Domestic News

Clint McKay joins the Thunder Nation in BBL05

Thursday October 15, 2015 by  

Sydney Thunder has bolstered its bowling stocks for BBL05 with the signing of International fast bowler Clint McKay.

The Victorian clever paceman links up with the Thunder boasting an impressive International resume, playing 59 ODI’s with 97 wickets to his name and best bowling figures of 5-28. McKay has also represented Australia in six T20 internationals and one Test.

McKay is currently part of Victoria’s Matador Cup squad, and recently spent a season with Leicestershire during the Australian Winter. Read more

Heat serve up a winner

Wednesday October 14, 2015 by  

Former world ranked tennis player Ash Barty will launch the next phase of her sporting career today with the Brisbane Heat announcing she has signed to play in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League this summer.

The 19-year-old Ipswich product is the 11th player to be contracted by the WBBL Heat and comes just a matter of months after she approached Queensland Cricket to explore her options of making a switch in sports.

Barty has since joined Western Suburbs in the Brisbane Women’s Premier Cricket competition and top-scored last weekend in her first T20 match with 63 not out from 60 balls, including two sixes, as well as taking 2-13 from four overs. Read more

Redbacks fall to bolstered Blues attack

Friday October 9, 2015 by  

Southern Redbacks vice-captain, Tim Ludeman spoke to the media after yesterday’s 156-run loss to NSW at North Sydney Oval.

After restricting the Blues to 9/266, the Redbacks faltered with the bat, with Mitchell Starc striking early to dismiss Travis Head in the first over.

It marked the start of yet another damaging performance from Starc, who was integral in limiting the Redbacks to just 110 in their chase. Read more

Head guides Redbacks to record-breaking one-day victory

Monday October 5, 2015 by  

The Southern Redbacks have begun their 2015/16 in incredible fashion, chasing down a record one-day domestic total of 350 to claim victory in their season opener against the Western Warriors today at Hurstville Oval in Sydney.

South Australia’s captain Travis Head raises his bat after reaching 200.
Photo courtesy of Cricket Australia/Getty Images

It was a coming of age performance by 21 year-old skipper, Travis Head which set up the historic victory, scoring a blistering 202 off just 120 deliveries to produce an incredible win and give the left-hander his first hundred for SA.

The incredible knock ended just 27 runs short of the highest all-time limited overs domestic score of 229, scored by Tasmania’s Ben Dunk last season.

At the other end, veteran Callum Ferguson continued his own incredible form.

The 31 year-old’s unbeaten 112 came as part of a 278-run stand with Head that formed the foundation of the Redbacks’ innings, the second-highest partnership in one-day domestic history, just two runs shy of the record. Read more

Bulls take Shield game to Mackay

Friday October 2, 2015 by  

First-class cricket will return to Central Queensland this summer with Mackay to host the Queensland Bulls in a Sheffield Shield match in December.

The Bulls will face the New South Wales Blues at Harrup Park from December 6–9, the first time a Sheffield Shield match has been played in the region.

The clash will be Mackay’s second major domestic match held during the 2015-16 season with the Queensland Academy of Sport also announced to play Tasmania in a Futures League game from October 19–22. Read more

Haddin in Magenta this summer

Wednesday September 9, 2015 by  

The Sydney Sixers extend their warm congratulations to Brad Haddin on his wonderful international and domestic career, while also looking forward to welcoming him back into the Club’s fold for the coming Twenty20 Big Bash League season.

Haddin today has announced his retirement from Australian and NSW cricket, while confirming he will remain on with the Sixers for the upcoming season.

After becoming the Club’s first ever signature, Haddin played games in BBL|01 and BBL|02, as well as leading the Sixers to their Champions League title in 2012. He will rejoin the squad after international commitments kept him on the road over the past two seasons. Read more

Champions League T20 Discontinued

Wednesday July 15, 2015 by  

The Perth Scorchers today advise the Governing Council of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) tournament has confirmed the competition will be discontinued.

The decision to abandon the tournament is with immediate effect and includes the 2015 CLT20 previously scheduled for September and October, at which the Perth Scorchers were to compete.

The Governing Council of the CLT20 is comprised of representatives from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA) and made the decision unanimously based on the level of public interest and the subsequent commercial impact on the competition and its partners. Read more

Primetime Scorchers to fire up The Furnace

Sunday July 12, 2015 by  

Perth Scorchers fans will this summer get to fire up The Furnace in primetime, after today’s release of the 2015-16 Twenty20 Big Bash League fixtures unveiled a fan-focused home schedule.

The two-time defending champions will open their season with two 4:10pm matches, including a clash with the Brisbane Heat in the Boxing Day blockbuster that has become part of the fabric of the Perth summer. That tradition will be further enhanced this year with the WBBL leading into the BBL match for a Perth Scorchers double-header.

The team’s other two home matches will have the lights of The Furnace blazing down on Perth’s two biggest rivals, with the BBL|04 Final rematch against the Sydney Sixers (Saturday 2 January 2016) and a rare regular-season home match against the Melbourne Stars (Saturday 16 January 2016) both starting at 6:15pm. Read more

Ryan Harris retires from all cricket

Saturday July 4, 2015 by  

Australia fast-bowler Ryan Harris has today announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after injury ruled him out of taking any further part in the Tour of the British Isles.

Harris, 35, made his Test debut for Australia in 2010 in a match against New Zealand in Wellington at the age of 30. He played 27 Tests and took 113 wickets at an average of 23.52 with best bowling of 7/117 against England at Chester-le-Street in 2013. He also played 21 one-day internationals claiming 44 wickets at an average of 18.90.

Harris started his career as an all-rounder in South Australia before a move to Queensland in 2008 where he concentrated on pace bowling. From that moment he never looked back, eventually earning national representation and becoming the spearhead of the Australian attack. Read more

McCullum signs for the Heat

Friday June 26, 2015 by  

The Brisbane Heat will rekindle its ties with New Zealand World Cup hero Brendon McCullum, with the Black Caps captain agreeing to a three-year Twenty20 Big Bash League deal.

McCullum, 33, played three games for Brisbane in BBL|01 and will make his return to the Heat colours in BBL|05 this summer.

He will also resume his close ties with Heat coach Daniel Vettori, who played alongside him in the inaugural year of the BBL as well as throughout their illustrious New Zealand careers. Read more