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The Next Era Of WBBL

11 June 2019

Meg Lanning, Chloe Piparo and Amy Jones in action for the Scorchers.

In a momentous step forward for cricket, the rebel Women’s Big Bash League will go standalone for the first time this summer, illustrating the strength and growth of the competition with today’s WBBL|05 fixture release.

Starting in October, and wrapping up before the men’s competition begins, the stage will be set for the world’s best female cricketers from across the globe to show fans what they are capable of.

WBBL|05 will feature seven consecutive festival weekends around the country, with all of these matches broadcast live on Channel 7, Fox Sports or Kayo to give fans a consistent broadcast offering.

Perth will get its first taste of WBBL on the first weekend of November, with the WACA Ground hosting a festival weekend of four matches, two of them Scorchers fixtures, staring Friday 1 November.

The party then heads to the popular community ground fixture in the Swan Valley at Lilac Hill, with two carnival weekends starting 23 November and 30 November, and the Scorchers playing in all four fixtures.

General Manager – Commercial, Marketing and Communication Mr Shay Nasta said;

“Cricket has been a leader in women’s sport and a standalone WBBL gives the players the space in the Australian sporting landscape to thrive on their own accord.

“We are immensely proud to be part of this historic moment. The WBBL is the best women’s cricket league in the world, and we want it to be the best women’s sports league in the world.

“The standalone competition will play a crucial role in inspiring more women and girls to get involved in the game, also acting as a spring board for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020.

“Having carnival weekends throughout October and November will allow more fans to watch and attend matches, without relying on the school holiday availability.”

Perth Scorchers Head Coach Lisa Keightley said:

“We’re happy with the fixtures, I think it’s one of the most balanced draws there has been in the WBBL.

“The WACA Ground is a wonderful place to play cricket and we relish that opportunity, cricket lovers are in for a treat with more games at the famous venue, along with the best players in the world strutting their stuff.

“Lilac Hill is also a special place to play, we get unbelievable support at those games and the opposition teams are always blown away by the amount of fans that turn out, so it will be fantastic to get out there.”

Perth Scorchers WBBL|05 Fixtures

Wed 23 October

Junction Oval, Melbourne

Melbourne Renegades VS Perth Scorchers

10:00am AWST

Sat 26 October

Alan Border Field, Brisbane

Brisbane Heat VS Perth Scorchers

11:10am AWST

Sun 27 October

Alan Border Field, Brisbane

Perth Scorchers VS Adelaide Strikers

7:40am AWST

Fri 1 November

WACA Ground

Perth Scorchers VS Melbourne Renegades

5:40pm AWST

Sat 2 November

WACA Ground

Perth Scorchers VS Melbourne Stars

3:55pm AWST

Sat 9 November

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

Adelaide Strikers VS Perth Scorchers

11:10am AWST

Sun 10 November

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

Perth Scorchers VS Sydney Thunder

7:30am AWST

Tues 12 November

WACA Ground

Sydney Thunder VS Perth Scorchers

5:30pm AWST

Sun 17 November

Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

Perth Scorchers VS Brisbane Heat

7:00am AWST

Wednesday 20 November

Junction Oval, Melbourne

Melbourne Stars VS Perth Scorchers

11:00am AWST

Saturday 23 November

Lilac Hill, Perth

Sydney Sixers VS Perth Scorchers

10:00am AWST

Sunday 24 November

Lilac Hill, Perth

Perth Scorchers VS Sydney Sixers

10:00am AWST

Saturday 30 November

Lilac Hill, Perth

Perth Scorchers VS Hobart Hurricanes

2:00pm AWST

Sunday 1 December

Lilac Hill, Perth

Hobart Hurricanes VS Perth Scorchers

2:00pm AWST

 

WBBL05 Fixtures Have Landed