The Western Fury is the representative womens cricket team of Western Australia and is based in Perth, Western Australia. Their home ground is the WACA Ground, although from 2011/2012 they have played games at Murdoch University. The team represents the state of Western Australia in the Womens National Cricket League, the current coach of the Western Fury is former Tasmania wicketkeeper Mark Atkinson, who replaced Stephen Jenkin. WNCL Titles,0 WNCL Runners-up,2 WT20 Runners-up,1 Players with international caps are listed in bold, Zoe Goss Physiotherapist, Declan Norris Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Dan Jolley Western Australian Cricket Association Western Warriors
Leah Joy Poulton is a female Australian cricketer who plays for New South Wales and Australia. She is a specialist batsman who usually opens the batting, Poulton came to prominence in youth cricket by captaining New South Wales to the Under-17 national championships in 2000. In 2002–03, she made her debut for New South Wales in the Womens National Cricket League. She found runs hard to come by in her first three seasons and was in and out of the team frequently, aggregating only 24 runs in her second and third seasons combined. Despite this, she regularly captained Australias Under-19 and Under-23 teams during this time, Poulton was rewarded with international selection in the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand at the start of the 2006–07 season and scored her maiden century,101, in the third match. However, after a tour of India at the end of the season, she was dropped from the Australian team in mid-2007. During the 2008 Australian winter, she travelled to play for Nottinghamshire in England, and earned herself a recall to the Australian team at the start of the 2008–09 southern hemisphere season.
After scoring 376 runs at a average of 41.77 in the 2008–09 WNCL, Poulton retained her position in the national team for the 2009 Womens Cricket World Cup. She was a member of the playing team in both tournaments, participating all the matches in the latter. In 2009, Poulton made her Test debut against England and in 2009–10, Poulton is from Elermore Vale in the New South Wales coastal city of Newcastle, and plays for the Wallsend Cricket Club in the city. She attended Lambton High School and outside of cricket, she works as a physical education teacher, in March 2000, soon after turning 16, she played for New South Wales in the national Under-17 championships. She scored 141 runs at a average of 23.50. In January 2002, she was selected for the state Under-19 team and scored 112 in the first match and she made two ducks and ended the tournament with 188 runs at 31.33, New South Wales won all of their six matches. At the start of the 2002–03 season, Poulton made her debut for New South Wales in the Womens National Cricket League in a double-header against South Australia.
In her first match, she scored 12 in five-wicket victory, playing in ten matches, she made many starts, reaching double figures in all but one of her nine innings, but managed only a best score of 36 run out, against Western Australia. She ended the WNCL season with 159 runs at 19.87 as New South Wales came second, Victoria qualified first and thus hosted the finals, defeating New South Wales 2–0 in a best-of-three series. Poulton made only 1 and 11 in the matches, which were lost by 3 wickets and 40 runs respectively. During the season, Poulton played in the Under-19 interstate tournament during the break in the WNCL, in five innings, she made three half-centuries, with a best of 73 against Queensland in the final, which New South Wales won by five wickets
Western Australian Cricket Association
The Western Australian Cricket Association is the governing body for cricket in Western Australia. The WACA was formed on 5 November 1885, in 1893 the association opened the WACA Ground. The WACA is responsible for managing Western Australias first-class cricket team, in the Big Bash League, the WACA is represented by the Perth Scorchers. The WACA is responsible for administering Western Australian Grade Cricket, the Association hosts a popular annual cricket festival at Lilac Hill in Guildford between a Chairmans XI and the visiting International XI team. The first match in 1990 drew a crowd of 12,000 to watch the play the England XI. The last of these was held in 2009 due to the difficulty in scheduling matches of this type in international team tours, the current President of the WACA is former Australian Test cricketer, Dennis Lillee. The current Chief Executive Officer is Christina Matthews
Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. It is the least populated state capital in Australia, founded in 1803 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australias second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. The modern history of Hobart dates to its foundation as a British colony in 1803, prior to British settlement, the area had been occupied for possibly as long as 35,000 years, by the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe, a sub-group of the Nuennone, or South-East tribe. The descendants of the indigenous Tasmanians now refer to themselves as Palawa, Hobart has experienced both booms and busts over its history. In the years of the 20th century, migrants arrived to settle in Hobart from Asia. In June 2015, the city had an area population of approximately 221,000. The city is located in the states south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River and its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world. Its skyline is dominated by the 1, 271-metre kunanyi/Mount Wellington, the metropolitan area is often referred to as Greater Hobart, to differentiate it from the City of Hobart, one of the five local government areas that cover the city.
