Domestic News

Voges announces State Cricket retirement

Wednesday March 15, 2017 by  

Popular Western Warriors captain Adam Voges has today announced his retirement from domestic state cricket effective at the end of this Sheffield Shield season after a decorated 15-year career.

Voges, 37, will play at the WACA Ground for Western Australia for the final time in the Round 10 match against New South Wales from Thursday. He will also be available for the Shield final in Alice Springs against Victoria should WA qualify.

The long-serving batsman, who recently overtook John Inverarity for most wins as WA’s Sheffield Shield captain list, said it was “the right time” to retire. Read more

Bulls go down to Redbacks

Tuesday February 28, 2017 by  

The Queensland Bulls face a must-win Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania next week after going down to the South Australian Redbacks by six-wickets today in Adelaide.

The loss leaves the Bulls fifth on the Shield ladder, needing success in Hobart next week to keep their finals hopes alive.

The match was in a tense position when play resumed today, with the Redbacks needing 120-runs and the Bulls another six wickets for victory. 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

BBL announces expansion plans for next season

Friday January 27, 2017 by  

The Big Bash League is set to expand from next season, with an additional eight matches being added to the competition, Cricket Australia announced today.

The BBL|07 regular season will increase to 40 matches, from 32 this season, in addition to the existing two Semi Finals and the Final, bringing the total to 43 matches. The expansion will mean that more than 100 BBL and WBBL matches will be played next season.

With more than 1 million fans already attending matches this season, and a TV viewership average of more than a million nationally each night, the Big Bash is set for another record season, with tomorrow’s final against Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers at #TheFurnace expected to be a sell-out. 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

Dominant Scorchers lock in Home Semi-Final

Saturday January 21, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have stormed to the top of the KFC Big Bash League table in dramatic fashion and guaranteed a home semi-final with a seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes inside 14 overs at Blundstone Arena.

The result means Perth, currently top-placed, cannot finish lower than second, with the final table positions, including potential opponents, to be determined through the result of the currently in-play match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers at the MCG.

The match marked a stunning return to form for Player of the Match Shaun Marsh, who bludgeoned 57 off 34 balls, including two towering sixes and seven fours to see his side to 3-135 in pursuit of Hobart’s 6-134 with 37 balls remaining. 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

Heat penalised for slow over rate

Thursday January 12, 2017 by  

The Brisbane Heat Big Bash League side have been fined $1,000 per player in the playing XI as a result of a slow over rate in their match against the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba on 11 January 2017.

This fine will be reduced to $500 per player, should the Brisbane Heat accept the penalty without appeal.

The Heat were found to be six minutes behind the scheduled time to complete their 20 overs, after allowances, which equated to being one over short. 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