Western Australian Cricket Association

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Western Australian Cricket Association
Western Australian Cricket Association logo.jpg
Formation 1885
Legal status Incorporated association
Headquarters WACA Ground
Location
Coordinates 31°57′32″S 115°52′47″E / 31.959008°S 115.879669°E / -31.959008; 115.879669
Region served
Western Australia
President
Dennis Lillee
Affiliations Cricket Australia
Website waca.com.au

The Western Australian Cricket Association (known as the WACA) is the governing body for cricket in Western Australia.

History[edit]

The WACA was formed on 5 November 1885. In 1893 the association opened the WACA Ground.[1][2]

Elite cricket[edit]

The WACA is responsible for managing Western Australia's first-class cricket team, the Western Warriors, as well as the Western Fury in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and Women’s T20 (WT20).

In the Big Bash League, the WACA is represented by the Perth Scorchers.

Competitions[edit]

The WACA is responsible for administering Western Australian Grade Cricket.[3]

The Association also hosts a popular annual cricket festival at Lilac Hill in Guildford between a Chairman's XI and the visiting International XI team. The first match in 1990 drew a crowd of 12,000 to watch the hosts play the England XI. The last of these was held in 2009 due to the difficulty in scheduling matches of this type in international team tours.

The Association[edit]

The current President of the WACA is former Australian Test cricketer, Dennis Lillee.[4]

The current Chief Executive Officer is Christina Matthews.[5]

Current WACA Board[edit]

  • Chairman & Vice President - Sam Gannon
  • President - Dennis Lillee
  • Members Representatives - Paul Collins, Kade Harvey, Lachlan Henderson, Tom Percy QC
  • WA District Cricket Council (Inc.) Representatives - Mark Calverley, Brendan Reid
  • Statewide Cricket Committee Representatives - Avril Fahey, Peter Silinger
  • Deputy Chairman & Member Appointed By The Board - Stephen Hauville[4]

Affiliations[edit]

The WACA is affiliated with Cricket Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WACA History". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ "WACA Historic Timeline". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Club Cricket Council (CCC)". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  4. ^ a b "WACA Board". waca.com.au. Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Christina Matthews named new WACA chief executive officer". PerthNow. 12 December 2011.