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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 sign England International Bresnan

Monday January 2, 2017 by  

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

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

Final Ball Six sends Scorchers to Top

Thursday December 29, 2016 by  

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

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

Strikers land Dunk on trade deadline day

Friday November 18, 2016 by  

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

Watson replaces Hussey as Thunder Captain

Tuesday October 25, 2016 by  

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

Victoria claim Shield on final day

Wednesday March 30, 2016 by  

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 to use Dukes balls

Wednesday March 30, 2016 by  

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