The first European settlement began in 1803 as a colony at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River. In 1804 it was moved to a location at the present site of Hobart at Sullivans Cove. The city, initially known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, was named after Lord Hobart, the British secretary of state for war, the areas indigenous inhabitants were members of the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe. Charles Darwin visited Hobart Town in February 1836 as part of the Beagle expedition, I was chiefly struck with the comparative fewness of the large houses, either built or building. Hobart Town, from the census of 1835, contained 13,826 inhabitants, the Derwent River was one of Australias finest deepwater ports and was the centre of the Southern Ocean whaling and sealing trades. The settlement rapidly grew into a port, with allied industries such as shipbuilding. Hobart Town became a city on 21 August 1842, and was renamed Hobart from the beginning of 1881, Hobart is located on the estuary of the Derwent River in the states south-east.
Geologically Hobart is built predominantly on Jurassic dolerite around the foothills interspersed with areas of Triassic siltstone. Both of these areas rest on the younger Jurassic dolerite deposits, before stretching into the areas such as the beaches of Sandy Bay in the south. South of the Derwent estuary lies Storm Bay and the Tasman Peninsula, the Eastern Shore extends from the Derwent valley area in a southerly direction hugging the Meehan Range in the east before sprawling into flatter land in suburbs such as Bellerive
Manuka Oval is a sporting venue in Canberra, the capital of Australia. It is located in Griffith, in the area of that suburb known as Manuka, Manuka Oval has a seating capacity of 13,550 people and an overall capacity of 16,000 people, although this is lower for some sports depending on the configuration used. The area on which the ground is situated has been used for sport since the early 20th century and it has since undergone several redevelopments, most recently beginning in 2011. Currently, Manuka Oval is primarily used for cricket and Australian rules football, the ground was previously used for rugby league and rugby union matches, but there are now more suitable venues in Canberra for those sports. As a cricket ground, Manuka Oval is the venue for the ACT Comets and the ACT Meteors teams. As an Australian rules football ground, Manuka Ovals primary tenant is the Eastlake Football Club, the ground has hosted occasional home matches for teams in the Australian Football League, most notably the North Melbourne Football Club and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
The oval was originally a park known as Manuka Circle Park. The park and nearby shopping centre were named after the Leptospermum scopariums Māori name, there was a push for the park to become an enclosed oval starting in 1926 by various sports groups. Work began on Manuka Oval to erect a fence, along with improvements made in 1929. The field had previously used to casually play rugby league. The first cricket pitch was played on in April 1930, the Bradman Pavilion, the ovals main stand, was constructed in 1962 in honour of Sir Donald Bradman. In 2004, Manuka Oval celebrated the 75th anniversary of its formal establishment, the first cricket match to be played at the oval was on Easter Monday,13 April 1930. In 1992, the ground hosted its first One Day International match between South Africa and Zimbabwe as part of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, but otherwise remained largely unused for top level cricket. The ground is home to the Canberra Comets, who played in the Mercantile Mutual Cup from the 1997–98 season to the 1999–2000 season, the team now plays in the Futures League.
The venue sought to host its first Test match in the year 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Canberra, the ground hosted the final of the 2014–15 KFC T20 Big Bash on 28 January 2015. Manuka Oval was the ground of the Manuka Football Club, an Australian Capital Territory Football League club, from 1928 to 1991. The merged club, which retained the Eastlake name, continues to play games at Manuka Oval. The oval has served as a venue for Australian Football League matches since 1998
Women's Big Bash League
The Womens Big Bash League is the Australian womens domestic Twenty20 cricket competition. The WBBL replaced the WNCL Australian Womens Twenty20 Cup, which ran from the 2007–08 season through to the 2014–15 season, the competition features eight city-based franchises, branded identically to the franchises in the mens Big Bash League. A number of matches during the competitions inaugural 2015–16 season were broadcast by Network Ten, the naming rights sponsor for the WBBL is Rebel Sport. The current champions are the Sydney Sixers, in early 2014, the formation of an international womens Twenty20 competition, based around the franchise model of the Indian Premier League was announced. The concept was dealt a blow in early June, when the England, at the same time, Cricket Australia announced it would refuse to release its players for the tournament. Both organisations expressed concern that the tournament was not being run by a national cricket board. Before the establishment of the Womens Big Bash League, Cricket Australia conducted a national Twenty20 competition, the competition ran from 2009-2010 season to the 2014-2015 season, with some exhibition games being held in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
The competition was wound up after the 2014-2015 season to make way for the Womens Big Bash League, former Australian national captain Belinda Clark revealed on 19 January 2014 the planning for a womens BBL was in its early stages but it could become a reality very soon. They are considering it for the rise in television ratings in the BBL03 season. On 19 February 2015, Cricket Australia announced that a Womens Big Bash League would commence in season 2015/2016, the format and draw of the tournament are yet to be revealed. Cricket Australia executive Mike McKenna said, Our goal is to see become the sport of choice for women and girls across the nation. The competition features the same eight city-based franchises that is in the Big Bash League, each states capital city features one team, with Sydney and Melbourne featuring two. TV ratings success encouraged the Ten network to add coverage of the semi-finals, the WBBL commentary team was led by Andrew Maher with former Australian players Mel Jones and Lisa Sthalekar.
