The WACA (pronounced wakka) is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations Events 755 - An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. Note Most of the information here pertains to men's cricket ODI matches are also played in Women's cricket. Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps or BLACKCAPS, played their first Test in 1929-30 against England in Christchurch Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. The Sri Lankan cricket team is a national Cricket team representing Sri Lanka. The Western Warriors (referred to as Retravison Warriors for sponsorship reasons are an Australian first class cricket team based in Perth, Western Australia Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. WACA are the initials of its owners and operators, the Western Australian Cricket Association.
The WACA ground has been the 'home' of cricket in Western Australia since the early 1890s. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the " Mauve Decade" because William Henry Perkin 's aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that The first Test match was played at the ground in 1970. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  The WACA has also been the home ground of the state of Western Australia's domestic cricket team, currently known as the Western Warriors. The Western Warriors (referred to as Retravison Warriors for sponsorship reasons are an Australian first class cricket team based in Perth, Western Australia The women's cricket team known as the Western Fury plays in the Women's National Cricket League. The Western Fury are a first-class cricket team based in Perth Western Australia.
The pitch at the WACA was regarded as one of the quickest and bounciest in the world. A Cricket pitch is the central strip of the Cricket field between the Wickets The pitch is 1 chain or 22 yards (20 These characteristics, in combination with the afternoon sea-breezes which regularly pass the ground (the Fremantle Doctor), have historically made the ground an attractive place for pace and swing bowlers. The Fremantle Doctor, or 'The Freo Doctor' is the Western Australian Vernacular term for the cooling afternoon Sea breeze which occurs during In the sport of Cricket there are two broad categories of bowlers: pace bowlers and spin bowlers Swing bowling is a technique used for bowling in the Sport of Cricket.
Throughout its history, the ground has also been used for a range of activities other than cricket, including Australian rules football, Soccer, Rugby League, International Rules, athletic carnivals and music concerts. Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games International rules football (Peil na rialacha idirnáisiunta also known as inter rules in Australia and compromise rules in Ireland is a hybrid A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. However, recent years have seen many of these activities relocate to other venues, and today the ground is rarely used for sports other than cricket. Membership currently sits at around 7,000.
Mr W. H. Wise, a gardener who come to WA from England in 1880, laid the first turf wicket at the WACA.
An early coloured image of the Association ground in about 1910, looking north, with a large crowd watching a game in progress. Note the the original 1890s stand is evidently packed.
The Western Australian Cricket Association was officially established on November 25, 1885 under the Presidency of JCH James. Events 1034 - Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots dies Donnchad, the Year 1885 ( MDCCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common John Charles Horsey James (born 30 January 1841 in Rome, Italy - died 3 February 1899 in Perth Western Australia In 1893, the WACA ground was officially opened, occupying a site of old swamp land to the east of the city. Year 1893 ( MDCCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Association has freehold title to the ground. Originally the title was for 29 acres (117,000 m²). However, part was sold to the Trotting Association in the early 1920s.
The first match played on the turf wickets took place in February 1894. Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common However, difficulties encountered in transporting teams to Western Australia meant that the ground was not part of Australia's main cricket community for many years. Even with the building of a trans-continental 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 (as it was first known) whereby teams were established on a district basis for competition. The Hon James Gardiner ( 12 June 1861 - 27 October 1928) was treasurer of Western Australia from July 1902 to April 1904 and Year 1897 ( MDCCCXCVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  He also inaugurated Country Week cricket, during which country teams compete against each other.  In 1907, the WACA ground was under threat of being controlled by the Perth City Council to recover debts. Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The City of Perth is a Local Government Area in and around the Central business district of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia Gardiner led the bid to save the ground and secured a government loan.  Further financial difficulties led Gardiner to again raise funds and donations with a cricket match by the Australian XI team in 1912. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting 
In 1895 the first grandstand was built at the WACA Ground, seating 500 people and incorporating dressing rooms, a dining room, bathrooms, members’ rooms and bars. Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year
In 1931 the Farley Stand was opened, named after WJ Farley (Association President 1915-1916 to 1916-17 and Secretary 1917-1918 to 1928-1929). Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In the 1960s the Players Pavilion was built to provide facilities for the players and the WACA administration. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Seating was later added to provide extra seating for the WACA's inaugural Test Match in 1970. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1954 the scoreboard was built, a donation from the North West Murchison Cricket Association. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar)
In 1970 the Inverarity Stand, named after Western Australian, South Australian and Australian player John Inverarity, was opened to celebrate the first Test Match to be played at the WACA. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Robert John Inverarity (born January 31 1944, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia) is a former Test and first-class
From 1984 to 1988 the WACA underwent major renovations, including a complete resurfacing of the ground and the construction of new terracing and seating in the outer. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Also built were the three tiered Prindiville grandstand and two tiered Lillee-Marsh grandstand, which increased the ground's seating capacity. Six large light towers were also installed in 1986 at a cost of $4. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) 2 million, allowing for night time sports such as day-night cricket matches to be played at the ground. An icon of the WACA, the floodlights are 70 metres high and cost $600 per hour to run.
