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Career milestone for Travis Head after another Shield fifty

Travis Head made his sixth score of 50 or more in this year's Sheffield Shield with 76 in South Australia's first innings of their draw against Victoria at the Junction Oval in Melbourne over the Easter weekend. His 16 in South Australia's second innings took him to exactly 8,000 first-class runs in his 115th match.

The 27-year-old, one of Sussex's overseas players for the 2021 season, was his side's top-scorer in their first innings total of 333. Victoria replied with 365, during which the South Australia captain took 1 for 57 from 19 overs of his off spin and took two catches. South Australia made 329 for 9 in their second innings as the game ended in a draw.

Head catch

The South Australia captain finishes this year's Sheffield Shield campaign with 893 runs in 14 inninngs at an average of 68.69. Only Cameron Green of Western Australia, with 922 runs, has scored more.

Travis is set to travel to England after the conclusion of the Australian domestic season and a period of rest, with his first match for Sussex likely to be the away LV= Insurance County Championship fixture against Northamptonshire the starts on Thursday 6th May.

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