Warner wins 2016 Allan Border Medal

Wednesday January 27, 2016 by  

David Warner on Wednesday night became just the eleventh player to receive Australian cricket’s greatest individual honour when he was named the Allan Border Medallist for 2016.

And the 29 year-old from New South Wales, who was elevated to the Test and One-Day International vice-captaincy during the voting period, also collected Test Player of the Year honours.

Glenn Maxwell was named One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year, while Southern Stars all-rounder Ellyse Perry won her first Belinda Clark Award for the country’s best-performed female player. Read more

Fans endorse day-night Test cricket

Tuesday December 1, 2015 by  

Cricket fans who attended the historic Third Test in Adelaide have overwhelmingly endorsed day-night Test cricket.

A survey taken at the ground during the first two days of the highly anticipated match has shown most fans now prefer their traditional cricket under lights.

The positive response by fans was reflected by record crowds and television ratings, with the national TV audience for the third day peaking at 3.19 million viewers, making it the highest rating day in Nine’s 2015-16 Summer of Cricket. Read more

Australia retains trophy in drawn Test

Tuesday November 17, 2015 by  

Summer rain in Perth has ensured the Second Test between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA Ground finished in a draw.

Regarded as the most likely result after day two on Saturday, despite the best intensions from both teams since then to make a game of it, the fifth day forecast of afternoon rain blanketed the ground just before the scheduled tea break.

With a Blackcap victory all but out of reach, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor survived 13.1 overs before play was called off. Read more

Johnson confirms retirement decision

Tuesday November 17, 2015 by  

Mitchell Johnson has announced the Second Test in Perth will be his international swansong after a glittering career on the main stage of Australian Cricket.

The left-arm paceman, now 34, teased the media last week with speculation his top flight career was possibly going to end midway through the series against New Zealand at the WACA.

“I feel now is the best time to say goodbye,” Johnson said. Read more

Win result still possible

Monday November 16, 2015 by  

An outright victory for either Australia or New Zealand is still possible after day four of the Second Test at the WACA Ground in Perth.

The Australians finished today on 2 for 258, leading overall by 193 runs with one day to play after New Zealand were earlier bowled out in their first innings for 624.

Steve Smith (131 not out) scored his 12th Test century, first time in the second innings, and shared a valuable and unbeaten third wicket partnership of 212 runs with Adam Voges (101 not out) who also raised his bat for his second Test century just before stumps. Read more

Taylor, Williamson tame Australia

Sunday November 15, 2015 by  

Written off on day one New Zealand are on the brink of at least salvaging a draw after day three of the Second Test at the WACA Ground in Perth.

The Blackcaps finished day three on 6 for 510, trailing by just 49 runs with Ross Taylor unbeaten on 235 and Mark Craig on seven.

Earlier, both Taylor and Kane Williamson batted themselves into the record books with a new-record third wicket partnership along with highest individual scores for New Zealanders against Australia in all Test matches played between the two nations so far. Read more

Blackcaps fight back

Saturday November 14, 2015 by  

Kane Williamson has defied the Australian bowlers as New Zealand fought back on day two of the Second Test in Perth today.

David Warner raises his bat after reaching 250 early on day two.

Williamson came to the crease with the Blackcaps under siege at 1 for 6 in only the third over of their innings and needing a hero to keep them in the match.

The Blackcaps finished the day 2 for 140, trailing by 419 runs, after Williamson (70 not out) had linked well with opener Tom Latham (36) and experienced middle order batsman Ross Taylor (26 not out).

Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon share the two wickets to fall so far. Starc claimed Martin Guptill lbw while Smith took the catch to see Latham on his way. Read more

Warner and Khawaja dominate on day one

Friday November 13, 2015 by  

Australia’s top order batsmen have tamed New Zealand’s bowling attack on the opening day of the Second Test in Perth today.

The Australians went to stumps at 2 for 416 with David Warner and Usman Khawaja breaking several records in a momentous second wicket partnership which yielded 302 runs through the afternoon and evening sessions.

Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and had no hesitation batting first on the flat track. Just the one change from the previous Test in Brisbane with New Zealand recalling medium pacer Matt Henry in place of Jimmy Neesham. Read more

WA XI to host New Zealand under lights

Tuesday September 1, 2015 by  

The WACA Ground will this season be part of history as a Western Australian XI side hosts New Zealand in the Black Caps’ final day-night hit-out before cricket’s first Test Match under lights.

Australia and New Zealand will mark a major milestone when they play cricket’s first day-night Test Match, beginning Thursday 26 November at Adelaide Oval.

The touring side will undergo crucial preparation for the pink ball duel by meeting a WA XI side in a two-day Tour Match from 21-22 November at the WACA Ground. Read more

CA congratulates Southern Stars on claiming Women’s Ashes

Saturday August 29, 2015 by  

Cricket Australia Chairman Wally Edwards today congratulated the Southern Stars after the team secured the Women’s Ashes against England, defeating the home side by 20 runs at Hove with England all out for 87.

Australia now holds a 10-4 lead in the multi-format series, winning the ODI series 2-1 and claiming the one-off Test. The win marks a first for the Southern Stars since the points system was introduced in 2013.

Mr Edwards said: “We are incredibly proud of the team’s performance and they should be applauded for their efforts throughout the series. Read more