The commentary team will again be led by Andrew Maher and feature Mel Jones and Lisa Sthalekar alongside Jason Bennett, the following WBBL matches will be televised on Channel Ten and One. com
Docklands Stadium is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Australia. Construction started in October 1997 under the name, Victoria Stadium. Also headquartered in the precinct is Seven Networks digital broadcast centre. The stadium was announced on 31 October 1996 as a replacement for the much larger Waverley Park as a headquarters for the Australian Football League. Under the terms of the agreement governing construction and operation of the venue, Docklands Stadium, like Waverley Park, was built primarily for Australian rules football, unlike most grounds of a similar size in Australia which were originally designed for cricket. The first match to be played at the ground was between Essendon and Port Adelaide, before a crowd of 43,012, in Round 1 of the 2000 AFL season, Essendon won the match by 94 points. The stadium was the first stadium in Australia to have movable seating, all four level-one tiers of the stadium can be moved up to 18 metres forward into a rectangular configuration.
It was first used for a Melbourne Storm game in July 2001, despite the seating being a key feature of the stadium, it has rarely been used, citing damage to turf, time to deploy the seats and a reduced capacity. Docklands Stadium first featured rugby league football when it was used as the Melbourne Storms home ground for one season in 2001, the Storm continued to play home games at the ground sporadically in the following years. Docklands was the venue for the third and deciding game of the 2006 State of Origin series, in 2015, LED electronic advertising was added around the perimeter of the ground on level 1 and 2. It was the first time Australia had hosted a round of the SGP event since the round of the 2002 season in Sydney. With stadium capacity capped at 42,000 for the event,26,609 fans saw 45 year old American rider Greg Hancock take out his 20th SGP Final, danish rider Niels-Kristian Iversen finished second with Polands Maciej Janowski finishing third. Reigning Australian Champion Jason Doyle qualified for the final but was outed in a crash in the first turn in which he suffered neck, a fully conscious Doyle was transported to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for observation.
The plan was rejected by the AFL, prior to the start of the 2016 AFL season the seats in the Medallion Club were replaced. The old seats in the Medallion Club section were relocated to areas in the ground. On 7 October 2016, the AFL Commission announced that the league had acquired ownership of the stadium. On 16 August 2000, the first indoor One Day International was held when the Australian cricket team played South Africa in the Super Challenge, the following table summarises the ODI centuries scored at Docklands. Events that have held at the Docklands Stadium include concerts by many famous artists
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne Cricket Ground, known simply as The G, is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Victoria. The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by the Richmond railway station, and it is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. Since it was built in 1853, the MCG has been in a state of almost constant renewal and it served as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and two Cricket World Cups,1992 and 2015. The annual Boxing Day Test is one of the MCGs most popular events, the stadium fills to capacity for the AFL Grand Final. Concerts and other events are held at the venue. The MCG is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and was included on the Australian National Heritage List in 2005, journalist Greg Baum called it a shrine, a citadel, a landmark, a totem that symbolises Melbourne to the world. Founded in November 1838 the Melbourne Cricket Club selected the current MCG site in 1853 after previously playing at several grounds around Melbourne, the club’s first game was against a military team at the Old Mint site, at the corner of William and Latrobe Streets.
The area was subject to flooding, forcing the club to move again and it was not long before the club was forced out again, this time because of the expansion of the railway. The South Melbourne ground was in the path of Victoria’s first steam railway line from Melbourne to Sandridge and this last option, which is now Yarra Park, had been used by Aborigines until 1835. Between 1835 and 1853 it was an agistment area for colonial troopers’ horses, in 1850 it was part of a 200-acre stretch set aside for public recreation extending from Governor La Trobe’s Jolimont Estate to the Yarra River. By 1853 it had become a busy promenade for Melbourne residents, an MCC sub-committee chose the Richmond Park option because it was level enough for cricket but sloped enough to prevent inundation. That ground was located where the Richmond, or outer, end of the current MCG is now, at the same time the Richmond Cricket Club was given occupancy rights to six acres for another cricket ground on the eastern side of the Government Paddock.
