Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers.png
Personnel
CaptainAshton Turner
CoachAdam Voges
Team information
Colours  Orange
Founded2011
Home groundWACA Ground (2011–2018)
Perth Stadium (2018-)
Capacity60,000
History
BBL wins4 (BBL|03, BBL|04, BBL|06, BBL|11)
Official websitewww.perthscorchers.com.au

Home kit

Away kit

The Perth Scorchers is an Australian domestic Twenty20 franchise cricket team representing the Western Australian city of Perth in the Big Bash League (BBL).[1]

The Scorchers are the current BBL Champions, having defeated Sydney Sixers in the 2022 final. They are also the most successful team in BBL history, winning four championships to date and being runners up on three occasions. They were defeated in their second final by the Brisbane Heat in BBL02. They then won the next two consecutive championships, becoming the first team to achieve the feat in the league's brief history. These wins came against the Hobart Hurricanes 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. Following the appointment of Langer as the Australian coach in May 2018,[2] Adam Voges was named as the new coach for the 2018–19 season.[3]

Some of the Scorchers' finest players since their inception into the BBL have been Shaun Marsh, Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft, Mitch Marsh, Adam Voges, Ashton Turner, David Willey, Pakistani cricketers Yasir Arafat, Usman Qadir, Englishman Laurie Evans, legendary wrist spinner Brad Hogg and pace bowlers Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye.[4]

The Scorchers also have a side in the Women's Big Bash League.

Squad

The current squad of the Perth Scorchers for the 2021–22 Big Bash League season as of 22 November 2021.

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
82 Colin Munro New Zealand (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm medium Visa Contract and International Cap
32 Laurie Evans England (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Visa Contract and International Cap
19 Nick Hobson Australia (1994-08-22) 22 August 1994 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium pace
41 Kurtis Patterson Australia (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break International Cap
24 Chris Sabburg Australia (1990-01-02) 2 January 1990 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm off-break Replacement Player
All-rounders
10 Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium International Cap
18 Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox International Cap
17 Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain; International Cap
21 Aaron Hardie Australia (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
8 Cooper Connolly Australia (2003-08-22) 22 August 2003 (age 18) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
95 Josh Inglis Australia (1995-03-04) 4 March 1995 (age 27) Right-handed International Cap
4 Cameron Bancroft Australia (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off-break International Cap
Pace bowlers
5 Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium International Cap
12 Matt Kelly Australia (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
3 Lance Morris Australia (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast
2 Jhye Richardson Australia (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast International Cap
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vice Captain; International Cap
15 David Moody Australia (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
56 Tymal Mills England (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm fast Visa Contract and International Cap
Spin bowlers
34 Peter Hatzoglou Australia (1998-11-27) 27 November 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break

History

2011–2012: BBL01 season

Perth Scorchers taking on Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA Ground in 2011
Perth Scorchers taking on Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA Ground in 2011

Main article: 2011–12 Big Bash League season

The majority of the initial Scorchers squad was recruited from the Western Australia cricket team, with the addition of West Australian Simon Katich and international imports South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and England's Paul Collingwood.[5] Brad Hogg was recruited despite having not played state or international cricket since the 2007–08 season.[6]

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, finishing the season at the top of the ladder[7] and securing a home final. The Scorchers then won the semi-final against the Melbourne Stars by 11 runs but lost to the Sydney Sixers in the final by 7 wickets.

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 dropped from the final game after excessively celebrating Mitchell's 21st birthday during the tournament.[8]

2012–2013: BBL02 season

Main article: 2012–13 Big Bash League 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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] However, as they did in the previous season, they recovered and won five of the next six games in a row, finishing in second position[12] and securing a home final against the Melbourne Stars. In a rain-affected semi-final, the Scorchers won by 8 wickets off the final ball of the innings. They hosted the grand final against the Brisbane Heat but were defeated by 34 runs.[13]

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,[14] again performed poorly, losing all three of their matches to finish bottom of their group.[15]

2013–2014: BBL03 season

Main article: 2013–14 Big Bash League season

For their third BBL season, the Scorchers retained the services of senior players Simon Katich, Brad Hogg, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh, but lost Michael Hussey and Marcus North to the two Sydney-based teams.[16] 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.[17]

The Scorchers finished third with five wins from eight games and defeated the Sydney Sixers in their semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground to advance final. The fourth-placed Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Melbourne Stars in the other semi-final, affording the Scorches the hosting rights for their third consecutive final. The Scorchers finally won their first BBL title, and brought silverware to Western Australian cricket for the first time in over a decade.[18]

Final

7 February 2014
16:45 (D/N)
Scorecard
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.

2014–2015: BBL04 season

Main article: 2014–15 Big Bash League 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.

Final

Final
28 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sydney Sixers
5/147 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers
6/148 (20 overs)
Moises Henriques 77 (57)
Jason Behrendorff 1/19 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 73 (59)
Brett Lee 3/25 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 4 wickets
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Attendance: 11,837
Umpires: Mick Martell and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh (Scorchers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to bat

2015–2016: BBL05 season

Main article: 2015–16 Big Bash League season

Adam Voges retained his role as captain, while Michael Carberry and David Willey become the two international players. On 30 December 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, but lost to the Melbourne Stars in the semi-final, making this season the only one in which the Scorchers failed to qualify for the final, and ending their hopes of a third successive trophy.

2016–2017: BBL06 season

Main article: 2016–17 Big Bash League season

Mitchell Johnson, having retired from international cricket, joined the Scorchers. Crowd favourite Brad Hogg left the Scorchers to join the Melbourne Renegades. In the semi-final, Johnson took three wickets for three runs from his four overs, a BBL record low runs conceded, and the third best in all Twenty20 history.[19] He was economical again in the final, conceding only 13 runs as Perth won their third BBL trophy, against the Sydney Sixers.

