Western Australian Cricket Association

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Western Australian Cricket Association
Western Australian Cricket Association logo.jpg
Formation1885
Legal statusIncorporated association
HeadquartersWACA Ground
Location
Coordinates31°57′32″S 115°52′47″E / 31.959008°S 115.879669°E / -31.959008; 115.879669
Region served
Western Australia
Chairman
The Honourable Terry Waldron
AffiliationsCricket Australia
Websitewaca.com.au

The Western Australian Cricket Association (known as the WACA) is the governing body for cricket in Western Australia.

History[edit]

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

Elite cricket[edit]

The WACA is responsible for managing Western Australia's first-class cricket male in the Sheffield Shield and Marsh Cup and female team in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL).

In the Big Bash League and Women's Big Bash League, the WACA is represented by the Perth Scorchers.

Competitions[edit]

The WACA is responsible for administering Western Australian Premier Cricket.[3]

The Association formerly hosted 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 Chairman of the WACA is former Sports Minister of Western Australia, The Honourable Terry Waldron.

The current Chief Executive Officer is Christina Matthews.[4]

Current WACA Board[edit]

  • Chairman - The Honourable Terry Waldron
  • Directors Appointed By The Board - Dr Vanessa Guthrie (Deputy Chair), Eva Skira AM, David Bailey
  • Members Representatives - Graeme Wood, Michael Veletta, Tom Percy QC, Darren Wates
  • WA District Cricket Council (Inc.) Representative - Christian Bauer
  • Statewide Cricket Committee Representative - Avril Fahey

Affiliations[edit]

The WACA is affiliated with Cricket Australia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WACA History". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  2. ^ "WACA Historic Timeline". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Club Cricket Council (CCC)". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Christina Matthews named new WACA chief executive officer". PerthNow. 12 December 2011.