Monday January 2, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
The Perth Scorchers have signed English bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan as the Club’s international replacement player for David Willey.
Bresnan will be available to play from the Wednesday 11 January game against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba, with Willey unavailable for the Club’s final three regular season games along with any potential finals due to England duty.
Willey was last month called into England’s squad for the ODI and T20 International series in India in mid-to-late January. Read more
Sunday January 1, 2017 by Adam McBride
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
Thursday December 29, 2016 by Media Release - Cricket
A towering final-ball six by Ashton Agar has tonight launched the Perth Scorchers to the top of the KFC Big Bash League table with a four-wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades at Etihad Stadium.
The win extended the Scorchers’ head-to-head record to 6-0 against the Renegades.
The drama of the final ball reflected that of the final over in its entirety, which opened with the Scorchers needing nine to achieve their victory total of 149 and unfolded with the visitors losing the crucial wickets of Mitch Marsh (34 off 22) and Adam Voges (one from two) in consecutive balls. Read more
Friday December 23, 2016 by Adam McBride
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
Friday November 18, 2016 by Media Release - Cricket
The Adelaide Strikers have today landed a major coup with Ben Dunk coming across from the Hobart Hurricanes in a last minute trade.
The trade sees Hamish Kingston return to his home city and club in the Hobart Hurricanes after joining the Strikers last summer.
As an opener, in BBL|03, Dunk topped the tournament run tally with 395 at 43.88 and was named Player of the Tournament. Read more
Tuesday October 25, 2016 by Media Release - Cricket
Sydney Thunder has appointed Shane Watson as the Club’s BBL captain, replacing Michael Hussey who retired earlier this year to take up the role of Director of Cricket.
Watson was a key member of the Thunder side that won the KFC Big Bash League taking nine wickets and scoring 235-runs during the competition.
“I’m very excited to be chosen as captain of the Sydney Thunder,” said Shane. Read more
The South Australian Redbacks have suffered a seven wicket defeat to Victoria on the final day’s play at Glenelg Stadium, as the Bushrangers won back to back Sheffield Shield titles.
Requiring 98-runs on the final day to claim victory, Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb raced to the finish line for Victoria to secure the win.
Stoinis was particularly aggressive in the opening session, smashing four sixes off one over to accelerate the Bushrangers towards the required total. Read more
Cricket Australia (CA) will trial Dukes cricket balls in the second half of next season’s Sheffield Shield competition as it aims to better prepare players for the 2019 Ashes series in the United Kingdom.
Used for international cricket in the UK, the Dukes ball will feature in all Shield matches from rounds six to 10 as well as the final.
During the first half of the season players will continue using the locally-made Kookaburra as they prepare for Test matches in Australian conditions where it is the ball of choice. Read more
Sunday January 24, 2016 by Media Release - Cricket
Big hitting Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn has been named the Big Bash League 05 player of the tournament.
Throughout the regular season, Lynn scored 378 runs off 218 balls with a highest score of 101 and in the process became the tournament’s highest run scorer for the season.
Lynn earned 22 votes for the tournament, beating three Adelaide Strikers for the title, with Adil Rashid (17 votes), Mahela Jayawardena (15 votes) and Travis Head (14 votes) finishing in the top four most valuable players. Read more
Sunday January 17, 2016 by Media Release - Cricket
A spectacular last ball finish has ensured the Sydney Sixers a berth in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League finals thanks to brilliant batting by New Zealand international Sara McGlashan.
|Sara McGlashan and Emily Leys joined in the middle by Sixers teammates.
Photo courtesy of Sydney Sixers WBBL Media
The hard-hitting right-hander made a stirring 79 from just 58 balls with three 4s and four 6s as the Sixers stole a heart-stopping two-wicket victory over the Hobart Hurricanes at Hurstville Oval Sunday.
Needing 14 from the last over, bowled by Hurricanes captain Heather Knight, McGlashan dominated, hitting the second ball for six and then lofting the last ball down the ground for two to claim a most unlikely win.
The Sixers’ stunning late season flurry of victories now totals eight in a row after losing their first six matches. Read more