The WACA facing north, showing the Inverarity Stand (left) and the Prindiville Stant (right)
These redevelopments also made the venue an attractive venue for sports other than cricket, and it was during the late 1980s and early 1990s that the ground saw its greatest use as a multi-sports venue. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 From 1987 to 2000, the ground was used by the West Coast Eagles, and from 1995 by the Fremantle Dockers, both Perth-based AFL teams. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. West Coast Eagles Football Club is an Australian rules football club competing in the Australian Football League. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Fremantle Football Club, unofficially nicknamed The Dockers and known informally as "Freo" is one of 16 teams in the Australian Football League (AFL The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest 72 AFL matches were held at the ground during this time. From 1995 to 1997 the WACA also served as the home ground for the Western Reds rugby league team. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games In the late 1990s the ground played host to the Perth Heat in the former Australian Baseball League. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 The Perth Heat were one of the foundation members of the now defunct Australian Baseball League. The Australian Baseball League ( ABL) was a Baseball league established in 1988 and disbanded in 1999
However, for various reasons these sports moved away from the WACA (in the case of night football, to Subiaco Oval), and as a consequence the WACA was again redeveloped in 2002. Subiaco Oval, known colloquially as Subi, is the highest capacity sports Stadium in Perth, Western Australia. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. This redevelopment resulted in much improved facilities for both players and spectators. The capacity of the ground was reduced to around 20,000 and the dimensions of the playing arena were also decreased by a total of 31 metres at the eastern and western boundaries, meaning Australian rules football can no longer be played at the ground. The use of temporary stands boosts the ground's capacity to 24,500.
On 13 April 2007 the Western Australian Cricket Association announced a $250m redevelopment of the WACA. Events 1111 - Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1204 - The Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The WACA (pronounced wakka) is a sports Stadium in Perth Western Australia. The Australian dollar ( sign: $; code: AUD) is the Currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas The WACA will have its seating capacity increased to 30,000 and will have two residential towers, two office blocks and a retail and entertainment precinct built. The WACA will be developed in partnership with Ascot Capital Limited. A three to four year time frame has been put on the development project, and it is hoped the entire project could be completed in time for the Ashes series in 2011.  
Memorable events at the WACA
- Sir Donald Bradman played at the ground for the first time and attracting a crowd in excess of 20,000 in 1932. Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001 often referred to as The Don, was an Australian Cricketer widely Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar.
