Tasmania, Karen Rolton Oval
Oct 31: Tasmania v Western Australia, Blundstone Arena
Feb 12: Tasmania v New South Wales, Blundstone Arena (Foxtel, D/N)
Feb 22: Tasmania v Victoria, Blundstone Arena
Feb 27: Venue TBC
WOMEN’S NATIONAL CRICKET LEAGUE
Oct 1: New South Wales v Tasmania, Hurstville Oval
Oct 3: New South Wales v Tasmania, Hurstville Oval
Dec 16: Tasmania v South Australia, Blundstone Arena
Dec 19: Tasmania v ACT, Blundstone Arena
Jan 7: Tasmania v Queensland, Blundstone Arena
Jan 9: Tasmania v Queensland, Blundstone Arena
Feb 14: Western Australia v Tasmania, WACA Ground
Feb 16: Tasmania v Victoria, Lilac Hill
Mar 6: Venue TBC