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Cowboys co-captain ACL injury confirmed

Monday March 13, 2017 by  

North Queensland co-captain Matt Scott will miss the remainder of the 2017 National Rugby League season after scans confirmed he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

The 31-year old forward was forced off the field late in the second half of Friday’s epic golden point extra time round two derby clash between the Cowboys and Broncos at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

Speaking about the injury to Scott, Cowboys coach Paul Green said, “It’s obviously a huge blow for Matt and he’s understandably devastated.” Read more

Force topple Reds, end lean home run

Thursday March 2, 2017 by  

The Western Force have ended their recent run of home defeats with a spirited 26-19 victory over the Queensland Reds at nib Stadium in Perth this evening.

Led by Curtis Rona and Dane Haylett-Petty the home side were celebrating their first home win in nearly two years with a courageous come-from-behind performance against a star-studded Reds line-up.

Best for the Reds in defeat were Eto Nabuli, who scored a hat-trick of five-pointers, along with veterans George Smith and Quade Cooper. Read more

Scorchers smash Sixers, Big Bash Champions again

Saturday January 28, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have easily outclassed the Sydney Sixers, winning the Sixth Big Bash League Final by nine wickets at the Furnace this evening.

Perth Scorchers opening batsman Michael Klinger celebrates his half century during the Big Bash League Final.
Photo courtesy of WACA/Perth Scorchers, Getty Images

In front of a full house and venue record attendance, the home side reclaimed the Big Bash Champions tag with relative ease, keeping the Sixers to 9-141 then chasing down the target with 25 balls to spare.

Scorchers paceman Jhye Richardson was named player of the match, taking 3-30 off his four overs, while Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn was named player of the tournament.

For the Perth based side, it was their third Big Bash Championship from the last four seasons, having also appeared in the tournament decider across five of the first six that have been played so far. Read more

Scorchers advance, shoot down the Stars again

Tuesday January 24, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have defeated the Melbourne Stars by seven wickets in the first semi-final played at the Furnace this evening.

Perth Scorchers strike bowler Mitchell Johnson celebrates with Michael Klinger the dismissal of Melbourne Stars’ Kevin Pietersen.
Photo courtesy of WACA/Perth Scorchers, Getty Images

Led by Mitchell Johnson the Scorchers progressed to the Big Bash League Final for the fifth time in six seasons and ended the Stars run for the fourth time in the qualifying match.

Johnson claimed the man of the match award and finished with his Big Bash career best, and the ninth best Scorchers bowling figures in an innings, taking three-for as many from his fiery four over spell.

The Stars were restricted to a fairly modest 8-136 off their 20 overs, a similar score they chased here only 10 nights ago. The Scorchers in reply reached the 137-run target with 19 balls to spare. Read more

Australia overcome Pakistan in Perth

Thursday January 19, 2017 by  

Australia has defeated Pakistan by seven wickets to win the third One-Day International match played at the WACA Ground in Perth today.

Pakistan paceman Junaid Khan bowling to Australian ODI debutant Peter Handscomb.

The Australians chased down the 264-run target with five overs to spare, finishing 3-265, courtesy of the batting prowess of skipper Steve Smith (108no) and debutant Peter Handscomb (82).

With the hosts teetering on 2-45 in the 10th over, Smith and Handscomb combined to guide their side towards the target with a 183-run third wicket partnership.

David Warner ensured the run chase began briskly as he raced to 35, while fellow opener Usman Khawaja consolidated at the other end though was only able to score nine. Read more

Stars too hot for the Scorchers

Saturday January 14, 2017 by  

The Stars have aligned again to defeat the Scorchers at the Furnace in Perth this evening by seven wickets.

The Melbourne-based franchise notched up a hat-trick of victories over their semi-final rivals from the West with another dominant performance to move to the top of the Big Bash League ladder with only a handful of preliminary matches remaining.

On a barmy evening, and in front of a new venue record attendance for any Big Bash match played so far in Perth, the Stars sent a cold chill through the Scorchers, restricting them to 7-134 off their 20 overs. Read more

Scorchers rebound and douse the Heat

Wednesday January 11, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have rebounded from last week’s defeat to douse the Brisbane Heat by 27 runs at the Gabba in Brisbane this evening.

Hat-trick for Perth Scorchers paceman AJ Tye (left) against the Brisbane Heat tonight.
Photo courtesy of BBL/Cricket Australia

Defending what looked like a modest 157 runs, the Scorchers put the Heat behind the required rate quickly with three wickets in the power-play, eventually bowling the hosts out for 129 in the final over of their innings.

Michael Klinger was named player of the match after he top scored with 81 runs, moving within a couple runs of reaching the 1500 Big Bash League career runs milestone.

Andrew Tye meanwhile claimed four wickets including a hat-trick to complete the match, the second bowler ever to do so in a Big Bash League game. Read more

Heat silence the Scorchers

Thursday January 5, 2017 by  

The Brisbane Heat have taken the honours with a convincing nine-wicket victory over the Perth Scorchers at the Furnace this evening.

Perth Scorchers all-rounder Mitch Marsh scored 70 with the bat against the Brisbane Heat.
Photo courtesy of WACA/Perth Scorchers

Chris Lynn top scored with 98 not out and claimed the man of the match after he smashed an equal record 11 sixes for a Big Bash League innings and survived three dropped chances.

With Brendon McCullum at the other end together they shared a new and unbeaten Big Bash second wicket record partnership of 148 runs.

Lynn’s innings also saw him move to within six runs of becoming the highest run scorer in the Big Bash League history.

The Brisbane based side rebounded from defeat to the Sydney Sixers on Tuesday evening to claim victory this evening in the 15th over after earlier restricting the Scorchers to 6-173. Read more

Scorchers outclass the Thunder

Sunday January 1, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have outclassed the Sydney Thunder to claim a convincing 50-run victory at the Furnace this evening.

The Scorchers Big Bash League semi-finals aspirations remain alive with their third win from four starts and second from as many at home this summer, while the Thunder season is on the ropes following four straight defeats.

Mitch Marsh claimed the player of the match award for a brisk 44 not out with the bat, striding the crease in the 11th over with the Scorchers needing to boost their run rate and post a challenging target for the Thunder to chase. Read more

Scorchers light up the Furnace in season opener

Friday December 23, 2016 by  

The Perth Scorchers have defeated the Adelaide Strikers by 48 runs at the Furnace this evening.

Spearheaded by an all-round team performance the Scorchers atoned for their five previous season opening defeats to comfortably win tonight’s only preliminary round match between these two teams.

Ashton Turner claimed the man of the match honours for his blistering 44 not out from only 19 deliveries with the bat towards the end of the Scorchers innings along with his superb bowling where he conceded only six runs from two overs. Read more