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Voges Returns To Lead Scorchers

16 October 2017

Adam Voges has been announced as returning to lead the Perth Scorchers.

The Perth Scorchers will enter their championship defence again steered by the Club’s most successful and enduring captain Adam Voges, after today’s announcement of the veteran’s re-signing for KFC BBL|07.

Voges, 38, took the reins of the Scorchers from equally respect Club champion Simon Katich following the BBL|03 Championship win over the Hobart Hurricanes.

He immediately branded the team with his own mark of success, defending the title against the Sydney Sixers in Canberra to ensure the Scorchers became the competition’s first back-to-back champions.

Voges then steered the Scorchers to last season’s BBL|06 title, presenting him and the team with an opportunity to recreate history and record another Championship double.

The announcement of Voges' re-signed was today complemented by the unveiling of a host of local players who will be returning to the Scorchers for the BBL season ahead, with 14 of 18 roster spots filled.

“The opportunity to come back here to #TheFurnace and play in front of big crowds again made it a pretty easy decision to re-sign,” Voges said.

“The success we’ve had over the entire Big Bash has been exciting and lifting the BBL Trophy last year was a highlight of our entire season.

“I think we’ll have an incredibly strong squad.

“One of our big advantages has been the depth of our squad and I’ve got no doubt it’ll be very similar this year.

“We’ve got a big challenge in front of us – there’s seven other very good teams trying to knock us off.

“We understand that we can’t become complacent this season, but I’ve got no doubt that we’ve got a squad that’s capable of having another successful season.”

Voges retired from State cricket at the end of last season, ending his career as WA’s most successful captain.

However, far from hanging up the bat, he then headed to England, representing Middlesex in county cricket, ensuring he will enter the Australian summer with sufficient preparation.

“I’ve been over playing at Middlesex for the majority of the English summer,” he said.

“Obviously, retiring from State cricket means my preparation in the lead-up to Big Bash will be slightly different this year.

“But having played a lot of cricket over in England, I’ll certainly be prepared and I’m looking forward to it.”

Perth Scorchers KFC Big Bash League squad: Adam Voges ©, Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman.

 

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