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

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

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

Burns caps memorable season

Saturday April 11, 2015 by  

A breakthrough year for Joe Burns received its crowning glory tonight as the Australian batsman in waiting was awarded the Ian Healy Trophy at the 2014-15 Queensland Cricket Awards night.

Burns, who made his Test debut in the Boxing Day Test against India, claimed the trophy for the first time after a season that saw him finish as the leading runs-scorer for the Queensland Bulls in the Sheffield Shield.

Burns, who was also the Bulls Shield Player of the Year, racked up 793 runs at 52.86, finishing with a match winning century against South Australia in the final round. Read more

Heat welcome Coach Vettori

Thursday April 2, 2015 by  

The Brisbane Heat has appointed foundation player Daniel Vettori as their KFC T20 Big Bash League coach for the next three years.

The vastly experienced New Zealander will become the first stand-alone coach of the Heat since the inception of the BBL in 2011, with his appointment not including the role as my FootDr Queensland Bulls coach in the Bupa Sheffield Shield and Matador One Day Cup.

Vettori, who also coaches Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, will take up his new off-field role with the Heat after the Indian Premier League, which gets underway next week. Read more

Chris Lynn signs new deal

Monday March 23, 2015 by  

The Brisbane Heat has made its first signing ahead of the fifth season of the KFC T20 Big Bash League, securing the services of big-hitting batsman Chris Lynn.

Lynn has re-signed with the club on a three-year deal, joining Queensland teammates Ben Cutting, Joe Burns and Nathan Reardon on the Heat’s roster for BBL|05 and beyond.

The retention of the 24-year-old is seen as a major coup for the club, with Lynn identified as a key player and future leader, says Queensland Cricket General Manager of High Performance Brett Jones. Read more

Huge Summer ahead for Brisbane fans

Monday June 23, 2014 by  

Queensland Cricket will host the opening rounds of the new Matador BBQs One Day Cup tournament at the Gabba and Allan Border Field for the first time as part of a mammoth summer of cricket in 2014-15.

Between September 2014 and April 2015, Brisbane will feature more than 75 days of top flight cricket.

The Gabba will host the First Commonwealth Bank Test match between number one ranked Australia and India from Thursday 4 – Monday 8 December. Read more

Heat sign Reardon

Friday May 23, 2014 by  

A North Queensland fishing holiday with former Australian master blaster Andrew Symonds has Nathan Reardon primed to land a bigger catch in the 2014-15 Twenty20 Big Bash League season.

Reardon today was announced as the Brisbane Heat’s first new signing for BBL|04, with the damaging left-handed batsman agreeing to terms during the initial recruiting window for the competition.

After playing the inaugural season with the Melbourne Renegades and the past two BBL seasons with the Adelaide Strikers, Reardon has opted to re-join a number of his Queensland teammates for the coming summer. Read more