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Western Australian Cricket Association

The Western Australian Cricket Association (known as the WACA) is the governing body for cricket in Western Australia.

Western Australian Cricket Association
Western Australian Cricket Association logo.jpg
Formation1885
Legal statusIncorporated association
HeadquartersWACA Ground
Location
Coordinates31°57′32″S 115°52′47″E / 31.959008°S 115.879669°E / -31.959008; 115.879669
Region served
Western Australia
President
Hon Dr Ken Michael AC
AffiliationsCricket Australia
Websitewaca.com.au

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HistoryEdit

The WACA was formed on 5 November 1885. In 1893 the association opened the WACA Ground.[1][2]

Elite cricketEdit

The WACA is responsible for managing Western Australia's first-class cricket team, the Western Warriors, as well as the Western Fury in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and Women’s T20 (WT20).

In the Big Bash League, the WACA is represented by the Perth Scorchers.

CompetitionsEdit

The WACA is responsible for administering Western Australian Grade Cricket.[3]

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. The first match in 1990 drew a crowd of 12,000 to watch the hosts 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 AssociationEdit

The current President of the WACA is former Governor of Western Australia, the Honourable Dr Ken Michael AC.[4]

The current Chief Executive Officer is Christina Matthews.[5]

Current WACA BoardEdit

  • Chairman & President - The Honourable Dr Ken Michael AC
  • Vice President - The Honourable Terry Waldron
  • Deputy Chairman & Member Appointed By The Board - Dr Vanessa Guthrie
  • Members Representatives - Michael Veletta, Darren Wates, Eva Skira, Tom Percy QC
  • WA District Cricket Council (Inc.) Representatives - Mark Calverley, Christian Bauer
  • Statewide Cricket Committee Representatives - Avril Fahey, Peter Silinger
  • Member Appointed By The Board - David Bailey

AffiliationsEdit

The WACA is affiliated with Cricket Australia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WACA History". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  2. ^ "WACA Historic Timeline". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  3. ^ "Club Cricket Council (CCC)". Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  4. ^ "WACA Board". waca.com.au. Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Christina Matthews named new WACA chief executive officer". PerthNow. 12 December 2011.