Final

Final
28 January
16:15
Scorecard
Sydney Sixers
9/141 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers (H)
1/144 (15.5 overs)
Brad Haddin 38 (25)
Jhye Richardson 3/30 (4 overs)
Michael Klinger 71* (49)
Nathan Lyon 1/28 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets
WACA Ground
Attendance: 21,832[20]
Umpires: Mick Martell and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Jhye Richardson (Scorchers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field.
  • The crowd of 21,832 is the highest ever for a BBL match at the WACA.

2017–2018: BBL07 season

Main article: 2017–18 Big Bash League season

The Scorchers unveiled an updated logo ready for the upcoming seventh Big Bash season. Unusually, they decided to only recruit a single overseas player, David Willey who would return for his third season.[21] Mitchell Marsh took over the captaincy from Michael Klinger.

The Scorchers finished atop the table with eight wins in their ten matches and welcomed the Hobart Hurricanes to Perth Stadium for the semifinal. Winning the toss and electing to field first, a depleted Scorchers bowling unit had no answers for the bats of Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott, surrendering 210 runs in the innings. The bats never got going as the Scorchers could only answer with 139 runs before their tenth wicket fell in the 18th over.[22]

2018–2019: BBL08 season

Main article: 2018–19 Big Bash League season

Aside from Adam Voges moving from playing to coaching, the Scorchers returned most of their roster from BBL07, as well as adding Pakistani bowler Usman Qadir. However, very little would go right for them in this tournament. Struggles from key players like Klinger and Hilton Cartwright, as well as varying absences of Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, and Jhye Richardson contributed to a poor season with only four wins in 14 matches. This would place the Scorchers last in the table, failing to qualify for the finals for the first time in BBL.[23]

2019–2020: BBL09 season

Main article: 2019–20 Big Bash League season

The Scorchers roster saw significant overhaul preceding BBL09, which included the retirement of Klinger as well as the departures of Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Shaun Marsh. Notable additions included bowlers Fawad Ahmed and Matthew Kelly, batsmen Nick Hobson and Kurtis Patterson, and English imports Chris Jordan and Liam Livingstone. Ahmed and Jordan proved effective additions with 15 wickets each, and Livingstone made for a dynamic opening partnership with Josh Inglis. Depth was an issue, however, and the Scorchers would finish with six wins in 14 matches, just one point behind the Hurricanes and Thunder for a spot in the now expanded BBL playoff.[24]

2020–2021: BBL10 season

Main article: 2020–21 Big Bash League season

The Scorchers loaded up on import bats for BBL10, returning Livingstone as well as bringing on Joe Clarke (cricketer), Colin Munro, and Jason Roy. Ashton Turner took over the captaincy for this tournament. The Scorchers stumbled out of the gates, with three defeats and a no result in their first four matches. They ended the skid with a New Year's Eve victory over the Adelaide Strikers and would go on to win eight of the last ten matches and finish second on the table behind the Sydney Sixers. Munro had a strong tournament that earned him a spot on the ESPNcricinfo BBL team of the season. He was joined by Jhye Richardson, who led the tournament with 29 wickets. The Scorchers fell to the Sixers in the Qualifier before cruising to a 49 run victory over the Brisbane Heat in the Challenger. This earned them a rematch against the Sixers in the Final. Scorchers bowling was unable to contain the opposition's bats as the Sixers won by 27 runs to claim consecutive BBL titles.

Final


6 February 2021
19:40 (N)
Scorecard
Sydney Sixers
6/188 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers
9/161 (20 overs)
James Vince 95 (60)
Andrew Tye 2/29 (4 overs)
Liam Livingstone 45 (35)
Ben Dwarshuis 3/37 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 27 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 25,295[25]
Umpires: Sam Nogajski and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: James Vince (Sydney Sixers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field.

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 Runner up
2012-13 Yes 4 1 2 1 4th DNQ 8 5 3 0 2nd Runner 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 3rd
2016-17 8 5 3 0 1st Champions
2017-18 10 8 2 0 1st 3rd
2018-19 14 4 10 0 8th DNQ
2019–20 14 6 8 0 6th DNQ
2020–21 17 9 7 1 2nd Runner up
2021–22 16 13 3 0 1st Champions

Sponsors

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Back sponsor Breast sponsor Sleeve sponsor Trouser sponsor
2011-12 KooGa Atlas Iron Retravision No sponsor Atlas Iron
2012-13 No Sponsor
2013-14 Homeloans.com.au Direct Trades Supply Direct Trades Supply
2014-15 Majestic Athletic Amcom Reiwa.com
2015-16 Reiwa.com Finbar
2016-17 Reiwa.com Homeloans.com.au Holman
2017-18
2018-19 Resimac Reiwa.com
2019-20 Reiwa.com Peet Peet
2020-21 Budget Direct Budget Direct
2021-22 Nike Peet PEP Transport PEP Transport Komatsu

Honours

Domestic

International

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

Captains

Name[26] Span Matches Win Loss NR % Win
Marcus North 2011–2012 13 7 5 1 58.33
Simon Katich 2012–2014 24 12 10 1 54.34
Adam Voges 2014–2018 34 22 12 0 64.70
Michael Klinger 2015–2019 9 6 3 0 66.66
Mitchell Marsh 2014–2020 21 7 14 0 33.33
Ashton Turner 2018–present 28 16 11 1 59.25

Records and statistics

See also: List of Perth Scorchers records and statistics

International players

Albie Morkel from South Africa was signed for the 2012–13 season, but was not issued a clearance to play by the South African Cricket Board.[32] The next year, Dwayne Smith from the West Indies was signed, but did not arrive.[33] Alfonso Thomas and Yasir Arafat were signed as the respective replacement players.

Timeline

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