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Scorchers smash Sixers, Big Bash Champions again

Saturday January 28, 2017 by  

The Perth Scorchers have easily outclassed the Sydney Sixers, winning the Sixth Big Bash League Final by nine wickets at the Furnace this evening.

Perth Scorchers opening batsman Michael Klinger celebrates his half century during the Big Bash League Final.
Photo courtesy of WACA/Perth Scorchers, Getty Images

In front of a full house and venue record attendance, the home side reclaimed the Big Bash Champions tag with relative ease, keeping the Sixers to 9-141 then chasing down the target with 25 balls to spare.

Scorchers paceman Jhye Richardson was named player of the match, taking 3-30 off his four overs, while Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn was named player of the tournament.

For the Perth based side, it was their third Big Bash Championship from the last four seasons, having also appeared in the tournament decider across five of the first six that have been played so far. 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 fend off the Sixers

Saturday January 2, 2016 by  

Perth Scorchers have claimed a nine-wicket victory, tonight over rivals the Sydney Sixers at the Furnace in Perth.

Perth Scorchers opener Michael Klinger against the Sydney Sixers.
Photo courtesy of Keane Bourke/Perth Scorchers

Led by David Willey with the ball and top-order trio Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh and Marcus Harris, the Sixers total of 8-112 was never seriously challenged by the home side who achieved the target with 33 balls to spare.

English import Willey claimed man of the match honours after he finished with 3 for 22, putting the visiting Sixers well on the back foot in his first two overs.

Marsh (63 not out) and Klinger (28) meanwhile continued on from where they left off against the Renegades mid-week though their attempt to notch another 100-run plus first wicket stand was halted on 65 when Klinger paddled over his left shoulder to Will Somerville standing at fine leg in the 10th over. Read more

Head always believed Strikers could win

Friday January 1, 2016 by  

Last night’s hero Travis Head has said the Adelaide Strikers always had belief after he guided the side to a remarkable five-wicket victory over the Sydney Sixers at the Adelaide Oval.

Entering the 17th over with 51-runs still required for the win, Head smashed 56 off his next 15 balls to bring up his maiden Big Bash League century and secure the win for the Strikers.

Speaking to media after the match, Head said that the team always gave themselves a chance even when the required run rate was climbing. Read more

Cowan rounds out Sixers BBL05 squad

Saturday November 28, 2015 by  

Ed Cowan will spend his third season in Magenta, signing with the Sixers and rounding out the squad for the upcoming season of the KFC T20 Big Bash League.

Cowan, who returned to Sydney full time this season and signed with the NSW Blues, will bolster the batting again this season and provide experience to the squad alongside fellow veteran Brad Haddin.

After signing with the Sixers in the first ever season of the BBL, Cowan returned to the Sixers in BBL|04 and has made his home there. Read more

Berry joins Sixers coaching team

Friday October 16, 2015 by  

The Sydney Sixers have today announced Darren Berry has joined the Club as Assistant Coach creating a formidable coaching set up for BBL05.

Berry will join Head Coach Greg Shipperd and his team, including former NSW Waratahs centre Tom Carter and Australian bowling great Geoff Lawson.

Having coached South Australia to a T20 title in 2011 and a Ryobi One Day Cup title in 2012, Berry took the Adelaide Strikers to a top of the ladder finish in last season’s home and away rounds resulting in their first finals appearance since the KFC T20 Big Bash League was introduced. 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

Scorchers secure back to back titles

Wednesday January 28, 2015 by  

Perth Scorchers have claimed back-to-back KFC T20 Big Bash League titles after defeating the Sydney Sixers by four wickets in a cliffhanger at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

The Scorchers clinched victory in dramatic circumstances with Yasir Arafat hitting a single off the final ball to secure the BBL|04 crown.

Arafat was almost run out attempting the decisive single, after Brett Lee had taken two wickets in two balls, when the Scorchers needed just one run to win off the final three deliveries. Read more

Scorchers to host Big Final after tense Sixers win

Wednesday February 5, 2014 by  

The Perth Scorchers will host the KFC Big Bash League Big Final for the third straight season after beating Sydney Sixers by five runs in a rain-reduced game at the SCG on Wednesday night.

Craig Simmons crunched a sensational century, which included 11 sixes, to help the Scorchers post 5-193 before the bowlers finished the job in a tense finale, with the Sixers chasing 54 off five overs.

The Scorchers were only two minutes away from the cruelest of eliminations, with rain intervening during the innings break and remaining well into the second innings, with play set to be called off, with the Sixers progressing by virtue of ladder position. Read more

Scorchers Steal History In SCG Epic

Friday January 10, 2014 by  

The Perth Scorchers tonight recorded their fourth win of the KFC Big Bash League season to consolidate second spot on the table, seizing a historic victory over the Sydney Sixers at the SCG in Australian domestic Twenty20’s first super over finish.

It was yet another tremendous nailbiting win from Perth, which lost two wickets for no runs in the first over of the match, having won the toss and elected to bat.

Skipper Simon Katich (71 from 56 balls) combined with tyro Sam Whiteman (53 from 49) to rebuild the Scorchers’ innings and the two helped their side to a defensible 5-153. Read more

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