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KFC BBL|07

Emotional Voges Has No Regrets

02 February 2018

Tim Bresnan and Adam Voges // Getty Images

Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges has reflected on the Club's KFC BBL|07 season with mixed emotions, tempering the disappointment of last night's 71-run Semi Final loss with the pride of finding a way to win through several challenges.

The Scorchers were always on the back-foot in last night's do-or-die Semi Final at Optus Stadium, after the Hobart Hurricanes surged to a commanding 4-210.

The strongest batting line-up fielded by the hosts all season was not enough to overcome the total and the Scorchers fell to be all out for 139 in 17.5 overs.

It marked just the second time in the competition's history that the Scorchers have failed to progress to the Championship decider.

Voges said he was disappointed in the loss, but overall was proud of his players for showing great resilience throughout a season that often left the Scorchers depleted through injury and national selection.

"It's obviously mixed emotions," Voges said.

"I'm obviously really proud of the guys for what they did throughout the season.

"To win eight out of the 10 games and finish on top was a terrific effort with all the challenges that we've had throughout the year.

"But then a bit of disappointment with what we produced out there tonight in front of almost 53,000 people.

"Disappointing way to finish a campaign that had so much challenges."

Voges said there were no regrets from the Club's decision to play finals at the state-of-the-art Optus Stadium after all regular-season games were hosted at the WACA Ground.

"It was worth it, yeah," Voges said.

"And we know moving forward this is going to be our home from now on. 

"So we need to learn to play this ground a lot better than what we did tonight. 

"But I'm sure the boys will sort that out the longer we get the opportunity to play here."


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