Saints salute Vic stars
Date of Event : Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:27PM

St Kilda Cricket Club would like to congratulate Bob Quiney and Marcus Harris on winning the 2016/17 Sheffield Shield title.

Quiney made 48 and 1 in the decider up in Alice Springs, while Harris hit 120 and 21 as Victoria romped to its third gong in as many years.

It was Quiney's fifth Sheffield Shield crown, placing the Saints captain in elite company with some of the greats of Australian domestic cricket.

St Kilda president Paul Ryan paid tribute to both players following the Bushrangers draw against South Australia, which was all they needed to take the title.

"Being part of a winning Shield team is an incredible achievement for Both Bob and Marcus," Ryan said.

"We are very proud of them and they thoroughly deserve all the accolades they receive. Harris' hundred set the game up and Bob's first innings knock allowed the Vics to continue their momentum.

"A special congratulations is in order for Quiney, who has captained our club superbly this season, played some terrific cricket in the BBL, and has now won his fifth Shield title."

Harris finished the first-class season with the fourth most runs in the competition.

He registered 808 runs at an average of 42.52, including two tons and four 50s. His strike-rate of 67.10 was the highest of any of the top 23 run-makers.

Peter Handscomb also played four matches for Victoria before he was called up to make his Test debut. The right-hander made 410 runs at 68.33 with a highest score of 215.

Last updated: Friday March 31, 2017 1:29PM