- South Australia's Barry Richards compiled 356 against Western Australia in 1970/1971, the 6th highest score in Sheffield Shield history. The Southern Redbacks are an Australian first class cricket team based in Adelaide, South Australia. Barry Anderson Richards (born 21 July 1945 in Durban) to Les and Doreen Richards was one of South Africa 's finest ever Cricketers and
- Australia's Greg Chappell scored 108 on Test debut versus England, batting at 7, on December 13, 1970. Cricket Australia, formerly known as Gregory Stephen Chappell, MBE (born 7 August 1948 in Unley South Australia) is a former cricketer who captained Australia between 1975 and 1977 and then joined the The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. Brian Luckhurst, Ian Redpath and John Edrich also scored centuries in the draw (Scorecard). Brian William Luckhurst ( 5 February 1939 - 1 March 2005) was an English Cricketer who was born in Sittingbourne, Kent Ian Ritchie Redpath (born 11 May 1941 Geelong Victoria) is a former Australian Cricketer who played in 66 Tests and 5 ODIs from 1964 to 1976 John Hugh Edrich MBE (born 21 June 1937 in Blofield, Norfolk)is a former English Cricketer who played for
- In February 1973 the Rolling Stones played a daytime concert at the WACA as part of their Pacific Tour. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973 was a concert tour of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean in January and February 1973 by The Rolling Stones
- Doug Walters hit a century in a session against England in 1974, where he hit Bob Willis for six from the last ball of the day (Scorecard). Kevin Douglas Walters (born 21 December 1945 in Dungog New South Wales, known as Doug Walters, is a former Australian cricketer Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Robert ("Bob" George Dylan Willis (born in Sunderland 30 May 1949) is a former Cricketer who played for Surrey,
- The "miracle match" in 1976/1977 (semi final of the Gillette Cup domestic one day competition), in which Western Australia were bowled out by Queensland for 77, only to then restrict Queensland to 62. WA then narrowly won the final against Victoria.
- Australian batsman Tony Mann scored 108 against India as nightwatchman in 1977/1978. Anthony Longford Mann (born November 8, 1945, Middle Swan Western Australia) is a former Australian Cricketer who played in 4 The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. In the sport of Cricket, a nightwatchman is a lower-order Batsman who comes in to bat higher up the order than usual near the end of the day's play This is only one of five centuries by a nightwatchman in Test match cricket (Scorecard).
- Australian Andrew Hilditch was dismissed handled the ball against Pakistan in March 1979. Andrew Mark Jefferson Hilditch (born 20 May 1956 North Adelaide South Australia) is a former Australian Cricketer who played in 18 Tests and Handled the ball is a method of dismissal in the Sport of Cricket. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. Events in March American Red Cross Month Fire Prevention month ( The Philippines) Women's History Month ( United Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Pakistani batsman Sikander Bakht had been Mankaded by Alan Hurst earlier in the same day to end the Pakistan second innings. Sikander Bakht (born August 25, 1957, Karachi, Sind) is a former Pakistani Cricketer who played in 26 Tests For the term run out, used in equestrian sport see Refusal Run out is a method of dismissal in the Sport Alan George Hurst (born 15 July 1950 at Altona Victoria) is a former Australian Cricketer who played in twelve Tests and eight ODIs Whilst at the non-striker's end, Hilditch interrupted a throw from mid-on and passed the ball to the bowler Sarfraz Nawaz, who appealed. Sarfraz Nawaz Malik ( Urdu: سرفراز نواز ملک) (born December 1, 1948, Lahore, Punjab) is a former Strictly speaking, Hilditch had broken the law and the umpire was correct to rule him out. But the appeal was against the spirit of cricket and was viewed as gamesmanship. Gamesmanship is the use of dubious (although not technically illegal methods to win a Game, such as Golf or Snooker. It is the only handled the ball dismissal to occur at the non-striker's end (Scorecard).
- England's only Test win at the ground came during the World Series Cricket split in 1978/1979, when David Gower scored 102. World Series Cricket (WSC was a break away professional Cricket competition staged between 1977 and 1979 and organised by Kerry Packer for his Australian television David Ivon Gower, OBE (born April 1, 1957) is a retired Cricket player and current cricket broadcaster Rodney Hogg took ten wickets for Australia (Scorecard). Rodney Malcolm Hogg (born 5 March 1951 Melbourne) is a former Victorian and Australian Cricketer.
- In December 1979, on the second day of the Test Match between Australia and England, Dennis Lillee emerged onto the field carrying not the traditional willow bat, but a cricket bat made from aluminium, known as a ComBat. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Dennis Keith Lillee, MBE (born 18 July 1949 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a former Australian Cricketer rated as the "outstanding fast Willows, sallows and osiers form the Genus Salix, around 400 species of Deciduous Trees and Shrubs found primarily WikipediaNaming The ComBat was an Aluminium Cricket bat and the subject of an incident that occurred at the WACA cricket ground in Perth in December 1979. After four deliveries and three runs, England captain Mike Brearley complained it was damaging the ball. John Michael Brearley OBE (born in Harrow, Middlesex, on 28 April, 1942) is a former Cricketer who captained the England Play was held up for ten minutes as the umpires persuaded Lillee to change to a piece of willow (Video). In the same match, Ian Botham took 11 for 176, including 6 for 78 and 5 for 98, which were his best figures against Australia (Scorecard). Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE (born 24 November 1955) is a former England Test Cricketer and Test team captain and current
- On 9 December 1980 the first one-day international match was played at the ground, between India and New Zealand, which India won by 5 runs (Scorecard). Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps or BLACKCAPS, played their first Test in 1929-30 against England in Christchurch
- Described as "one of the most undignified incidents in Test history", the clash between Lillee and Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad in 1981, in which Lillee and Miandad collided with each other, after which the bowler turned and kicked Miandad from behind. Mohammad Javed Miandad Khan ( Urdu:) (born June 12, 1957 in Karachi, Pakistan) popularly known as Javed Miandad Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Miandad lifted his bat above his head as if to strike Lillee and Lillee backed off. The umpire Tony Crafter stepped in to separate the two. Anthony Ronald (Tony Crafter, (born 5 December 1940 in Mount Barker South Australia) was an Australian Test cricket match umpire. Lillee was fined and suspended for two matches - (Video, Scorecard).
- Australian bowler Terry Alderman suffered a serious shoulder injury in 1982/1983 while tackling an English ground invader. Terence Michael Alderman (born 12 June 1956 in Subiaco Western Australia, Australia is a former Australian Cricketer. Greg Chappell led his team off the ground for 14 minutes and 26 arrests were made (Scorecard). Gregory Stephen Chappell, MBE (born 7 August 1948 in Unley South Australia) is a former cricketer who captained Australia between 1975 and 1977 and then joined the
- In 1984 the record one day cricket match crowd at WACA Ground of 27,057 was recorded, for the game contested between Australia and the West Indies. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) (Scorecard).
- The Benson & Hedges Perth Challenge, a one-off One Day International tournament, was held in late December 1986 and early January 1987 to help celebrate Australia's defence of the America's Cup yachting competition. The Benson and Hedges Challenge was a One Day International Cricket tournament played at the WACA Ground in Perth Western Australia from Note Most of the information here pertains to men's cricket ODI matches are also played in Women's cricket. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The America’s Cup is the most prestigious Regatta and Match race in the sport of Sailing, and the oldest active Trophy in international Australia, England, Pakistan and the West Indies were the competitors, with England winning the tournament (Scorecards). The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. The West Indian cricket team, also known colloquially as The Windies or The West Indies, is a multi-national Cricket team representing
- Merv Hughes took a hat trick in the Test against the West Indies in 1988/1989, and went on to take 8-87 in the innings. Mervyn Gregory Hughes (born 23 November 1961 Euroa Victoria) is a Australian former Cricket player A hat-trick in Sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts He ended up with 13-217 for the match, the most wickets taken at the ground in a Test match. In the same Test, Australian tail-end batsman Geoff Lawson had his jaw broken by a Curtly Ambrose bouncer (Scorecard). Geoffrey Francis Lawson, OAM (born December 7 1957 in Wagga Wagga New South Wales) is a former Australian Cricketer and the current coach of Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose (born September 21, 1963) nicknamed the 'Little Bird' following on from Joel Garner who was nicknamed "Big Bird"
- New Zealander Mark Greatbatch scored 146 not out off 485 balls against Australia in November 1989. Mark Greatbatch (born on December 11, 1963 in Auckland) was a New Zealand Cricketer He scored more than 2000 runs in his 41 The match was drawn. Greatbatch was at the crease for 14 hours (3 days) to save New Zealand from defeat. He received a standing ovation at the end of the game. Greatbatch’s masterful defensive innings is still considered by many pundits to be one of the greatest cricket centuries ever, under the circumstances (Scorecard).
- Geoff Marsh scored 355* for Western Australia v South Australia in December 1989. Geoffrey Robert Marsh (born 31 December 1958 in Northam, Western Australia) was an Australian Cricketer coach and selector This is the highest ever individual score at the ground by a West Australian. It is also the 28th highest score in first class history, and the 10th highest by an Australian. During this innings Marsh shared a 1st wicket partnership of 431 with Mike Veletta, the highest ever first wicket partnership for Western Australia in interstate cricket. Michael Robert John Veletta (born 30 October 1963 Perth Western Australia) is a former Australian and Western Australian Cricketer.
- Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh put on a record Australian first class partnership of 464*, Western Australia v New South Wales, 1990. Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO (born 2 June 1965 in Canterbury New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer and fraternal twin of Mark Waugh Mark Edward Waugh, AM (born June 2 1965 in Canterbury New South Wales) is a former Australian Cricketer who represented Australia in Test matches
- In 1990/1991, Craig McDermott recorded career-best figures of 8 for 97 against England, and collected 11 victims for the match (Scorecard). Craig John McDermott (born 14 April 1965 in Ipswich Queensland, Australia where he attended the Ipswich Grammar School) was an Australian Cricketer
- On 30 January 1993, Curtly Ambrose had a stunning spell of 7-1 (eventually 7/25) as Australia crashed from 3-85 to 119 all out (Scorecard). Events 1648 - Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster is signed ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar)
- The largest crowd at the WACA of 34,317 attended to see the AFL Preliminary Final between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Football Club, 24th September 1994. West Coast Eagles Football Club is an Australian rules football club competing in the Australian Football League. This article is about the Australian rules club for the Football (soccer club see Melbourne Victory FC.
- Australia's Mark Waugh lofted a delivery from New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori onto the roof of the Lillee-Marsh stand at the southern end of the ground in 1997/1998 (Scorecard). Mark Edward Waugh, AM (born June 2 1965 in Canterbury New South Wales) is a former Australian Cricketer who represented Australia in Test matches The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps or BLACKCAPS, played their first Test in 1929-30 against England in Christchurch Daniel Luca Vettori (born 27 January 1979, Auckland, New Zealand) but brought up in Hamilton attending Marian School and
- In 1999 the Perth Glory played in National Soccer League finals at the WACA. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Perth Glory FC is an association football (soccer club from Perth Western Australia, playing in the A-League. This page is on the former Australian soccer league For the former Canadian league see Canadian National Soccer League.
- The Western Warriors defeated the Queensland Bulls in the final of the 1999/2000 Australian one day domestic competition. The Queensland Bulls are the Brisbane -based Queensland representative Cricket team in Australia's domestic cricket tournaments Sheffield WA batted first and made 301. Queensland then raced to 1/202 in the 30th over, only to collapse to be all out for 256 in the 46th over.
- On December 1, 2000, Australia's Glenn McGrath took a Test hat-trick, dismissing the West Indian batsmen Sherwin Campbell, Brian Lara, and then-captain Jimmy Adams, taking his 300th Test wicket in the process (Lara), after publicly announcing that he would like Lara to be his 300th scalp (Scorecard). Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Glenn Donald McGrath AM (pronounced) (born 9 February 1970 in Dubbo New South Wales) nicknamed "Pigeon" is a former Australian cricket player Sherwin Legay Campbell (born 1 November, 1970, Belleplaine, Saint Andrew, Barbados) is a West Indian Cricketer Brian Charles Lara (born 2 May 1969 ( nicknamed, "The Prince of Port-of-Spain" "The Prince of Trinidad" or simply "The Prince" is a For the article on the racing driver Jimmy Adams see Jimmy Adams (driver.
- The Western Warriors defeated KwaZulu-Natal in the Champions Cup one-day tournament in 2000/2001. KwaZulu-Natal (kwɑːˌzuːluː nəˈtɑːl often referred to as " KZN " is a province of South Africa.
- Shane Warne scored his highest Test score of 99 against New Zealand, 2 December 2001 (Scorecard). Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969 is a former Australian international Cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.
- Australia's Matthew Hayden scored a then Test-record 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003. Matthew Lawrence Hayden (29 October 1971 is an Australian Cricketer. The Zimbabwe Cricket Union is the governing body for the Sport of Cricket in Zimbabwe. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. During the second session of the second day, he and Adam Gilchrist both scored a century in a session. Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971 Nicknamed Gilly or Church, is a retired Australian international Cricketer -->He Australia ended declaring its innings at 735-6, the highest ever compiled at the ground in Tests (Scorecard).
