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The Scorchers have hosted and played all the BBL finals but won just one season. The Sydney Sixers defeated them in 2011-12 and the Brisbane Heat won the title in 2012-13. However, they defeated Hobart Hurricanes in BBL 3.
The Scorchers are captained by Simon Katich after the inaugural captain Marcus North resigned in November 2012. Mickey Arthur was originally appointed coach, but quit before the beginning of the 2011–12 season after he was appointed coach of the Australian cricket team. He was replaced by his former assistant, Lachlan Stevens. Justin Langer replaced Stevens in November 2012.
- 1 History
- 1.1 BBL01 (2011/12) season
- 1.2 BBL02 (2012/13) season
- 1.3 BBL03 (2013/14) season
- 2 Honours
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
BBL01 (2011/12) season
The majority of the initial Scorchers squad was recruited from the Western Australia cricket team, with the addition of former West Australian Simon Katich and international imports South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and England's Paul Collingwood. Brad Hogg was recruited despite having not played state or international cricket since the 2007–08 season.
The Scorchers started the 2011–12 Big Bash League season poorly, losing to the Hobart Hurricanes in their opening game at the WACA Ground by 31 runs. However, they subsequently won 5 games in a row, resulting in them finishing the inaugural season at the top of the ladder, securing the team a home final. The Scorchers then won the semi-final against the Melbourne Stars by 11 runs but failed to win the grand final against the Sydney Sixers by seven wickets.
BBL01 (2011-12) Points Table
BBL01 (2011-12) Grand Final details
5/156 (20 overs)
3/158 (18.5 overs)
- Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat
- Sydney Sixers Are The Inaugural T20 Big Bash League Champions
2012 Champions League
By finishing in the top two of the Big Bash League, they won a position at the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 tournament, held in South Africa in October 2012. The team performed poorly, only winning one game. The Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitchell were both disciplined and dropped from the final game after excessively celebrating Mitchell's 21st birthday during the tournament.
BBL02 (2012/13) season
For the 2012/13 season, Collingwood did not return, and when their first choice overseas player Albie Morkel was unavailable, new coach Justin Langer recruited South African all-rounder Alfonso Thomas, who he had previously played with at Somerset. Other squad changes included the return of Adam Voges and the departure of Nathan Rimmington and Luke Ronchi. Tasmanian Tom Triffitt was recruited as the wicket keeper. Pat Cummins was recruited from the 2011-12 winning Sydney Sixers, but was injured whilst playing for the Sixers at the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 and did not play for the Scorchers.
The Scorchers again started the season poorly, losing to the Melbourne Stars in their second match when they scored an Australian record low team total of 69 runs. However, as they did in the previous season, they recovered and won five of the next six games in a row, resulting in them finishing in second position, again securing the team a home final against the Melbourne Stars. In a high scoring, but rain interrupted game, the Scorchers won off the final ball of the innings, after a no-ball was called on the previous delivery. They hosted the grand final against the Brisbane Heat but lost by 34 runs.
BBL02 (2012-13) Points Table
BBL02 (2012-13) Grand Final details
5/167 (20 overs)
Perth Scorchers (H)
9/133 (20 overs)
- Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bat.
2013 Champions League
The Scorchers again qualified for the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament, but with an squad depleted by injury and a lack of player availability, again performed poorly, losing all three of their matches to finish bottom of their group.
BBL03 (2013/14) season
For their third BBL season, the Scorchers retained the services of senior players Simon Katich (as captain), Brad Hogg, Adam Voges and the Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitch but lost Michael Hussey and Marcus North to the two Sydney based teams. South African Alfonso Thomas returned as an international player, but new signing Dwayne Smith from the West Indies did not travel to Perth due to personal reasons. He was replaced in the team by Yasir Arafat from Pakistan.
The season started with two loses away and two wins at home.
BBL03 (2013-14) squad
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Liam Davis||2 August 1984||Right-handed||Right arm off spin|
|Shaun Marsh||9 July 1983||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Simon Katich||21 August 1975||Left-handed||Left arm chinaman||Captain|
|Dwayne Smith||12 April 1983||Right-handed||Right arm medium||Overseas player; withdrawn|
|Craig Simmons||1 December 1982||Left-handed||-|
|Mitchell Marsh||20 October 1990||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium|
|Nathan Coulter-Nile||11 October 1987||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium|
|Ashton Turner||25 January 1993||Right-handed||Right arm off spin|
|Ashton Agar||14 October 1993||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Hilton Cartwright||14 February 1992||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Tim Armstrong||26 September 1990||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium|
|Tom Triffitt||13 November 1990||Right-handed||-|
|Sam Whiteman||19 March 1992||Left-handed||-|
|Joel Paris||11 December 1992||Left-handed||Left arm fast medium|
|Jason Behrendorff||20 April 1990||Right-handed||Left arm fast medium|
|Alfonso Thomas||9 February 1977||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||Overseas player|
|Ryan Duffield||20 June 1988||Left-handed||Left arm fast medium|
|Yasir Arafat||12 March 1982||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||Overseas player|
|Michael Beer||9 June 1984||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Brad Hogg||6 February 1971||Left-handed||Left arm chinaman|
- Big Bash:
- "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- "New Twenty20 Big Bash league to feature teams in pink, orange and purple as tradition is abandoned". Fox Sports (Australia). 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- Collingwood scorched
- Veteran Brad Hogg joins Perth Scorchers squad for T20 Big Bash
- "Thunder crushed by dominant Scorchers". 12 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012.
- Chadwick, Justin (24 October 2012). "Marsh brothers in strife over boozy trip".
- Washbourne, Michael (27 November 2012). "Perth Scorchers sign Alfonso Thomas as Albie Morkel's replacement". PerthNow.
- Papalia, Ben (4 November 2012). "WACA chief Christina Matthews hits out at Sydney Sixers boss Stuart Clark over handling of Pat Cummins". PerthNow.
- Malcolm, Alex (12 December 2012). "Malinga helps Stars thrash Scorchers".
- "2012-13 BBL points table".
- "Heat the kings of Big Bash". 20 January 2013.
- Townsend, John (17 September 2013). "Langer upbeat despite Scorchers woes". The West Australian.
- Townsend, John (3 October 2013). "Whiteman shines but Perth scorched". The West Australian.
- Townsend, John (22 July 2013). "Scorchers lose Hussey, North". The West Australian.
- "Perth Scorchers sign on Yasir Arafat". 24 December 2013.
- "Big Bash League, 2013/14 results".