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WBBL|04 Fixtures Released

15 July 2018

Perth Scorchers Members and fans will experience the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League this summer in a range of unique Perth venues and on prime-time free-to-air television as shown in 2018-19 WBBL fixtures released today.

The Scorchers will play 14 home-and-away matches, with four shown on the Seven Network and five held in Perth at Optus Stadium, the WACA Ground and Lilac Hill in the City of Swan.

Last season’s WBBL runners-up will kick-off their campaign in Melbourne against the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday 1 December.

The grand final rematch will see the Scorchers take on long-time rivals the Sydney Sixers in a Friday night blockbuster at North Sydney Oval that will aired on Seven at the prime-time slot of 7:10pm AEDT.

Two games will be played at the iconic WACA Ground against the Melbourne Renegades the weekend before Christmas, where Scorchers supporters will get the opportunity to return to the popular grass banks under lights.

The first ever WBBL night match at Optus Stadium between the Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat will follow the men’s match in the Boxing Day double-header. The milestone match will be the final double-header played with the WBBL and BBL splitting into separate blocks from 2019-20.

In January, cricket lovers will be treated to a unique family friendly carnival-like atmosphere for three matches at Lilac Hill, two against the Sydney Thunder and one against the Sydney Sixers.

Scorchers Head Coach Lisa Keightley said the players have loved playing at the community ground.

“We had so much support at Lilac Hill, people had their picnic baskets and rugs, it’s such a great vibe to play a cricket game and we can’t wait to get back there for more games this summer,” Keightley said.

“Actually we’re really happy with all the fixtures this year. We obviously did well at Optus Stadium in the semi-final last season, so looking forward to playing under the lights at such an incredible venue.

“It’s awesome to have a couple of games at the WACA Ground too. We know the pitch so well and it’s our main training ground so we should have a good home ground advantage.

“Between the games on TV and the different venues around Perth we think the fans will have a great time watching WBBL this season, we would love them to come and support us!”

Lilac Hill proved a huge success last season, when over 11,000 fans attended the matches thanks to the support of the City of Swan and Midland-Guilford Cricket Club.

“The City of Swan is proud to host the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League at our iconic Lilac Hill Park for the third season,” said the City of Swan Mayor, David Lucas.

“Lilac Hill boasts international standard cricket facilities and has a rich cricketing history, and welcoming the WBBL back in 2018 continues this wonderful sporting tradition.

“The combination of our scenic riverside location, family fun activities and the excitement of the WBBL drew some of the biggest crowds of the entire series last year for the standalone matches, and we look forward to continuing this great success in 2018-19.”

Wrapping up the home-and-away season the Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers will continue Australia’s red centre rivalry at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

All WBBL matches will be live streamed on cricket.com.au and ball-by-ball commentated on ABC Grandstand.