Perth Scorchers

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Perth Scorchers
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Captain Australia Adam Voges
Coach Australia Justin Langer
Team information
Colours      Orange
Founded 2011
Home ground WACA Ground (2011–2018)
Perth Stadium (2018 -)
Capacity 22,000
BBL wins 3 (BBL03, BBL04, BBL06)
CLT20 wins Nil
Official website: Official Website
2016–17 Perth Scorchers season

The Perth Scorchers are an Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket team representing Perth in the Big Bash League. [1]

The Scorchers are the most successful team in BBL history, winning 3 championships and coming runners up twice. They were defeated in their first 2 finals by the Sydney Sixers in BBL01 and by Brisbane Heat in BBL02. They then won the next 2 consecutive championships, becoming the first team to achieve the feat in the leagues history. These wins came from the Hobart Hurricanes in and the Sydney Sixers in a last-ball thriller at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

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.

The Scorchers also have a side in the Women's Big Bash League captained by Suzie Bates and coached by Lisa Keightley.


S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
4 Cameron Bancroft Australia (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 24) Right-handed
12 Ian Bell England (1982-04-11) 11 April 1982 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium Visa contract & International Cap
7 Michael Klinger Australia (1980-07-04) 4 July 1980 (age 36) Right-handed
20 Shaun Marsh Australia (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 33) Left-handed Left arm orthodox International Cap
32 Adam Voges Australia (1979-10-04) 4 October 1979 (age 37) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain & International Cap
35 Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
10 Mitch Marsh Australia (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium International Cap
17 Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak
9 Sam Whiteman Australia (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 25) Left-handed
Pace bowlers
5 Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm fast medium Injured
16 Tim Bresnan England (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Replacement player for David Willey & International Cap
13 Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast International Cap
25 Mitchell Johnson Australia (1981-11-02) 2 November 1981 (age 35) Left-handed Left-arm fast International Cap
3 Joel Paris Australia (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast medium International Cap
2 Jhye Richardson Australia (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm fast medium
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast International Cap
8 David Willey England (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm fast medium Visa contract & International Cap
38 Cameron Valente Australia (1994-09-06) 6 September 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium Injury replacement for Jason Behrendorff
Spin bowlers
18 Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Left arm orthodox International Cap
67 James Muirhead Australia (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin International Cap


BBL01 (2011/12) season[edit]

Perth Scorchers taking on Hobart Hurricanes at #TheFurnace in 2011

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

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,[4] 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 Qualification
Perth Scorchers 7 5 2 0 10 +0.626 Teams qualified for the semi-finals
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 Teams eliminated after regular season
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

Points table on ESPN CricInfo

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

28 January 2012
17:00 UTC+8 (D/N)
Perth Scorchers
5/156 (20 overs)
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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] 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,[9] 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.[10]

BBL02 (2012–13) Points Table[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR Qualification
Melbourne Renegades 8 7 1 0 14 +0.791 Teams qualified for the semi-finals
Perth Scorchers 8 5 3 0 10 +1.322
Melbourne Stars 8 5 3 0 10 +0.246
Brisbane Heat 8 4 4 0 8 +0.464
Adelaide Strikers 8 4 4 0 8 –0.162 Teams eliminated after regular season
Hobart Hurricanes 8 4 4 0 8 –0.569
Sydney Sixers 8 3 5 0 6 –0.380
Sydney Thunder 8 0 8 0 0 –1.360

Points table on ESPN Cricinfo

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

19 January 2013
17:00 (D/N)
Brisbane Heat
5/167 (20 overs)
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 a squad depleted by injury and a lack of player availability,[11] again performed poorly, losing all three of their matches to finish bottom of their group.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15]

BBL03 (2013–14) Points Table[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR Qualification
Melbourne Stars 8 8 0 0 16 +2.189 Teams qualified for the semi-finals
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 Teams eliminated after regular season
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

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

7 February 2014
16:45 (D/N)
Perth Scorchers (H)
4/191 (20 overs)
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.

BBL05 (2015/16) season[edit]

Adam Voges retains his role as captain, while Michael Carberry and David Wiley become the two international players. On December 30, 2015, the Scorchers completed the first ever 10-wicket win in BBL history against Melbourne Renegades. They maintained their record of qualifying for every Big Bash finals series.

Year by year history[edit]

Season Champions League Big Bash League
Qualified Pld Won Loss NR Group Position Finals Place Pld Won Loss NR League Position Finals Place
2011-12 Did Not Qualify 7 (+2) 5 (+1) 2 (+1) 0 (+0) 1st Runners Up
2012-13 Yes 4 1 2 1 4th DNQ 8 5 3 0 3rd Runners Up
2013-14 Yes 4 0 3 1 5th DNQ 8 (+2) 5 (+2) 3 (+0) 0 (+0) 3rd Champions
2014-15 Yes 4 2 2 0 3rd DNQ 8 (+2) 5 (+2) 3 (+0) 0 (+0) 2nd Champions
2015-16 Tournament Not Held 8 5 3 0 3rd Semi finalist
2016-17 8 5 3 0 1st Champions




Note: The Scorchers qualified for the 2015 tournament, but the tournament was cancelled before it started.

Imported players[edit]

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