Trio declare cricket’s triple crown
A trio of Victorians has become the first cricketers to ever win Australia’s ‘triple crown’ of home competitions.
There were 5 Victorians that performed in each Victoria’s JLT One-Day Cup and JLT Sheffield Shield triumphs this season, however most effective Marcus Harris, Chris Tremain, and Cameron White had been additionally a part of the KFC BBL-winning Melbourne Renegades aspect.
“It’s capped off an incredible 12 months for us at Victoria. It began a long term in the past returned in September with the only-dayers,” Harris said on the publish-in shape presentation on Fox Cricket.
“It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, so I have not had much time to take a seat down and think about what I’ve achieved.
“But it’s simply been incredible, to were able to win all 3 titles with the Vics has been very special. To win a Test series against Sri Lanka was brilliant and manifestly to make my debut for Australia.
“It’s been a quite jam-packed summer however I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Victoria and Melbourne Renegades coach Andrew McDonald also can lay declare to the treble having been at the back of the reins for all three titles.
Travis Dean – who captained the kingdom of their Shield very last conquer NSW – and Matt Short had been the alternative two who performed in the one-day final in addition to closing weekend’s fine title win.
Dean performed video games for the Melbourne Stars remaining season while Short plays his Big Bash cricket with the Adelaide Strikers.
Shield-winner Jon Holland became a squad member with the Renegades for BBLhowever did now not play within the final and changed into with Australia’s Test squad inside the UAE for the duration of the only-day match.
Previously, there have been most effective two players to win each the BBL name and Sheffield Shield within the same season.
Fawad Ahmed becomes the primary man to do in 2015-sixteen when he turned into part of the Sydney Thunder’s title in BBLafter which gained the Shield with Victoria.
And ultimate summer season Michael Neser played a leading function with bat and ball in wins for the Adelaide Strikers in earlier than assisting the Queensland Bulls to elevate the Shield.
Only twice have there been players who have won the one-day cup and BBL identify within the identical season.
In 2013-13 the Queensland Bulls took out the one-day name and the Brisbane Heat received02 with Chris Hartley, Luke Pomersbach, Joe Burns, Peter Forrest and Alister McDermott playing in each final.
And in 2014-15 the Western Warriors won the one-day cup the identical yr because the Perth Scorchers gained BBLpresenting in both final XIs.
Winning the Shield and one-day cup double is slightly more common however continues to be an unprecedented feat, and this summer time’s Victorian facet had been best the ninth to reap that double.