David Warner (cricketer)
David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer and the current vice captain of the Australian cricket team. An explosive left-handed opening batsman, Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a team in any format without experience in first-class cricket. He currently plays for New South Wales, the Sunrisers Hyderabad and he became vice-captain of Australia across Test and ODI formats of the game, in August 2015. He predominantly fields at slip, but has moved to midwicket after thumb injuries in 2016, on 23 January 2017, he became the fourth player to win the Allan Border medal more than once and win the award in consecutive years. Currently, he is ranked first in the list of top 10 Test batsmen in the world, according to the official ICC Player Rankings and he is the first Australian and sixth overall to reach 1,500 T20I runs. He is the first Australian batsman to score 7 ODI centuries in a calendar year, David Andrew Warner was born at Paddington, a suburb in eastern Sydney, New South Wales.
At the age of 13 he was asked by his coach to switch to right-handed batting because he kept hitting the ball in the air. However one season his mother, Sheila Warner, encouraged him to return to batting left-handed and he broke the U/16s run scoring record for the Sydney Coastal Cricket Club. He made his first grade debut for the Eastern Suburbs club at the age of 15 and toured Sri Lanka with the Australian under-19s and he has been seen practising hitting right-handed in 2016, which he had hit at least one switch-hit in all forms of the game. Warner attended Matraville Public School and Randwick Boys High School, Warners breakthrough innings for the New South Wales Blues came against Tasmania when he smashed 165* to record the highest one day score by a Blues player ever. Warner backed this up with a 54-ball 97 against Tasmania to narrowly miss the record for the fastest ever century in Australian domestic cricket and this introduction to the domestic scene led to Warner being included in Australias Twenty20 squad in January 2009.
Batting only once and coming in at six in the batting order, Warner scored 42 runs off 48 deliveries. While playing for New South Wales, Warner broke the record for the highest Australian one-day domestic score and his score of 197 came off just 141 balls and included 20 fours and 10 sixes, surpassing Jimmy Mahers previous record of 187. Warner has played for English County Champions Durham for the English cricket domestic season, Warner was signed by IPL team Delhi Daredevils for the 2009–10 seasons. During the 2009 tournament which was played in South Africa, Warner played seven games, scoring 163 runs at an average of 23.28, both matches were in the Champions League. In the fourth season, Warner was contracted by Delhi Daredevils for US$750,000, in the fifth season he made a century in 54 balls. Following the IPL2014 auction, he was contracted by Sunrisers Hyderabad for USD880,000, in 2015, he was appointed captain of the Sunrisers for IPL2015 season. Warner ended the season as the leading run scorer, rewarding him with the orange cap
South Australia cricket team
The South Australia cricket team, named West End Redbacks, nicknamed the Southern Redbacks, is an Australian mens professional first class cricket team based in Adelaide, South Australia. Their Ryobi One Day Cup uniform features a red body with black sleeves and they are known as the West End Redbacks due to a sponsorship agreement with West End. The Redbacks formerly competed in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, South Australia came into the 2015/2016 Matador Cup with a new coach named Jamie Siddons. The Redbacks started the 50,50 cup well with a six wicket win over Western Australia, skipper Travis Head scored 202 and Callum Ferguson 112. The Redbacks played the next 3 matches were against New South Wales, the Redbacks won 2 out 3 of those games, losing one game to New South Wales. The next game was against arch-rivals the Victoria Bushrangers, South Australia batted first, making 198 runs thanks to a half century from Jake Lehmann and a 3 wicket haul to Kane Richardson. The next match was against Cricket Australia academy side where the Redbacks put 244 on the courtesy of a 113 run partnership between Tom cooper and Jake Lehmann.
The Redbacks bowled well knocking the Academy side out for 168 thanks to the twins of Tom Andrew and Adam Zampa. The Redbacks qualified for the semi-final of The Matador Cup with 5 wins and this was the first time that they had qualified since 2011. The semi-final was against the Victorian Bushrangers, the Redbacks started poorly being 4,62 off 16 overs and a much needed 50 run partnership between Alex Ross and Tom Cooper. In the last 10 overs SA scored 83 runs off the last 10 overs thanks to a useful 99 runs from Alex Ross and 33 runs from Joe Mennie to finish on 7,250 off 50 overs. The Redbacks started their bowling efforts well by getting Aaron Finch out with a direct hit run out from Jake Lehmann. 1 run Glen Maxwell was swiftly caught at point by Alex ross at this stage the Victorian side was 5,149 needing 102 runs off 69 balls at a run rate of 9.3 required. SA swiftly knocked the tail over for a very cheap 44 runs this was amazing, the final was against New South Wales. The cricket team of New South Wales had ten players, who had represented Australia in any form of the game, South Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
Skipper Travis Head was clean-bowled for 1 by Mitchell Starc, at this stage, SA were 2 out with 12 runs. Tom Cooper and Callum Ferguson made a 154 run between them, the tail only contributed 48 runs, resulting in the Redbacks being all out for 221 off 46.3 overs. New South Wales quickly score 222 runs off of only 30 overs thanks to ED Cowan, NSW where premiers of the cup
Moisés Constantino Henriques is a Portugal-born Australian professional cricketer who currently plays for the New South Wales Blues and the Sydney Sixers. He is a high quality all-rounder in T20 matches, at just 16 years of age, Henriques was selected for the Australian U-19 cricket teams squad for the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. Considering his age at the time, Henriques performed admirably, taking 11 wickets at 19.27, in September,2005 Henriques was named in Australias U-19 squad to tour India for a One Day series against the Indian U-19 cricket team. Whilst Australia lost the series, in conditions, Henriques was a stand out. He scored 132 runs at an average of 44.00, Henriques was named captain of the Australian U-19 team for the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, and performed to great acclaim as he led the Australians to a semi-final berth. He was a stand out player of the tournament, scoring 150 runs at 37.50 and finished as the World Cups leading wicket-taker, claiming 16 wickets at 10.52 in 5 matches.
During his time in the Australian U-19 team, he played 17 matches, taking 35 wickets at 15.08, moises Henriques is the joint leading wicket taker along with Greg Thompson in the history of Under-19 Cricket World Cup with 27 scalps. On 2 January 2006, Henriques made his List A debut for New South Wales against Victoria and he bowled 8 overs for 46 runs in a narrow New South Wales victory. His appearance, at only 18 years of age, made him the youngest ever List A debutant for New South Wales, six days later, Henriques made his Twenty20 debut, but did not bat or bowl in that match. He made his first-class debut against South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 17 October 2006, only a week after this match, Henriques took 5/17 against Queensland with fast bowling. In doing so, he became the youngest New South Wales cricketer to take 5 wickets in an innings since Doug Walters. However, due to injury, this was the last first-class game Henriques played for over a year, after regaining fitness and impressive performances for his club, St George, in Sydney Grade Cricket, he earned a place in the squad once again.
He was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise for $300,000 to play in the Indian Premier League during the 2009 season, in 2010, he was traded to the Delhi Daredevils in exchange for Manoj Tiwary. In 2012 he played part of the English season for Glamorgan, in September 2012 he scored his first first-class century,161 not out off 229 balls against Tasmania at Bankstown. He is the captain of NSW and he is injured but will return towards the end of November. In June 2015, while playing for Surrey in a NatWest t20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks at Arundel Castle, both players were knocked unconscious from the collision and Henriques suffered a broken jaw. Ambulances and medical staff treated the players on-field before taking them both to hospital, the game was abandoned due to the injuries. Henriques again got injured during the 2014–15 Big Bash League season with a recurrence of his calf injury, Henriques made his full international debut in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Sydney on 15 February 2009, but he was run out for only 1 run
The WACA /ˈwækə/ is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. The stadiums name derives from the initials of its owners and operators, the WACA has been Western Australias home of cricket since the early 1890s, with Test cricket played at the ground since the 1970–71 season. The ground is the venue of Western Australias first-class cricket team, the Western Warriors, and a Womens National Cricket League side. The Perth Scorchers, a Big Bash League franchise, play at the ground, the pitch at the WACA is regarded as one of the quickest and bounciest in the world. These characteristics, in combination with the afternoon sea-breezes which regularly pass the ground, have made the ground an attractive place for pace. The outfield is exceptionally fast, contributing to the ground seeing some very fast scoring – as of February 2016, recent years have seen most of these activities relocated to other venues. It has used for major rock concerts. William Henry Wise, a gardener who came to WA from England in 1880, Wise was personal gardener to Sir George Shenton, of Crawley.
In addition to his work at the WACA Ground, he laid the first tennis court on the Perth Esplanade, the Western Australian Cricket Association was officially established on 25 November 1885 under the Presidency of JCH James. In 1893, the WACA ground was opened, occupying a site of old swamp land to the east of the city. The Association has a 999-year lease over the land, the long term of the lease means that, the Association has freehold title. Originally, the title covered 29 acres, and took in what is now Gloucester Park, the latter part of the land was divested to the Trotting Association in the early 1920s. In a curious twist, between 1977 and 1979, World Series Cricket matches were played at Gloucester Park because the Kerry Packer-led organisation was not granted access to the WACA, the first match played on the turf wickets took place in February 1894. However, difficulties encountered in transporting teams to Western Australia meant that the ground was not part of Australias main cricket community for many years, even with the building of a transcontinental railway, the trip from the eastern states still took several days.
It took the introduction of scheduled flights to Western Australia to make the WACA readily accessible to interstate or overseas teams. James Gardiner, president of the WACA for three terms between 1897 and 1924, proposed the adoption of electorate cricket whereby teams were established on a basis for competition. He inaugurated Country Week cricket, during which teams compete against each other. In 1907, the WACA ground was under threat of being controlled by the Perth City Council to recover debts, Gardiner led the bid to save the ground and secured a government loan
Voges test match batting average of 61.87 is second only to Donald Bradman, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsman of all time. Voges was included in the 2016 ICC Test Match Team of the Year, from Perth, Western Australia, Voges excelled at cricket from an early age, attending the Western Australian Institute of Sport and playing for the Australian under-19 team. Voges debuted for Australia during the 2006–07 Chappell–Hadlee Trophy, and played irregularly at both ODI and T20I level throughout the remainder of the decade, in October 2012, after Marcus Norths resignation, Voges was appointed acting captain of Western Australia. For the inaugural Big Bash League, he signed with the Melbourne Stars franchise, Voges made his Test debut for Australia in June 2015, aged 35, and scored a century on debut against the West Indies. In February 2017, Voges announced his retirement from international cricket and his last match was as captain of the Prime Ministers XI side against Sri Lanka on 15 February 2017.
The next month, he announced his retirement from domestic cricket. Born in Subiaco, Western Australia, Voges was raised in Rockingham, in WACA District Cricket, he originally fell under the Rockingham-Mandurah District Cricket Clubs recruitment zone, but transferred to the Melville Cricket Club on a special permit. He went on to tour with the Western Australia under-19 cricket team, Voges was the winner of the 2001–02 Olly Cooley Medal for the best player in the WACA grade cricket competition. Voges made his first-class debut on 8 December 2002 for Western Australia in the Pura Cup match against Tasmania, after averaging only 17 with the bat in the four matches he played, he spent the 2003/04 season playing grade cricket. He made his List A debut in the ING Cup match against Tasmania in October 2004, in just his second one-day match at North Sydney Oval, Voges set the record for the fastest domestic one-day century, bringing up his 100 off only 62 balls. He finished the ING Cup season with an average of just under 32, 2005/06 was a mixed season, which saw him average 34 in Pura Cup and 49 in the ING Cup.
In 2006/07, Voges enjoyed a good start to the season with two first-class centuries in his first three matches. This good form led to his selection to the Australian squad for the 3rd Ashes Test. Voges scored 150 against Tasmania, nearly chasing down a total of 400 early in the season, Voges learned of the news during a tour match between his side, the Cricket Australia XI, and the ECB Chairmans XI at Lilac Hill. Of his learning of the selection, Voges said, Tony Dodemaide tapped me on the shoulder and he said, I thought I was in trouble. Voges made his ODI debut on 20 February 2007 vs New Zealand in the Chappell–Hadlee Series before being selected for the Tour of India in September 2007, in December 2007 he made his Twenty20 International debut, against New Zealand, at his home ground in Perth. On 15 February 2009, Voges made a catch in a Twenty20 game against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground to catch Brendon McCullum out for 61 in the penultimate over. Catching the ball on the line, but not in full control he tossed the ball forwards into the air as he tumbled backwards over the boundary rope
Adelaide Oval is a stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The stadium is used for cricket and Australian rules football, but plays host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer. The Oval has been headquarters to the South Australian Cricket Association since 1871, the stadium is managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority. Redevelopments between 2008 and 2014, costing $575 million, increased the seating capacity from 34,000 to 53,583. The Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football Clubs returned to the stadium, in 2010, Austadiums. com called the Adelaide Oval one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia, if not the world. In December 2009 South Australian Premier Mike Rann announced a $450 million government commitment to redevelop Adelaide Oval to enable AFL Football to be played there, in May 2011 Treasurer Kevin Foley announced an increase in government funding to $535 million. 1871 - The ground was established in 1871 after the formation of SACA, among those responsible for the original construction were John Pickering and Henry Sparks.
1877 - The first South Australian Football Association match that took place on the ground was between Adelaide Football Club and the Bankers, Adelaide won the match 4 goals to 1. 1877 – The first first-class cricket match played at the ground between South Australia and Tasmania on 10 and 12 November 1877, South Australia was victorious, winning by an innings and 13 runs. 1878 – The first century was scored by John Hill on 30 January 1878, John was the father of the great Clem Hill. 1884 – The first Test match played at the Oval was held from 12–16 December 1884, England beat Australia by eight wickets. 1885 – The first football game lit by light was conducted on the evening of 1 July 1885. 1889 – The first Grand Final in a major Australian rules football competition was played between Norwood and Port Adelaide, Norwood won the game 7.4 to 5.9. 1894 – In 1894–95 Albert Trott collected 8/43 on debut against England,1900 – The picket fence was put up surrounding the Oval in 1900. 1911 – From 5–12 August 1911 the Australian Football Council Carnival was played at the ground, the competing sides were SA, VFL, VFA, Western Australia and New South Wales.
1911 – The Adelaide Oval scoreboard, designed by architect Kenneth Milne, the clock was added in 1912 and the windvane in the 1930s. 1914 - The Port Adelaide Football Club defeated the Carlton Football Club for their fourth Championship of Australia title defeating the Victorian side by 34 points,9.16 to 5.6. 1931 – In 1931–32 Donald Bradman scored the highest score ever at the ground in Test Cricket, in the same game, Clarrie Grimmett collected fourteen wickets, the most ever taken in a Test match at the ground by a bowler
The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as the Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. It is named after the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located. The land on which the ground sits was first set aside for use as a ground in 1895. Prior to this, cricket was played at the ground located in the area known as Green Hills. The Gabba shared first-class cricket matches with the Exhibition Ground until 1931, the first Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba was scheduled to be played between 31 January 1931 and 4 February 1931, but it was washed out without a ball being bowled. The first Test match at the Gabba was played between Australia and South Africa between 27 November and 3 December 1931. Over the years, the Gabba has hosted athletics, Australian rules football, concerts, cycling, rugby league, rugby union and pony and greyhound races. Between 1993 and 2005, the Gabba was redeveloped in six stages at a cost of A$128,000,000, the dimensions of the playing field are now 170.6 metres by 149.9 metres to accommodate the playing of Australian Football at elite level.
The seating capacity of the ground is now 42,000, on 15 December 2016, Australia hosted Pakistan for the first Day-Night Test of The Gabba, and the first Australian day-night test hosted outside of Adelaide Oval. The First Test between Australia and England is played nowadays at Brisbane, nobody seems to know why, and all sorts of arguments are ventilated for and against more cricket Tests on the Woolloongabba ground. I am all in favour of robbing Queensland of its greatest cricketing occasion and it is not a cricket ground at all. Spectators are herded and sorted out into lots as though for all the world this was a slave market, the stands are of wood and filthy to sit on. The dining rooms are barns, without a touch of colour or a picture on the wall, everywhere there is dust and dirt. Forgive me if I am bitter about the Woolloongabba ground. The venue usually hosts the first Test match of the season each November in addition to a number of international matches usually held in January. The pitch is usually fast and bouncy, the Gabbas amenities were greatly improved in the 1980s from a very basic standard, especially in comparison with the other Australian cricket grounds.
Test cricket was first played at the ground in November 1931, in December 1960, Test crickets first-ever Tied Test took place at the ground when Richie Benauds Australian team tied with Frank Worrells West Indian side. Queensland clinched its first-ever Sheffield Shield title with victory over South Australia in the final at the ground in March 1995, the Gabba was the first Australian venue to host an International Twenty20 cricket match. Australias Michael Clarke holds the record for number of runs scored in one Test innings at the Gabba with 259 not out, Australia has a formidable test match record at the ground
Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, and often abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket. At the professional level, it was introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003 for the inter-county competition in England. In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs, a typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 75–90 minutes and a 10–20-minute interval. This is much shorter than previously-existing forms of the game, and is closer to the timespan of other team sports. It was introduced to create a form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground. Since its inception the game has very successful resulting in its spread around the cricket world. On most international tours there is at least one Twenty20 match, the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 was played in South Africa in 2007 with India winning by five runs against Pakistan in the final. Pakistan won the tournament in 2009, and England won the title in the West Indies 2010.
West Indies won in 2012, with Sri Lanka winning the 2014 tournament, West Indies are the reigning champions, winning the 2016 competition, and in doing so, became the first nation to win the tournament twice. When the Benson & Hedges Cup ended in 2002, the ECB needed another one day competition to fill its place, cricketing authorities were looking to boost the games popularity with the younger generation in response to dwindling crowds and reduced sponsorship. It was intended to deliver fast paced, exciting cricket accessible to thousands of fans who were put off by the versions of the game. Stuart Robertson, the manager of the ECB, proposed a 20 over per innings game to county chairmen in 2001. The first official Twenty20 matches were played on 13 June 2003 between the English counties in the Twenty20 Cup, the first season of Twenty20 in England was a relative success, with the Surrey Lions defeating the Warwickshire Bears by 9 wickets in the final to claim the title. Thirteen teams from different parts of the participated in Pakistans inaugural competition in 2004.
On 12 January 2005 Australias first Twenty20 game was played at the WACA Ground between the Western Warriors and the Victorian Bushrangers and it drew a sell-out crowd of 20,000, which was the first time in nearly 25 years the ground had been completely sold out. Starting 11 July 200619 West Indies regional teams competed in what was named the Stanford 20/20 tournament, the event was financially backed by billionaire Allen Stanford, who gave at least US$28,000,000 funding money. It was intended that the tournament would be an annual event, guyana won the inaugural event, defeating Trinidad and Tobago by 5 wickets, securing US$1,000,000 in prize money. On 5 January 2007 Queensland Bulls played the New South Wales Blues at The Gabba, a crowd of 11,000 was expected based on pre-match ticket sales
He is a wicket-keeper and aggressive right-handed batsman who has taken more dismissals than any other South Australian player in One Day domestic cricket. Manou announced his retirement from First Class cricket in March 2011, Manou was a successful junior cricketer, who won the Player of the Tournament award when captaining South Australia at the 1997–98 national under-19 carnival. He made his first-class debut on 22 March 1999 playing for the Australian Cricket Academy against a Matabeleland Invitational XI at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. In the 1999–2000 Australian domestic season, Manou replaced the retired Tim Nielsen in the South Australian side as wicket-keeper for the Pura Cup and Mercantile Mutual competitions. Although he impressed with the gloves he struggled with the bat as he scored ducks in four of his first five innings and his batting has improved since and in 2003–04, when given an opportunity to open the batting, Manou posted a score of 130. He bettered this in 2007–08 when he scored 190 against Tasmania in a Pura Cup game at the Bellerive Oval, in 2004–05 Manou was appointed vice-captain of the Redbacks and when Darren Lehmann was either on national duty or injured he would be the stand in captain.
