Cricket - Sheffield Shield Final


Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 04:06
These are from the recent Sheffield Shield Final (Australia's first class domestic competition) between New South Wales and Western Australia which was played in Canberra because the Sydney Cricket Ground had already been taken over by Autralian Rules football.

The match was fairly low key with free entry so I thought I would see if I could get in with my Sigma 150-500 and have try my hand at shooting some professional sport. Cricket seems to be relatively easy to shoot as most of the action is slow moving and predictable but I tried to get the ball in every shot to add some action.

All shot with the Sigma 150-500 handheld on my K10d.

Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon batting for NSW @400mm

Lyon demonstrating his forward defence @310mm

Pull shot @500mm

Ashton Agar (famous for scoring 98 in his test debut batting no. 11) sending down some of his a left-arm orthodox spin @ 400mm

Agar really putting in some effort @440mm

Moises Henriques walks off after being caught for 140

DA*16-50 @ 50mm

Manuka Oval

Last Edited by Mike_L_76 on 14/04/2014 - 04:08


Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 09:25
Nice set.. They give a good feel to the day. Ive done a bit of cricket myself. Its not so easy. My favourite is the pull shot. Bit of a shame the stand was empty.
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Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 09:49
Excited crowd!
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Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 21:41
It a big country and not nearly enough people to fill it up

Mike, you've done a good job there of catching some action - the first two with the ball in shot are great. Th 3rd 4th & 5th may benefit from a bit tighter cropping I feel. Thanks for sharing some different sports!
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Link Posted 15/04/2014 - 02:01
stub wrote:
. Bit of a shame the stand was empty.

walkeja wrote:
Excited crowd!

McGregNi wrote:
It a big country and not nearly enough people to fill it up

Thanks for the feedback.

The Sheffield Shield competition struggles to attract crowds at the best of times. There was about 2,000 people at the game but most of them were sitting in the covered stands and shaded areas instead of the empty stands you see in the background where they would have been looking into the sun.
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