September start for 2012-13 Interstate Program
Tuesday August 7, 2012
Cricket Australia has today released the full interstate schedule for the 2012-13 summer of cricket, with the Warriors to kick off the season with two home Bupa Sheffield Shield and Ryobi One-Day Cup matches at the WACA Ground.
The Warriors take on the NSW Blues in a One-Day Cup encounter on Sunday September 16 before the two sides back up for a Sheffield Shield fixture starting on Tuesday September 18.
The Victorian Bushrangers then head to Perth the following week for a One-Day Cup match against the hosts on Friday September 28 and a Shield game beginning two days later.
The Warriors will have a four week break while the Perth Scorchers take part in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in South Africa. They will resume with a One-Day - Shield double against the Bushrangers in Melbourne in late October.
All teams will play 10 Sheffield Shield and eight One-Day Cup fixtures in 2012-13, as they did last summer, with the interstate competitions to be in recess while the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League is held across December and January.
The One-Day Cup final will be played on Wednesday February 27, while the Sheffield Shield will conclude with the traditional five-day encounter starting on Friday March 22.
Meanwhile the Western Fury commence life under new Head Coach Stephen Jenkin with a WNCL and Women’s T20 triple-header against the Tasmanian Roar at the WACA Ground from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October.
The Fury’s Women’s T20 fixture against the SA Scorpions on Sunday December 9 will be played as a curtain-raiser to the Scorchers’ opening Twenty20 Big Bash League encounter against the Adelaide Strikers at The Furnace.
And WA, under the guidance of new WACA Development Coach Geoff Marsh, will play four Futures League matches in 2012-13, meeting the QAS and South Australia at home and travelling to Tasmania and Victoria.
Western Warriors 2012-13 Interstate Program
(local start times mentioned)
September 18-21: New South Wales Blues, WACA Ground (10:00am)
September 30-October 3: Victoria Bushrangers, WACA Ground (10:00am)
November 2-5: Victoria Bushrangers, MCG (11am)
November 12-15: Southern Redbacks, WACA Ground (10:30am)
November 25-28: Tasmanian Tigers, Blundstone Arena (10:30am)
January 24-27: New South Wales Blues, Blacktown (11:00am)
February 4-7: Queensland Bulls, Gabba (10:00am)
February 21-24: Tasmanian Tigers, WACA Ground (10:30am)
March 7-10: Southern Redbacks, Adelaide Oval (11:00am)
March 14-17: Queensland Bulls, WACA Ground (10:30am)
Ryobi One-Day Cup
Sunday September 16: New South Wales Blues, WACA Ground (11:15am)
Friday September 28: Victoria Bushrangers, WACA Ground (11:15am)
Wednesday November 7: Victoria Bushrangers, MCG (2:15pm)
Saturday November 17: Southern Redbacks, WACA Ground (11:15am)
Saturday December 1: Tasmanian Tigers, Burnie (10:30am)
Wednesday January 30: New South Wales Blues, SCG (2:15pm)
Saturday February 2: Queensland Bulls, Gabba (1:15pm)
Tuesday February 19: Tasmanian Tigers, WACA Ground (11:15am)
Western Fury 2012-13 Interstate Program:
Women’s National Cricket League
Saturday October 13: Tasmanian Roar, WACA Ground
Saturday October 27: Victoria Spirit, Venue TBC
Saturday November 10: Queensland Fire, WACA Ground
Saturday November 24: New South Wales Breakers, Blacktown Sportspark
Saturday December 8: SA Scorpions, Venue TBC
Saturday January 5: ACT Meteors, Manuka Oval
Women’s Twenty20 Friday 12 & Sunday 14 October: Tasmanian Roar, WACA Ground
Friday 26 & Sunday 28 October: Victoria Spirit, Venue TBC
Friday 9 & Sunday 11 November: Queensland Fire, WACA Ground
Friday 23 & Sunday 25 November: New South Wales Breakers, Blacktown
Friday 7 December: SA Scorpions, Venue TBC
Sunday 9 December: SA Scorpions, WACA Ground (curtain-raiser to Scorchers vs Strikers T20 BBL match)
Friday 6 & Sunday 8 January: ACT Meteors, Manuka Oval
October 29 to November 1: WA vs QAS, TBC
November 19-22: Tas vs WA, TBC
January 28-31: Vic vs WA, Junction Oval
March 4-7: WA vs SA, WACA Ground
Note: Each schedule is current as of today, August 7, 2012. Cricket Australia reserves the right in its absolute discretion to change or amend the official 2012-13 interstate season program without notice.
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