Fresh from any Christmas shenanigans, the Perth Scorchers welcomed the Melbourne Stars over to the WACA on a warm Boxing Day afternoon, where a well-drilled Adam Voges led side took away the bragging rights. Continue reading
Here we are again.
The Big Bash League finals have descended after a spellbinding few weeks. Rivalries are made in these times.
Notice one common thing: the Melbourne Stars are yet again travelling to Perth for a semi-final. Continue reading
Queensland Fire batsman Delissa Kimmince put on a show at the WACA on Friday, pummelling her way to a match-winning 78 from just 52 balls as Queensland took a resounding seven wicket victory and a maiden WT20 title. Continue reading
There can be no denying that the depth of talent in Australian cricket is at an all-time high.
From the miserly all-rounders to the top order aggressors, it is hard to miss someone who racks up runs or takes lots of wickets. Continue reading
Yesterday the cricketing world said goodbye to a retiring champion of the game.
Ricky Thomas ‘Punter’ Ponting will be remembered as a selfless, confident player; one who scored over 40 centuries and 13,300 runs for Australia at test level. Add to that almost 14,000 runs and 30 centuries in one-day internationals.
His final hurrah will be at the WACA, starting today, for the third test against South Africa. His record feats are etched not only in the record books, but also in the minds of every cricket fan. The cricketing great certainly has put his mark on the game forever.Highlights abound for the 37-year-old include: a 96 on debut in 1995; one-day captaincy in 2002 and test captaincy in 2004; twin centuries in his 100thtest; and six double centuries.
He will also become Australia’s most capped test player along with Steve Waugh on 168 matches (he also played 375 one-day internationals) and recorded the most wins as an Australian captain, with a total of 48.
From a young age Ponting was touted as an excellent cricketer. At the age of just 11, Ponting scored four centuries inside of a week during an under-13 tournament in Tasmania. He was in the same form for an under-16 competition shortly after. It was this form that sparked the beginning of a magical career.
Attention turns to the WACA on Friday as the third and final test between Australia and South Africa gets underway.
It has been a test of endurance and fitness this series, as bowlers and batters alike have toiled in the middle for hours on end.
For the Australians, the side injury to James Pattinson is a bitter blow for both the paceman and the Australian team. After being injured last summer, Pattinson will once again sit on the sidelines for the majority of Australia’s summer campaign.
Here’s a look at the areas for both teams in which could prove vital in Perth: