The Perth Scorchers (WBBL) are an Australian women’s Twenty20 cricket team based in East PerthWestern Australia. They compete in the Women’s Big Bash League(WBBL).

Formation

One of eight founding WBBL teams, the Perth Scorchers are aligned with the men’s team of the same name. On 9 May 2015, the WACA announced Mark Atkinson as the Scorchers’ inaugural coach. At the official WBBL launch on 10 July, Jess Cameron was unveiled as the team’s first-ever player signing. Nicole Bolton was appointed as Perth’s inaugural captain.

The Scorchers faced almost immediate turmoil, however, with Cameron taking an indefinite break from cricket in October (she would return to the league the following season, albeit with the Melbourne Stars). Then, days before the beginning of WBBL|01, Atkinson was replaced in the head coaching role by Lisa Keightley. Despite these unexpected obstacles, the team rallied in their first match on 11 December at Aquinas College to defeat the Brisbane Heat by two runs.

Season Summaries

SeasonW–LPos.FinalsCaptainMost RunsMost WicketsMost Valuable Player
2015–167–74thSFNicole BoltonCharlotte Edwards – 462BruntShaw – 16Katherine Brunt
2016–178–62ndRUSuzie BatesElyse Villani – 442Emma King – 17Katherine Brunt
2017–188–63rdRUElyse VillaniElyse Villani – 535Katherine Brunt – 23*Katherine Brunt
2018–197–75thDNQMeg LanningElyse Villani – 403Heather Graham – 22*Heather Graham
2019–209–53rdSFMeg LanningMeg Lanning – 531Heather Graham – 15Nat Sciver

Home Grounds

VenueGames hosted by season
0102030405Total
Aquinas College22
Lilac Hill Park333413
Perth Stadium112
WACA Ground5542319

Players

No.NameBatting StyleBowling StyleGRSRWECS
Batters
12Nicole BoltonLeft-handedRight-arm off spin77584.2647.261
28Chloe PiparoRight-handedRight-arm off spin71794.440
18Lauren DownRight-handedRight-arm medium51473.682
All-rounders
5Mathilda CarmichaelRight-handedRight-arm medium
77Sophie DevineRight-handedRight-arm medium fast7182120.5228.645
11Heather GrahamRight-handedRight-arm medium75191.0746.363
Georgia WyllieRight-handedLeft-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
4Megan BantingRight-handed736105.881
40Amy JonesRight-handed22589.281
10Beth MooneyLeft-handed7287114.8030
Bowlers
15Jemma BarsbyLeft-handedRight-arm off spin7787.5007.420
14Samantha BettsRight-handedRight-arm medium fast
8Piepa ClearyRight-handedRight-arm medium fast7266.6637.351
3Sarah GlennRight-handedRight-arm leg spin71482.3556.150
2Emma KingRight-handedRight-arm off spin
6Taneale PeschelRight-handedRight-arm medium fast7266.6675.951

WBBL Table

PosTeamPldWLNRPtsNRR
1Melbourne Stars14833190.965
2Brisbane Heat14842180.543
3Sydney Thunder14752160.344
4Perth Scorchers14662140.355
5Sydney Sixers1466214−0.084
6Adelaide Strikers14671130.135
7Melbourne Renegades1448210−1.008
8Hobart Hurricanes143928−1.143

Statistics

Team stats

OppositionMWonLostTiedNRW–L%
Adelaide Strikers11470036.36
Brisbane Heat11560045.45
Hobart Hurricanes10730070.00
Melbourne Renegades10640060.00
Melbourne Stars10730070.00
Sydney Sixers12570041.67
Sydney Thunder12750058.33
Total7641350053.95
  • Highest score in an innings: 6/188 (20 overs) vs Brisbane Heat, 10 December 2017
  • Highest successful chase: 4/180 (19.5 overs) vs Sydney Thunder, 29 December 2018
  • Lowest successful defence: 9/106 (20 overs) vs Brisbane Heat, 11 December 2015
  • Largest victory:
    • Batting first: 52 runs vs Sydney Sixers, 23 November 2019
    • Batting second: 40 balls remaining vs Sydney Sixers, 12 December 2015
  • Longest winning streak: 3 matches
  • Longest losing streak: 4 matches

Individual stats

Individual awards

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