|Full name||Adam Charles Voges|
4 October 1979 |
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|ODI debut (cap 163)||20 February 2007 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||19 October 2013 v India|
|T20I debut (cap 28)||11 December 2007 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||13 February 2013 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 21 November 2013|
Adam Charles Voges (//; born 4 October 1979) is an Australian cricketer who is the current captain of Western Australia at domestic level, having also played at both One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) level for the Australian national cricket team.
From Perth, Western Australia, Voges excelled at cricket from an early age, attending the Western Australian Institute of Sport and playing both Test and ODI matches for the Australian under-19 cricket team. He made his first-class for Western Australia in the 2002 Sheffield Shield, and had established himself in the side by the middle of the decade, playing as a middle-order batsman and part-time left-arm orthodox bowler. Voges debuted for Australia during the 2006–07 Chappell–Hadlee Trophy, and played irregularly at both ODI and T20I level until 2010, also appearing occasionally for Australia A. He was made vice-captain of Western Australia for the 2007–08 season, and has substituted as captain several times.
In Twenty20 cricket, Voges has played for a number of teams, including Hampshire (in 2007) and Nottinghamshire (2008 to 2012) in the Twenty20 Cup and Friends Provident t20 competitions, Western Australia in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, and the Melbourne Stars (in 2011) and the Perth Scorchers (from 2012) in the Big Bash League and Champions League tournaments. In October 2012, after Marcus North's resignation from both roles, Voges was appointed acting captain of both Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers, although he was subsequently replaced by Simon Katich as the Scorchers' captain. In early 2013, he appeared in several ODI and T20I games for Australia, his first international matches since February 2011.
Born in Subiaco, Western Australia, Voges was raised in Rockingham, and attended Safety Bay Senior High School. In WACA District Cricket, he originally fell under the Rockingham-Mandurah District Cricket Club's recruitment zone, but transferred to the Melville Cricket Club on a special permit. He went on to tour with the Western Australia under-19 cricket team, and captained the side during the 1998–99 season, later playing for Australia at under-19 level. Voges was the winner of the 2001–02 Olly Cooley Medal for the best player in the WACA grade cricket competition. Voges made his first-class debut on 8 December 2002 for Western Australia in the Pura Cup match against Tasmania. After averaging only 17 with the bat in the four matches he played, he spent the 2003/04 season playing grade cricket.
He made his List A debut in the ING Cup match against Tasmania in October 2004, and was also recalled to the Pura Cup side. In just his second one day match at North Sydney Oval, Voges set the record for the fastest domestic one-day century, bringing up his 100 off only 62 balls (and hitting the ING sign on one of his 7 sixes, which earned him $50,000). He finished the ING Cup season with an average of just under 32, and a Pura Cup average of 72 from 6 matches.
2005/06 was a mixed season, which saw him average 34 in Pura Cup and 49 in the ING Cup.
2006/07 season and selection
In 2006/07, Voges enjoyed a very good start to the season with two first-class centuries in his first three matches. This good form led to his surprise selection to the Australian squad for the 3rd Ashes Test. On Friday, 8 December 2006, Australian selectors had been expected to select an unchanged lineup, but due to the shock retirement of Damien Martyn, selection processes were re-thought with Andrew Symonds and Voges drafted into the 13-man lineup. Voges also scored 150 against Tasmania, nearly chasing a total of 400 down early in the season.
Voges learned of the news during a tour match between his side, the Cricket Australia XI, and the ECB Chairman's XI at Lilac Hill. Of his learning of the selection, Voges said: "Tony Dodemaide tapped me on the shoulder and he said: 'Come with me. You're being substituted'. I thought I was in trouble."  Voges made his ODI debut on 20 February 2007 vs New Zealand in the Chappell–Hadlee Series before being selected for the Tour of India in September 2007.
Catching the ball on the boundary line, but not in full control (as the rules for a catch demand) he tossed the ball forwards into the air as he tumbled backwards over the boundary rope. He then scrambled back into the field of play and took a diving catch low to the ground. The 3rd umpire confirmed a valid catch and centre umpire Paul Reiffel (former Australian bowler) gave McCullum out. Australia went on to win the match by one run.
Voges was included in Australia's one-day squad for the tour of South Africa. Batsman Marcus North was called up as batting cover while Voges returned home to marry his fiancée. Voges commented that "It's a big thing to give up an opportunity to play for Australia. But I guess you only get married once and that's important to me and a decision I've made and one that I'm comfortable with".
Voges also played in the ODI match against Scotland on 28 August 2009. He made 72, the second highest score behind David Hussey who made 111. Australia won the match.
- Adam Voges player profile – Perth Scorchers. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- History: 1990s – Melville Cricket Club. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- Andrew Miller, Voges looks over his shoulder for call-up, Cricinfo, 8 December 2006. Retrieved 9 December 2006.
- Cricinfo staff (17 March 2009), Voges puts wife before work, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 17 March 2009