The Perth Scorchers will get the chance to celebrate their 2021-22 title for the first time on home turf when they take to the WACA ground for a day-night contest in October.
Maddy Green says it was an easy decision to join reigning Women’s Big Bash League champions Perth Scorchers after a glowing endorsement from fellow New Zealander Sophie Devine.
WA captain and Bunbury’s own Chloe Piparo has spoke of the difficulty of playing on the road throughout the entirety of last year’s domestic women’s cricket season.
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WA’s cricket-starved fans will be treated to their most home games since before COVID when normality resumes next summer.
One of WA’s foremost cricket schools say a surge of interest in the women’s side of the game has helped propel their specialised girls’ program.
She has been a mainstay of the Aussie T20 team since 2008 but, ahead of The Ashes, Ellyse Perry suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in.
The state’s top cricketers will be able to turn out for the opening round of the Premier Cricket women’s 50-over competition after WA’s Women’s National Cricket League campaign was postponed.
Women’s Ashes squad bolter Alana King feels her tough cross-county move west has paid off after making an Australian side for the first time.
WA coach Becky Grundy says squad depth will be more important than ever after their Women’s National Cricket League campaign was further condensed.
Perth Scorchers title-winning champion Alana King has turned to her teammates to help achieve her burning desire of representing Australia.
Chloe Piparo is a WBBL champion with the Perth Scorchers for the first time ever.
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On a fittingly scorching-hot day, Perth’s WBBL side held their nerve late to secure their maiden trophy and spark wild celebrations at Optus Stadium.
Re-signing was an no-brainer for Beth Mooney, who believes the Perth Scorchers are “building something special” ahead of Saturday’s Women’s Big Bash League final against Adelaide Strikers at Optus Stadium.
Perth Scorchers captain Sophie Devine has been keeping a keen eye on her grand final opposition, the Adelaide Strikers, in more ways than one.
Bunbury product Chloe Piparo is set to take a lead role in Saturday’s WBBL decider, after returning to the venerated number three position for last weekend’s double-header.
The Perth Scorchers will face the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League grand final on Saturday at Optus Stadium but no matter the result, a first time winner will be crowned.
Scorchers opener Beth Mooney hopes Saturday’s Women’s Big Bash League grand final will mark the start of a WBBL dynasty as coach Shelley Nitschke conceded there was a target on Perth’s back.
WA Cricket CEO Christina Matthews is confident the Perth Scorchers can draw a record-breaking crowd as they hunt a maiden Women’s Big Bash League title at Optus Stadium on Saturday.
Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine’s superb form at the top of the order for the Perth Scorchers has been rewarded, with the star duo named in the Women’s Big Bash League Team of the Tournament.
Perth have earned direct entry and hosting rights for Saturday’s Women’s Big Bash League final at Optus Stadium after finishing their home-and-away season with a eight-wicket win over Sydney Sixers in Adelaide.
Perth Scorchers captain Sophie Devine says the possibility of hosting home finals in WA is a ‘massive incentive’ ahead of their last two home-and-away matches in Adelaide this weekend.
Beth Mooney thought a Katie Mack-inspired Adelaide Strikers “had the game on the bag” before Perth Scorchers’ bowlers held their nerve late in the run chase at Karen Rolton Oval.
A firing middle order will be key to Perth’s chances of claiming their maiden WBBL title according to former Scorchers Nicky Shaw who sees ‘no reason why’ Perth can’t take out the trophy.
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