Western Australia cricket team

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Western Australia
the Warriors
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Captain: Adam Voges
Coach: Australia Justin Langer[1]
Colours:          gold and black
Founded: 1893
Home ground: WACA Ground
Capacity: 20,000
First-class debut: South Australia
in 1893
at Adelaide Oval
Ford Ranger Cup wins: 11
Official website: WACA
Former Warriors captain and current coach from November 2012 Justin Langer

The Western Australia cricket team, aka the Western Warriors, are an Australian cricket team representing the state of Western Australia. The team is governed by the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), and plays most of its home games at the WACA Ground in Perth, having also hosted games at Fremantle Oval in Fremantle and Hands Oval in Bunbury. The team mainly plays matches against other Australian states in the first-class Sheffield Shield competition and the List A Ryobi One-Day Cup, but also plays matches against touring international sides. Western Australia is currently defunct as a Twenty20 team, being replaced by the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League for the 2011–12 season.

The current coach of Western Australia is Justin Langer and the current captain is Adam Voges. Notable players for Western Australia who also played for the Australian cricket team include Rod Marsh and Dennis Lillee, who are inductees of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, and Bob Simpson, Kim Hughes, Geoff Marsh, Adam Gilchrist and Mike Hussey, who each captained Australia whilst playing for Western Australia.

History[edit]

Since joining the Sheffield Shield in 1947/48, Western Australia has won the competition 15 times, second only to New South Wales in that period. In the one-day Ford Ranger Cup competition, the team leads the winners table comfortably with 11 wins followed by New South Wales with 8 wins.

In 1994, WACA Chief Executive Officer Chris Smith commissioned a survey of school-children into the comparative popularity and recognition of state cricketers compared with AFL stars of the West Coast Eagles and basketballers from the Perth Wildcats. 90% recognised AFL names, 75% recognised basketballers, but only 30% recognised state cricketer's names. Smith embarked on a concerted campaign to improve the penetration of cricket into the school system as well as marketing the team more widely. As part of the marketing strategy, the 'Western Warriors' brand was launched officially for the start of the 1996–97 season, following the similar launch of the 'Queensland Bulls' a couple of years earlier.[2]

Western Australia won the short-lived Champions Cup in 2001.

Current squad[edit]

Sources: Western Warriors, WACA Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Contract Type & Notes
Batsmen
12 Tom Beaton Australia (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
14 Marcus Harris Australia (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 22) Left-handed
20 Shaun Marsh Australia (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium Cricket Australia contract
29 John Rogers Australia (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm medium
39 Will Bosisto Australia (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break Rookie contract
Michael Klinger Australia (1980-07-04) 4 July 1980 (age 34) Right-handed
Jaron Morgan Australia (1995-09-27) 27 September 1995 (age 18) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Rookie contract
All-rounders
10 Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
17 Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
32 Adam Voges Australia (1979-10-04) 4 October 1979 (age 34) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Captain
35 Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
Wicket-keepers
4 Cam Bancroft Australia (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 21) Right-handed
9 Sam Whiteman Australia (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 22) Left-handed
Bowlers
3 Joel Paris Australia (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 21) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
5 Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
11 Nathan Rimmington Australia (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
13 Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast
18 Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
19 Michael Beer Australia (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
25 Mitchell Johnson Australia (1981-11-02) 2 November 1981 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
30 Matt Dixon Australia (1992-06-12) 12 June 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
33 Simon Mackin Australia (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
41 Ryan Duffield Australia (1988-06-20) 20 June 1988 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
David Moody Australia (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract

Lists of players[edit]

Captains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Langer appointed head coach of WA". ABC News. 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Barker A.J. (1997). The WACA: An Australian Cricket Success Story. Allen & Unwin, St. Leonard. pp. 315–6. 

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