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
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.


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

First-class cricket[edit]

The WACA is responsible for managing Western Australia's first-class cricket team the Western Warriors.


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 - Sam Gannon
  • President - Dennis Lillee
  • Vice Presidents - Wally Edwards
  • Members Representatives - Narelle Finch, Daryl Foster, Wayne Hill, Ross McLean, Alan Rule, David Williams
  • WA District Cricket Council (Inc.) Representatives - Ranjith Weddikkara, Dexter Davies, Ted Hussey
  • Statewide Cricket Committee Representatives - Peter Silinger, Diane Valli, Rob Sims[4]


The WACA is affiliated with Cricket Australia.


  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 3 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Christina Matthews named new WACA chief executive officer". PerthNow. 12 December 2011.