Victorian Premier Cricket

Victorian Premier Cricket is a club cricket competition in the state of Victoria administered by Cricket Victoria. Each club fields four teams (firsts through to fourths) of adult players and usually play on weekends and public holidays. Matches are played on turf wickets under limited-time rules, with most results being decided on a first-innings basis.

Victorian Premier Cricket
AdministratorCricket Victoria
Format2-day matches (with 1-day matches)
First edition1906–07
Tournament formathome and away
Number of teams18
Current championCarlton (2021/22)
Most successful21 Melbourne
Most runs Warren Ayres (15,277)[1]
Most wickets Bert Ironmonger (862)[2]

Outstanding players in the competition are selected to play for the Victorian Bushrangers at first-class and List A level, in the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup competitions respectively. The competition commenced in the 1906–07 season when it was known as "District cricket", and was renamed in 1990. Separate competitions for one-day matches (2002–03) and Twenty20 (2005–06) were later established.


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