Perth Scorchers

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Perth Scorchers
Perth scorchers.png
Captain: Australia Adam Voges
Coach: Australia Justin Langer
Colours:      Orange
Founded: 2011
Home ground: WACA Ground 2011 - present
Perth Stadium 2018 - present
Capacity: 22,000
CLT20 wins: 0
Official website: Official Website

The Perth Scorchers are an Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket team based in Perth, Western Australia.[1] The Scorchers represent Perth in the Big Bash League and wear an orange cricket uniform.[2]

The Scorchers have played in all four BBL finals, hosting the first three and winning in the third and fourth seasons. 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 before beating the Sixers in BBL 4.

The Scorchers are captained by Adam Voges after Simon Katich retired at the end of the Scorchers successful BBL03 campaign in 2014. 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.

History[edit]

BBL01 (2011/12) season[edit]

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.[3] Brad Hogg was recruited despite having not played state or international cricket since the 2007–08 season.[4]

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,[5] 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[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Perth Scorchers 7 5 2 0 10 +0.626
Hobart Hurricanes 7 5 2 0 10 +0.569
Sydney Sixers 7 5 2 0 10 +0.262
Melbourne Stars 7 4 3 0 8 +0.254
Brisbane Heat 7 3 4 0 6 +0.324
Adelaide Strikers 7 2 5 0 4 −0.338
Melbourne Renegades 7 2 5 0 4 −0.582
Sydney Thunder 7 2 5 0 4 −1.250

Point table on ESPN CricInfo


BBL01 (2011–12) Grand Final details[edit]

28 January 2012
17:00 UTC+8 (D/N)
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers
5/156 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers
3/158 (18.5 overs)
MR Marsh 77* (57)
B Lee 2/21 (4 overs)
MC Henriques 70 (41)
B Edmondson 2/30 (3.5 overs)
Sydney Sixers Won By 7 Wickets
WACA Ground
Attendance: 16,255
Umpires: Paul Reiffel and John Ward
Player of the match: MC Henriques (Sixers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat
  • Sydney Sixers Are The Inaugural T20 Big Bash League Champions

2012 Champions League[edit]

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.[6]

BBL02 (2012/13) season[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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,[10] 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.[11]

BBL02 (2012–13) Points Table[edit]

Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
Melbourne Renegades 8 7 1 0 +0.791 14
Perth Scorchers 8 5 3 0 +1.322 10
Melbourne Stars 8 5 3 0 +0.246 10
Brisbane Heat 8 4 4 0 +0.464 8
Adelaide Strikers 8 4 4 0 –0.162 8
Hobart Hurricanes 8 4 4 0 –0.569 8
Sydney Sixers 8 3 5 0 –0.380 6
Sydney Thunder 8 0 8 0 –1.360 0

     Teams qualified for the semi-finals

Points table on ESPN Cricinfo


BBL02 (2012–13) Grand Final details[edit]

19 January 2013
17:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Brisbane Heat
5/167 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers (H)
9/133 (20 overs)
Joe Burns 43 (27)
Jason Behrendorff 2/38 (4 overs)
Adam Voges 49 (32)
Kemar Roach 3/18 (4 overs)
Brisbane Heat won by 34 runs
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Attendance: 18,517
Umpires: Simon Fry & Mick Martell
Player of the match: Nathan Hauritz (Brisbane)
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bat.

2013 Champions League[edit]

The Scorchers again qualified for the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament, but with an squad depleted by injury and a lack of player availability,[12] again performed poorly, losing all three of their matches to finish bottom of their group.[13]

BBL03 (2013/14) season[edit]

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.[14] 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.[15]

Perth made the finals once again, finishing in 3rd place with 5 wins from 8 games. The Scorchers defeated the Sydney Sixers in their semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground to advance to their 3rd straight Grand Final. 4th placed Hobart defeated 1st placed Stars in the other semi-final, giving Perth the home ground advantage for also a 3rd consecutive time. After losing in 2011–12 and 2012–13, the Scorchers finally won their first BBL title, and brought silverware to Western Australian cricket for the first time in over a decade.[16]

