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Voges announces State Cricket retirement

Wednesday March 15, 2017 by  

Popular Western Warriors captain Adam Voges has today announced his retirement from domestic state cricket effective at the end of this Sheffield Shield season after a decorated 15-year career.

Voges, 37, will play at the WACA Ground for Western Australia for the final time in the Round 10 match against New South Wales from Thursday. He will also be available for the Shield final in Alice Springs against Victoria should WA qualify.

The long-serving batsman, who recently overtook John Inverarity for most wins as WA’s Sheffield Shield captain list, said it was “the right time” to retire. Read more

Head guides Redbacks to record-breaking one-day victory

Monday October 5, 2015 by  

The Southern Redbacks have begun their 2015/16 in incredible fashion, chasing down a record one-day domestic total of 350 to claim victory in their season opener against the Western Warriors today at Hurstville Oval in Sydney.

South Australia’s captain Travis Head raises his bat after reaching 200.
Photo courtesy of Cricket Australia/Getty Images

It was a coming of age performance by 21 year-old skipper, Travis Head which set up the historic victory, scoring a blistering 202 off just 120 deliveries to produce an incredible win and give the left-hander his first hundred for SA.

The incredible knock ended just 27 runs short of the highest all-time limited overs domestic score of 229, scored by Tasmania’s Ben Dunk last season.

At the other end, veteran Callum Ferguson continued his own incredible form.

The 31 year-old’s unbeaten 112 came as part of a 278-run stand with Head that formed the foundation of the Redbacks’ innings, the second-highest partnership in one-day domestic history, just two runs shy of the record. Read more

Gallant Warriors miss out on Shield glory

Wednesday March 25, 2015 by  

The Western Warriors have narrowly missed out on completing the perfect summer for WA Cricket with the Sheffield Shield final at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval going into the fifth and final day but ultimately ending in a draw.

The Warriors set up a tantalising final day when they declared at 2-293 in their second innings, leaving Victoria 334 runs for outright victory from 96 overs.

However, a draw was worthy enough for Victoria to claim the converted first-class domestic trophy and they solidly batted out the day to finish on 4-158 despite Test opener Chris Rogers (17) being dismissed before lunch when he was bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile. Read more

WACA to host State’s First ODI Final

Monday June 23, 2014 by  

The West Australian public will this summer see the state’s first One Day International final and four of the current top-five ranked ODI teams, following today’s release of the 2014-15 domestic and international cricket fixtures.

Cricket Australia today announced the WACA Ground would feature four One Day Internationals, including the final of the Carlton Mid ODI Tri Series between Australia, England and India to be held on 1 February 2015.

The timing of the match will hold global significance, with ICC regulations demanding teams name their squads for February’s Cricket World Cup by mid-January, giving the West Australian public the first opportunity to watch World Cup teams in action. Read more

North, Bolton take out top honours

Thursday April 3, 2014 by  

Western Warriors batsman Marcus North and Fury skipper Nicole Bolton have tonight been named the 2013-14 Laurie Sawle and Zoe Goss Medallists, respectively.

The pair were honoured at the Laurie Sawle Medal Night function – the Western Australian Cricket Association’s premier awards night – at the Hyatt Regency Perth’s Grand Ballroom in front of about 400 people in a Midnight in Paris-themed event.

The win for North, who today announced his retirement from Australian domestic cricket, capped off a remarkable season, adding to his national honours of Sheffield Shield Player of the Year and skipper of the Sheffield Shield Team of the Year. Read more

North announces retirement

Thursday April 3, 2014 by  

Long-serving Western Australian batsman and former State captain Marcus North has today announced his retirement.

North’s future in the game had been a point of speculation throughout the year, with his current contract having ended with the 2013-14 season and the 34-year-old today advised his teammates at a morning meeting he would not be joining them for another campaign.

North said he felt the time had come for him to leave the game on a high, while pursuing other opportunities in his life. Read more

Warriors miss out after Shield Final draw

Tuesday March 25, 2014 by  

The NSW Blues have won the 2013-14 Bupa Sheffield Shield after the Final against the Western Warriors finished as a draw at Manuka Oval today.

The Blues were crowned champions despite the draw, as they finished top of the table. However, NSW were firmly in control on the final day when both captains agreed to call play off at 1:50pm Canberra time.

The Blues led by 464 runs, finishing at 4-197 with Steve Smith (103no) and Man of the Match Moises Henriques (10no) at the crease. Read more

Warriors slim hopes dampened by rain

Monday March 24, 2014 by  

The Western Warriors’ remote hopes of Bupa Sheffield Shield glory have been doused by rain on day four of the Final against NSW Blues at Manuka Oval today.

WA faced an uphill battle heading into the final two days, trailing by 313 runs with NSW 2-46 at the resumption of play.

However, play was halted after little more than an hour’s play due to rain, meaning a draw appears likely. Read more

Mitch Marsh stars as Warriors battle on

Sunday March 23, 2014 by  

The Western Warriors remain well behind in the Sheffield Shield Final against NSW Blues despite Mitch Marsh’s fine knock at Manuka Oval today.

Mitch Marsh produced a fighting 92no, but was cruelly denied his second Shield century as WA were bowled out for 180, having resumed on day three at 4-15.

The Warriors score meant they trailed NSW by 267 runs and the Blues extended that advantage to 313, concluding at 2-46 at stumps. Read more

Warriors in deep trouble in Shield Final

Saturday March 22, 2014 by  

The Western Warriors are in dire trouble after a frustrating second day of the Bupa Sheffield Shield Final against New South Wales Blues at Manuka Oval.

The Blues added more than 200 runs to their overnight score of 6-242 before being bowled out midway through the final session to leave WA with plenty of work to do.

To make matters worse, the Warriors had the worst possible start with the bat, losing Cam Bancroft and Marcus Harris with the first two deliveries of the innings to Josh Hazlewood. Read more