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Cricket Creating Cultural Connections

03 February 2022

Culture cup Champions

Teams from across Perth have battled it out to claim the annual Perth Scorchers Cultural Cup.

The Champions League-style tournament brings together community groups running their own cricket competitions across Perth, partnering with them to support and achieve their goals.

WA Cricket Inclusions and Diversity Specialist Jade Wyllie said the match showcases how cricket can bring people and communities together. 

“The Perth Scorchers Culture Cup brings together Perth’s best players from different cultural backgrounds, in a more competitive environment where they can really show their skills,” she said. 

“The tournament brings together people from different walks of life, united by their common love of cricket."

Teams were seeded based on their performances across the year and then placed into pools to face off over January, before the Grand Final at the iconic WACA Ground.

The Hariyana Bulls faced Virsa Cricket Club for the title and in their fourth consecutive Grand Final appearance, Virsa claimed their first Culture Cup with 4-75. 

With 2022 marking the seventh instalment of the Culture Cup, Jade Wyllie says it was exciting to see ten new teams join the tournament this season alone.

“What better way to bring people together than through sport?” she said.