- In 2004, at the age of 34, Glenn McGrath took eight wickets for 24 runs against Pakistan, his best Test bowling figures, the second-best ever by an Australian, and the best ever Test bowling figures at the WACA (Scorecard). "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
- On January 12, 2005, the WACA hosted Australia's first Twenty20 match, played between the Western Warriors and the Victorian Bushrangers. Events 475 - Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Short form cricket is a collective term for several modified forms of the Sport of Cricket, with playing times significantly shorter than more traditional forms of The Victorian Bushrangers is an Australian cricket team based in Melbourne, that represents the state of Victoria. It drew a sellout crowd of 20,700 - the largest seen at the ground for many years.
- Chris Rogers and Marcus North put on a record domestic third wicket partnership of 459, Western Australia v Victoria, October 2006. Christopher John Llewellyn Rogers (born 31 August 1977 in St George New South Wales) is an Australian Cricketer Rogers is a left-handed opening batsman Marcus James North (born 28 July 1979, Pakenham, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian cricket player Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Rogers' score of 279 was the second highest ever by a West Australian, behind the 355* that Geoff Marsh scored at the same ground in December 1989.
- Australian wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist hit the second fastest hundred in Test Match history, off 57 balls, in the 3rd Ashes Test match, December 2006. Cricket wicket keeperjpg|thumb|300px|A wicket-keeper in characteristic position ready to face a delivery Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971 Nicknamed Gilly or Church, is a retired Australian international Cricketer -->He The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations This was just one more ball than the record set by Viv Richards in 1985/1986. Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, (born St John's, Antigua on 7 March 1952 is a former West Indian Cricketer. It eclipsed the previous Australian record of a hundred off 67 balls set by Jack Gregory at Johannesburg in 1921-1922. Jack Morrison Gregory ( August 14 1895, North Sydney, New South Wales - August 7 1973, Bega New South Wales) Johannesburg ( Pronounced /jō-hān'ĭs-bûrg'/ is the largest city in South Africa. Gilchrist did not score a run from seven of his first nine deliveries.
- The WACA hosted its first Twenty20 International match on 11 December 2007. A Twenty20 International ( T20I) is a form of Cricket which is played over 20 overs per side between two national cricket teams Australia defeated New Zealand by 55 runs (Scorecard).
- India defeated Australia by 72 runs to end Australia's record-equaling Test match winning streak of 16 consecutive wins, in January 2008 (Scorecard).
Current WACA Board
- Chairman - D J Williams
- President - D K Lillee
- Vice Presidents - W J Edwards, C A C Fear, G M Wood & J B Gannon
- Honorary Treasurer - A D Rule
- Members Representatives - D H Foster, W D Hill, R M McLean, K J Penter, J Shepherd & D J Williams
- Club Cricket Council Representatives - P L Murphy, I Waite, M A Weinman, J A Worland
The current President of the WACA is former Australian Test Cricketer, Dennis Lillee. The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Dennis Keith Lillee, MBE (born 18 July 1949 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a former Australian Cricketer rated as the "outstanding fast
The current Chief Executive Officer is another former Australian Test Cricketer Graeme Wood. Graeme Malcolm Wood (born 6 November 1956 East Fremantle Western Australia) is a former Australian Cricketer who played in 59 Tests and 83
The Association also hosts a popular annual cricket festival at Lilac Hill in Guildford between a Chairman's XI and the visiting International XI team. Lilac Hill is a picturesque Cricket ground in Western Australia in the Perth suburb of Guildford, where the Swan River wraps itself Guildford, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, was established in 1829 on the Swan River, being sited near a permanent fresh water supply The first match in 1990 drew a crowd of 12,000 to watch the hosts play the England XI. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales.
- ^ The West Australian, 29 October 1928. This is a list of Test cricket grounds. Since the first Cricket Test match in Australia in 1877 96 grounds have hosted Test cricket, the most The West Australian (often simply called The West) is the only locally-edited daily newspaper published in Perth Western Australia, and is owned by
- ^ Western Australian Cricketing Association 1924, Annual Report 1923, Perth.
- ^ a b Barker A. J. (1997). The WACA: An Australian Cricket Success Story. Allen & Unwin, St. Leonard.
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