Western Australia Cricket Association Ground
1893
Western Australian Cricket Association, owners of the ground
18,000
149.0m long, 139.0m wide
Yes, since 1986
Members End, Prindiville Stand End
Western Australia, Western Australia Women
Australian Rules Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Baseball
Matt Page
06:23, Sun Sep 24, 2017 (UTC +0800)
W.A.C.A. Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 11-16, 1970 Scorecard
Australia v South Africa - Nov 3-7, 2016 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v New Zealand - Dec 9, 1980 Scorecard
Australia v Pakistan - Jan 19, 2017 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v New Zealand - Dec 11, 2007 Scorecard
Australia v Sri Lanka - Oct 31, 2010 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association Ground), which is built on old swamp land, has been the home to many sports, including AFL, rugby (both codes) and soccer, but its real fame is as a cricket ground. Although it was first used in 1890, transport problems meant it was not part of Australia's main cricket community. The arduous trip from the east was eased a little with the building of a railway, but the journey still took several days. It was only with the introduction of scheduled flights that Perth become truly accessible.

The WACA staged its first Test in 1970-71 and soon established a reputation for being a fast and hard track, and that continued until the last couple of years when the surface flattened out. The often intense Perth heat is famously eased in the afternoon by the Fremantle Doctor, a breeze which sweeps in along the Swan River.

The future of the WACA has been increasingly under the spotlight and despite investment in the spectator accommodation, the switch of AFL to the nearby purpose-built Subiaco Oval [capacity 43,000] has led to serious financial issues and the WACA has struggled to pay its way.

In 2002, the ground was redeveloped and its capacity reduced to make it more economical. Features included building a new small grandstand and players' pavilion, reducing the size of the playing arena, and replacing seats with grass hills on each side and replacing all the seats with new ones. As a result, the permanent capacity of the stadium is 22,000 with the use of temporary stands used for all major events to boost it to 24,500.
Martin Williamson December 2006

Fixtures

2017
Fri Sep 29 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
JLT One-Day Cup
Western Australia v New South Wales
Sun Oct 1 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
22:00 EDT | 21:00 CDT | 19:00 PDT
JLT One-Day Cup
Western Australia v Victoria
Mon Oct 2 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
22:00 EDT | 21:00 CDT | 19:00 PDT
JLT One-Day Cup
New South Wales v Tasmania
Wed Oct 4 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
22:00 EDT | 21:00 CDT | 19:00 PDT
JLT One-Day Cup
Tasmania v Victoria
Sat Oct 7 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
JLT One-Day Cup
Western Australia v Tasmania
Thu Oct 26 - Sun Oct 29          
14:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Tasmania
Mon Nov 13 - Thu Nov 16
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v South Australia
Fri Nov 24 - Mon Nov 27
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Queensland
Thu Dec 14 - Mon Dec 18
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
3rd Test - Australia v England
Tue Dec 26 (20 ovs)
11:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Melbourne Stars Women
Tue Dec 26 (20 ovs)
16:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars
Wed Dec 27 (20 ovs)
11:30 local | 03:30 GMT
22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Melbourne Stars Women v Perth Scorchers Women
2018
Mon Jan 1 (20 ovs)
18:20 local | 10:20 GMT
05:20 EST | 04:20 CST | 02:20 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers
Mon Jan 8 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 05:30 GMT
00:30 EST | 23:30 CST | 21:30 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Sydney Thunder Women
Mon Jan 8 (20 ovs)
18:20 local | 10:20 GMT
05:20 EST | 04:20 CST | 02:20 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades
Sat Jan 20 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 05:30 GMT
00:30 EST | 23:30 CST | 21:30 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women
Sat Jan 20 (20 ovs)
18:20 local | 10:20 GMT
05:20 EST | 04:20 CST | 02:20 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes
Thu Jan 25 (20 ovs)
16:40 local | 08:40 GMT
03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers
Thu Feb 8 - Sun Feb 11
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v New South Wales
Sat Feb 24 - Tue Feb 27
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Victoria
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Latest Photos

A magnificent view of the WACA, Western Australia v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield 2016-17, 3rd day, Perth, March 18, 2017
A magnificent view of the WACA
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Mitchell Marsh and Usman Khawaja ahead of the final day's play, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day, November 7, 2016
Mitchell Marsh and Usman Khawaja ahead of the final day's play
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The crack on the WACA pitch, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day, November 7, 2016
The crack on the WACA pitch
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Scenes from a see-saw day, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day, November 4, 2016
Scenes from a see-saw day at the WACA
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