Western Australia's crazy feat secured with Shield title

Western Australia’s crazy feat secured with Shield title

Western Australia has claimed an extraordinary triple-double after winning the 2023/24 Sheffield Shield.

Adam Voges’ men were clinical against Tasmania, winning by 377 runs to seal their third successive Shield title, to go with three consecutive Marsh One-Day Cups. It is the first time the feat has been achieved.

The victory was sealed by a screamer from Joel Paris in the gully as Iain Carlisle handed Cameron Gannon a five-wicket haul.

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“A great way to finish it,” former Western Australian cricketer Brendon Julian said on Fox Cricket.

Tasmania had been set a mammoth 538 to win with four sessions remaining at the WACA after Western Australia dominated with the bat.

The home side hit 347 in the first innings before Tasmania replied with 186.

Hilton Cartwright’s 94 helped his side score 376 in their second innings before Tasmania were bowled out for 160 late on day four.

Gannon finished with 5-23 to go with his 3-38 in the first innings.

Off-spinner Corey Rocchiccioli starred too, taking 4-48 and 3-55.

“You talk about great teams, WA cricket, this is a dynasty,” former Test cricketer Steve O’Keefe said.

“First team ever to go the triple (win) in one-day cricket, now in Shield Cricket, the dominant force, it doesn’t matter which players have stepped up … that last catch was an emphatic way to put a stamp on this match.”

Western Australia captain Sam Whiteman finished player of the match after his 104 in the first innings. 

With the latest victory, Western Australia have claimed eight of the last nine men’s domestic trophies with Perth Scorchers taking out the 2021-22 and 2022-23 BBL championships. The Scorchers also won the 2021-22 WBBL.

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