He led from the front with 433 runs and 36 dismissals, in 2005–06 he took a personal best of 42 Pura Cup dismissals along with 21 in the ING Cup. With the bat he has twice collected $50,000 for his team by hitting the ING sign on the fence. In season 2008–09 Manou scored 647 runs at an average of 46.21 with a highest score of 124 in Sheffield Shield competition leaving him on the verge of Ashes squad selection. His fine season was capped off with the honour of being selected as the captain for the Domestic Sheffield Shield, One Day. Manous wife is Australian Olympic runner Tamsyn Manou, formerly Tamsyn Lewis and he claimed his first dismissal when he caught Alastair Cook off the bowling of Peter Siddle. During his first innings in the match he was bowled by James Anderson for just 8 runs. On 31 October 2009, Manou made his one day international debut against India when he was called upon to replace Tim Paine, Cricket Australia Bio Graham Manou On CricInfo Graham Manou on Twitter
Tasmania cricket team
The Tasmanian cricket team, nicknamed the Tigers, represents the Australian state of Tasmania in cricket. The Tasmanian Tigers are administered and selected by the Tasmanian Cricket Association, however Tasmania had representative sides prior to the establishment of the TCA. Tasmania played in the very first first-class cricket match in Australia against Victoria in 1851, Tasmania were finally admitted to regular competitions when they became a founding member of the Gillette Cup domestic one day cricket tournament upon its inception in 1969. They have performed well in it, particularly recently, winning it four times, in 1978–79, 2004–05, 2007–08 and they have been runners-up twice, in 1977–78 and 1986–87. By the 1979–80 season, they had become participants. The Tigers won their long-awaited first Sheffield Shield in the 2006–07 season—after almost 30 years in the competition—and their second five years in 2010–11 and they have been runner-up three times, in 1993–94, 1997–98, and 2001–02. The Tigers were runners-up in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash in 2006–07, Tasmania play their limited overs cricket in a predominantly green uniform, with red and gold as their secondary colours, and have a Tasmanian tiger as their team logo.
They play home matches at Bellerive Oval, Clarence on Hobarts Eastern Shore, though matches are played at venues in Devonport. The Tasmanian Tigers are currently sponsored by PKF, Cricket almost certainly has been played in Tasmania since the time of European settlement in 1803. It was a pastime among marines, who were responsible for security in the fledgling colony. The first recorded match is known to have taken place in 1806, according to the colonys chaplain, and famed diarist, Robert Knopwood by 1814 the game had become very popular, especially around the festive season at Christmas. By the 1820s there had not been any official club organisation. Cricket is recorded as having played in the settlements at Richmond, Clarence Plains, Sorell, in the Macquarie Valley west of Campbell Town, Evandale, Longford. Many of these seem to have been organised between hotel licensees, in order to create profits through the sale of food and beverages. Accounts of such matches suggest games were played in atrocious conditions due to winter rains.
But by the 1830s, logic had prevailed and cricket seems to have reverted to the summer months. Club cricket had become well-established by the 1830s, One of the earliest men responsible for organising cricket within the colony was John Marshall, who was established the Hobart Town Club soon after his arrival from England. Cricket had soon spread into many regional settlements throughout the Colony of Tasmania