Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament
The Australian domestic one-day cricket tournament, currently known as the Ryobi One Day Cup is the premier domestic limited overs cricket competition in Australia. The competition includes the six first-class cricket teams in Australia, as well as formerly including the Canberra Comets and the New Zealand national cricket team. First played in the 1969-70 season, the competition has run since then under a variety of different names and sponsors. Formerly played over 50 overs, for the 2010-11 season the competition will switch to a new format which features 45 over matches with 12 man teams, with split innings of 20 and 25 overs.
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.
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 date - Double round robin (i.e. home AND away), final
Vehicle & General Australasian Knock-out Competition, 1969-70 and 1970-71
Coca-Cola Australasian Knock-out Competition, 1971–72 and 1972–73