Dominant Scorchers lock in Home Semi-Final

Saturday January 21, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have stormed to the top of the KFC Big Bash League table in dramatic fashion and guaranteed a home semi-final with a seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes inside 14 overs at Blundstone Arena.

The result means Perth, currently top-placed, cannot finish lower than second, with the final table positions, including potential opponents, to be determined through the result of the currently in-play match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers at the MCG.

The match marked a stunning return to form for Player of the Match Shaun Marsh, who bludgeoned 57 off 34 balls, including two towering sixes and seven fours to see his side to 3-135 in pursuit of Hobart’s 6-134 with 37 balls remaining. Read more

Sixers into Finals with thrilling win

Sunday January 17, 2016 by  

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

Scorchers edge final-ball thriller

Sunday January 10, 2016 by  

The Perth Scorchers have edged a thriller by one run over the Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena on Sunday to move closer to a home semi-final.

Andrew Tye held his nerve at the death, with Hobart needing 16 off the final over, before requiring just six off the final two balls

Tye first bowled a dot ball, running out the non-striker, before Darren Sammy could only manage a four off the last delivery, meaning Perth edged home by the narrowest of margins. Read more

Scorchers are the Champions

Friday February 7, 2014 by  

Perth Scorchers have made it third time lucky by winning the KFC Big Bash League title at the third attempt by defeating Hobart Hurricanes by 39 runs in the BIG Final at The Furnace on Friday night.

In front of a club record crowd of 20,783 fans, the Hurricanes fell short in their pursuit of the Scorchers’ sensational score of 4-191 from their 20 overs, led by Shaun Marsh (63no) and Craig Simmons (45).

Fan favourite Brad Hogg (2-17) and unsung hero Jason Behrendorff (2-24) were brilliant with the ball as always, while Alfonso Thomas produced his vintage best (2-23) as Hobart finished at 7-152. Read more

Clutch Scorchers blow away Hurricanes

Tuesday January 7, 2014 by  

Nathan Coulter-Nile and Yasir Arafat have produced some sensational death bowling to lead the Perth Scorchers to a sensational six-run victory over Hobart Hurricanes at The Furnace on Tuesday night.

Coulter-Nile, who will now link up with Australia’s ODI squad, finished with Man of the Match honours after taking 3-15 from four overs, while Arafat (2-27) was ice cool in the final over, much to the delight of 15,355 fans at The Furnace.

The Scorchers appeared set for defeat with the Hurricanes cruising with Owais Shah and Shoaib Malik at the crease at 3-133 with three overs left. Read more