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|BBL wins||3 (BBL03, BBL04, BBL06)|
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|2016–17 Perth Scorchers season|
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.
- 1 Squad
- 2 History
- 2.1 BBL01 (2011/12) season
- 2.2 BBL02 (2012/13) season
- 2.3 BBL03 (2013/14) season
- 2.4 BBL04 (2014/15) season
- 2.5 BBL05 (2015/16) season
- 3 Year by year history
- 4 Honours
- 5 Imported players
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
|S/N||Name||Nat.||Date of birth (age)||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|4||Cameron Bancroft||19 November 1992||Right-handed||–|
|12||Ian Bell||11 April 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Visa contract & International Cap|
|7||Michael Klinger||4 July 1980||Right-handed||–|
|20||Shaun Marsh||9 July 1983||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox||International Cap|
|32||Adam Voges||4 October 1979||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox||Captain & International Cap|
|35||Hilton Cartwright||14 February 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|10||Mitch Marsh||20 October 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||International Cap|
|17||Ashton Turner||25 January 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak|
|9||Sam Whiteman||19 March 1992||Left-handed||–|
|5||Jason Behrendorff||20 April 1990||Right-handed||Left-arm fast medium||Injured|
|16||Tim Bresnan||28 February 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Replacement player for David Willey & International Cap|
|13||Nathan Coulter-Nile||11 October 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||International Cap|
|25||Mitchell Johnson||2 November 1981||Left-handed||Left-arm fast||International Cap|
|3||Joel Paris||11 December 1992||Left-handed||Left-arm fast medium||International Cap|
|2||Jhye Richardson||20 September 1996||Left-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|68||Andrew Tye||12 December 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||International Cap|
|8||David Willey||28 February 1990||Left-handed||Left-arm fast medium||Visa contract & International Cap|
|38||Cameron Valente||6 September 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Injury replacement for Jason Behrendorff|
|18||Ashton Agar||14 October 1993||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox||International Cap|
|67||James Muirhead||30 July 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm leg spin||International Cap|
BBL01 (2011/12) season
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. Brad Hogg was recruited despite having not played state or international cricket since the 2007–08 season.
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, 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
|Perth Scorchers||7||5||2||0||10||+0.626||Teams qualified for the semi-finals|
|Brisbane Heat||7||3||4||0||6||+0.324||Teams eliminated after regular season|
BBL01 (2011–12) Grand Final details
5/156 (20 overs)
3/158 (18.5 overs)
- Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat
- Sydney Sixers Are The Inaugural T20 Big Bash League Champions
2012 Champions League
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.
BBL02 (2012/13) season
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. 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.
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. 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, 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.
BBL02 (2012–13) Points Table
|Melbourne Renegades||8||7||1||0||14||+0.791||Teams qualified for the semi-finals|
|Adelaide Strikers||8||4||4||0||8||–0.162||Teams eliminated after regular season|
BBL02 (2012–13) Grand Final details
5/167 (20 overs)
Perth Scorchers (H)
9/133 (20 overs)
- Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bat.
2013 Champions League
The Scorchers again qualified for the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament, but with a squad depleted by injury and a lack of player availability, again performed poorly, losing all three of their matches to finish bottom of their group.
BBL03 (2013/14) season
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. 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.
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.
BBL03 (2013–14) Points Table
|Melbourne Stars||8||8||0||0||16||+2.189||Teams qualified for the semi-finals|
|Brisbane Heat||8||3||5||0||6||–0.197||Teams eliminated after regular season|
BBL03 (2013–14) Grand Final details
Perth Scorchers (H)
4/191 (20 overs)
7/152 (20 overs)
- Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat.
BBL04 (2014/15) season
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
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
|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|
|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|
- Big Bash:
Note: The Scorchers qualified for the 2015 tournament, but the tournament was cancelled before it started.
- Paul Collingwood – England (2011)
- Herschelle Gibbs – South Africa (2011–2012)
- Alfonso Thomas – South Africa (2012–2013)
- Albie Morkel – South Africa (2012)
- Dwayne Smith – West Indies (2013)
- Yasir Arafat – Pakistan (2013–2014)
- Michael Carberry – England (2014–2015)
- David Willey – England (2015-2016)
- Ian Bell - England (2016)
- Tim Bresnan - England (2016)
- "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- Collingwood scorched
- Veteran Brad Hogg joins Perth Scorchers squad for T20 Big Bash
- "Thunder crushed by dominant Scorchers". 12 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012.
- Chadwick, Justin (24 October 2012). "Marsh brothers in strife over boozy trip".
- Washbourne, Michael (27 November 2012). "Perth Scorchers sign Alfonso Thomas as Albie Morkel's replacement". PerthNow.
- Papalia, Ben (4 November 2012). "WACA chief Christina Matthews hits out at Sydney Sixers boss Stuart Clark over handling of Pat Cummins". PerthNow.
- Malcolm, Alex (12 December 2012). "Malinga helps Stars thrash Scorchers".
- "2012–13 BBL points table".
- "Heat the kings of Big Bash". 20 January 2013.
- Townsend, John (17 September 2013). "Langer upbeat despite Scorchers woes". The West Australian.
- Townsend, John (3 October 2013). "Whiteman shines but Perth scorched". The West Australian.
- Townsend, John (22 July 2013). "Scorchers lose Hussey, North". The West Australian.
- "Perth Scorchers sign on Yasir Arafat". 24 December 2013.
- "Big Bash League, 2013/14 results".