At the time of the grant the Government stipulated that the ground was to be used for cricket and cricket only. This condition remained until 1933 when the State Government allowed the MCG’s uses to be broadened to other purposes when not being used for cricket. In 1863 a corridor of land running diagonally across Yarra Park was granted to the Hobson’s Bay Railway, the area closest to the river was developed for sporting purposes in years including Olympic venues in 1956. The first grandstand at the MCG was the original wooden stand built in 1854. It was during this tour that the MCG hosted the worlds first Test match, in 1881 the original members stand was sold to the Richmond Cricket Club for £55. A new brick stand, considered at the time to be the world’s finest cricket facility, was built in its place, the foundation stone was laid by Prince George of Wales and Prince Albert Victor on 4 July and the stand opened in December that year
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the worlds sixth-largest country by total area, the neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea and East Timor to the north, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east, and New Zealand to the south-east. Australias capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney, for about 50,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages classifiable into roughly 250 groups. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored, on 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states.
The population of 24 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard, Australia has the worlds 13th-largest economy and ninth-highest per capita income. With the second-highest human development index globally, the country highly in quality of life, education, economic freedom. The name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis a name used for putative lands in the southern hemisphere since ancient times, the Dutch adjectival form Australische was used in a Dutch book in Batavia in 1638, to refer to the newly discovered lands to the south. On 12 December 1817, Macquarie recommended to the Colonial Office that it be formally adopted, in 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known officially as Australia. The first official published use of the term Australia came with the 1830 publication of The Australia Directory and these first inhabitants may have been ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. The Torres Strait Islanders, ethnically Melanesian, were originally horticulturists, the northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited sporadically by fishermen from Maritime Southeast Asia.
The first recorded European sighting of the Australian mainland, and the first recorded European landfall on the Australian continent, are attributed to the Dutch. The first ship and crew to chart the Australian coast and meet with Aboriginal people was the Duyfken captained by Dutch navigator, Willem Janszoon. He sighted the coast of Cape York Peninsula in early 1606, the Dutch charted the whole of the western and northern coastlines and named the island continent New Holland during the 17th century, but made no attempt at settlement. William Dampier, an English explorer and privateer, landed on the north-west coast of New Holland in 1688, in 1770, James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast, which he named New South Wales and claimed for Great Britain. The first settlement led to the foundation of Sydney, and the exploration, a British settlement was established in Van Diemens Land, now known as Tasmania, in 1803, and it became a separate colony in 1825. The United Kingdom formally claimed the part of Western Australia in 1828.
Separate colonies were carved from parts of New South Wales, South Australia in 1836, Victoria in 1851, the Northern Territory was founded in 1911 when it was excised from South Australia
Bellerive Oval is a cricket and Australian rules football ground located in Bellerive, a suburb on the eastern shore of Hobart, Tasmania. It is the venue in Tasmania which hosts international cricket matches. The stadium has undergone significant redevelopment to accommodate such events and cricket first started being played in the area where Bellerive Oval is now in the mid-to-late 19th century. In 1884 the first football match on record from the area was played between Carlton and Bellerive, in 1913 the piece of land located between the now Beach and Derwent streets was sold to the Clarence council. One year later, the new Bellerive recreation ground was ready for use, the ground barely changed from until the mid-1980s. During this time the ground had a hump in the centre of the ground making only the top half of players visible from the side of the ground. There was a shed for players located where the pavilion now stands. The police booth sat, until recently, in the north-east corner of the oval. A concrete cricket pitch served for local teams until the 1956/57 season.
In 1948 The Clarence Football Club, a tenant of the ground, applied to join the Tasmanian Football League, some minor upgrades were made in the 1960s, clubrooms were built in 1961, and in 1963 a small grandstand and a new PA system were installed. In 1977, Tasmania gained admission into the Sheffield Shield and a plan was put in place by the TCA to move from its headquarters at the TCA Ground on the Domain to a new oval, Bellerive Oval was chosen ahead of KGV Oval and North Hobart Oval. The newly refurbished ground was opened in 1986 for a TFL Statewide League roster match between Clarence and Hobart, which was won by Clarence before a crowd of 3,562. Significant damage to the newly laid turf resulted in the scheduling of no more matches for that season. The move was made in 1987 under TCA Chairman Denis Rogers, in time for its first international match—between Sri Lanka and New Zealand—on 12 January 1988, the first Test match in Tasmania was played at Bellerive from the 16–20 December 1989, between Australia and Sri Lanka.
Shortly afterwards, the new scoreboard and Northern Stand were erected. In 2007, the saw the Tasmanian Tigers win the states first Pura Cup. The oval became the first top-class cricket facility in Australia to sign a naming-rights sponsor in October 2011, an agreement with Blundstone Footwear attached the name Blundstone Arena, which was temporarily discontinued during the grounds use in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. In 1999, the Federal Government announced that it would contribute $5 million to upgrade Bellerive, the TCA added $10 million, on loan from the state government, and the Clarence City Council $1 million, enabling a $16 million upgrade