The Victorian Bushrangers
is an Australian cricket team based in Melbourne
, that represents the state of Victoria
. It is administered by Cricket Victoria and draws its players from Melbourne's Premier Cricket
competition. The team competes in three competitions: the Sheffield Shield
first-class competition, the Ryobi One Day Cup
competition, and the more recent Twenty20
competition known as the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash
. They are currently winners of the 2010/11 Ryobi One Day Cup
The team first played in 1851 and most recently won the Sheffield Shield in 2009/10, and made the finals in 2005–06 and 2007–08.
The Bushrangers' club captain
is Cameron White
and the vice-captain
is David Hussey
. Victoria won the first three KFC Twenty20 Big Bash
competitions which were staged.
The team's home ground is the MCG
, subject to availability and second home ground is the Junction Oval
. The team also plays one Ryobi One Day Cup
match in country Victoria a season.
Victoria has provided many players to the Australian
team. It played in the initial first class match in Australia and has a long and successful history.
Victoria was the dominant force in the early days of Australian first-class cricket, winning two of the first three Sheffield Shield tournaments and won most of their early domestic friendly games against the other states.
Victoria has hosted a list of greats such as Warwick Armstrong
, Bill Woodfull
, Bill Ponsford
, Neil Harvey
, Hugh Trumble
, Lindsay Hassett
, Dean Jones