Scorchers advance, shoot down the Stars again

Tuesday January 24, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have defeated the Melbourne Stars by seven wickets in the first semi-final played at the Furnace this evening.

Perth Scorchers strike bowler Mitchell Johnson celebrates with Michael Klinger the dismissal of Melbourne Stars’ Kevin Pietersen.
Photo courtesy of WACA/Perth Scorchers, Getty Images

Led by Mitchell Johnson the Scorchers progressed to the Big Bash League Final for the fifth time in six seasons and ended the Stars run for the fourth time in the qualifying match.

Johnson claimed the man of the match award and finished with his Big Bash career best, and the ninth best Scorchers bowling figures in an innings, taking three-for as many from his fiery four over spell.

The Stars were restricted to a fairly modest 8-136 off their 20 overs, a similar score they chased here only 10 nights ago. The Scorchers in reply reached the 137-run target with 19 balls to spare. Read more

Stars too hot for the Scorchers

Saturday January 14, 2017 by  

The Stars have aligned again to defeat the Scorchers at the Furnace in Perth this evening by seven wickets.

The Melbourne-based franchise notched up a hat-trick of victories over their semi-final rivals from the West with another dominant performance to move to the top of the Big Bash League ladder with only a handful of preliminary matches remaining.

On a barmy evening, and in front of a new venue record attendance for any Big Bash match played so far in Perth, the Stars sent a cold chill through the Scorchers, restricting them to 7-134 off their 20 overs. Read more

Thunder secure WBBL top spot after beating Stars

Sunday January 17, 2016 by  

Sydney Thunder secured top spot in the Women’s Big Bash League after securing a six-run victory over the Melbourne Stars in a low-scoring encounter at Sydney University.

After being restricted to 104 from their 20 overs, the Thunder bowlers never allowed the visitors to settle, with Rene Farrell’s 4-18 the standout performance.

Farrell made an early breakthrough, bowling Katie Mack with the second ball of the innings, and the pressure continued to build, the Stars only able to add 15 in five overs thanks to disciplined bowling and a hunger in the field. Read more

Stars shine bright at the Furnace

Saturday January 16, 2016 by  

The Stars have aligned enough for Melbourne to crush the Perth Scorchers by 52 runs at the Furnace this evening.

The victory margin was enough for the Stars to leap over the Scorchers and finish second on the points table, snaring the all-important second semi-final hosting right.

Ben Hilfenhaus was named player of the match, claiming 3-17 off three overs as he charged through the Scorchers middle-order. Read more

No home semi after Stars loss

Monday January 27, 2014 by  

The Perth Scorchers will travel to Sydney to play the Sixers in the semi-finals after losing to Melbourne Stars by 20 runs at the MCG on Monday afternoon.

The Scorchers needed to win the contest to secure second spot and a home semi-final against Sydney Sixers, but fell short in their pursuit of the Stars’ total of 6-161.

The defeat also ends the club’s four-match winning streak ahead of the finals. Read more

King of Spin announced a Big Bash comeback

Tuesday November 8, 2011 by  

With six weeks to go until start of competition, the Melbourne Stars today announced one of the biggest signings in the KFC T20 Big Bash League, as Shane Warne confirmed he would be returning to play in the inaugural competition.

The recruitment of Warne, one of the most iconic sportsmen in Australian history, is a massive coup not only for the Melbourne Stars, but also for the inaugural KFC T20 Big Bash League, which kicks off on December 16.

The new T20 competition features eight city based teams, guarantees action packed energy, colour and fast-paced atmosphere for fans, with a mix of international and Australian stars and young guns coming into the League. Read more