BBL03 (2013–14) Points Table[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Melbourne Stars 8 8 0 0 16 +2.189
Sydney Sixers 8 6 2 0 12 –0.218
Perth Scorchers 8 5 3 0 10 –0.064
Hobart Hurricanes 8 3 4 1 7 +0.321
Brisbane Heat 8 3 5 0 6 –0.197
Melbourne Renegades 8 3 5 0 6 –0.475
Adelaide Strikers 8 2 5 1 5 –0.933
Sydney Thunder 8 1 7 0 2 –0.654

     Teams qualified for the semi-finals


BBL03 (2013–14) Grand Final details[edit]

7 February 2014
16:45 (D/N)
[1]
Perth Scorchers (H)
4/191 (20 overs)
v
Hobart Hurricanes
7/152 (20 overs)
Shaun Marsh 63* (43)
Evan Gulbis 1/14 (1 over)
George Bailey 58 (32)
Brad Hogg 2/17 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 39 runs
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Attendance: 20,783
Umpires: Mick Martell and John Ward
Player of the match: Brad Hogg (Perth)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat.

BBL04 (2014/15) season[edit]

Adam Voges was elected to captain the side after the retirement of Simon Katich, while Englishman Michael Carberry signed on for the season as an international recruit, and also regained the services of Yasir Arafat. For the fourth straight year, the Scorchers made it to the final of the Big Bash League, after finishing in 2nd place and defeating the Melbourne Stars in the semi-final for the third time. However, the final was not played the WACA Ground and was instead played at Manuka Oval due to World Cup and tri-series constraints, despite Perth technically earning a Home final after finishing ahead of their finals opponents the Sydney Sixers. The rematch of the BBL01 final came down to the last ball, with the Scorchers needing a run to win. After a brilliant last over from Brett Lee in his final cricket game which included 2 wickets, a fumbled run-out on the last ball handed the Scorchers their second title.

BBL04 (2014/15) squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Adam Voges Australia (1979-10-04) 4 October 1979 (age 35) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain
Michael Carberry[17] England (1980-09-09) 9 September 1980 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off spin Overseas player
Shaun Marsh Australia (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 31) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Michael Klinger Australia (1980-07-04) 4 July 1980 (age 35) Right-handed
Marcus Harris[18] Australia (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 22) Left-handed
Michael Bailey Australia (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Community rookie
All-rounders
Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Mitchell Marsh Australia (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Wicket-keepers
Sam Whiteman Australia (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 23) Left-handed
Josh Inglis Australia (1995-03-04) 4 March 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Development rookie
Pace bowlers
Yasir Arafat Pakistan (1982-03-12) 12 March 1982 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Overseas Player
Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm fast medium
Joel Paris Australia (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm fast medium
Simon Mackin[19] Australia (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Spin bowlers
Brad Hogg Australia (1971-02-06) 6 February 1971 (age 44) Left-handed Left-arm chinaman
James Muirhead[20] Australia (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Collingwood scorched
  4. ^ Veteran Brad Hogg joins Perth Scorchers squad for T20 Big Bash
  5. ^ "Thunder crushed by dominant Scorchers". 12 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Chadwick, Justin (24 October 2012). "Marsh brothers in strife over boozy trip". 
  7. ^ Washbourne, Michael (27 November 2012). "Perth Scorchers sign Alfonso Thomas as Albie Morkel's replacement". PerthNow. 
  8. ^ Papalia, Ben (4 November 2012). "WACA chief Christina Matthews hits out at Sydney Sixers boss Stuart Clark over handling of Pat Cummins". PerthNow. 
  9. ^ Malcolm, Alex (12 December 2012). "Malinga helps Stars thrash Scorchers". 
  10. ^ "2012–13 BBL points table". 
  11. ^ "Heat the kings of Big Bash". 20 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Townsend, John (17 September 2013). "Langer upbeat despite Scorchers woes". The West Australian. 
  13. ^ Townsend, John (3 October 2013). "Whiteman shines but Perth scorched". The West Australian. 
  14. ^ Townsend, John (22 July 2013). "Scorchers lose Hussey, North". The West Australian. 
  15. ^ "Perth Scorchers sign on Yasir Arafat". 24 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Big Bash League, 2013/14 results". 
  17. ^ "Carberry Joins Perth Scorchers". 24 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Harris & Mackin Round Out Squad". 5 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Harris & Mackin Round Out Squad". 5 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "Muirhead, Beer Trade BBL Places". 21 November 2014. 

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