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
10:39, Fri Dec 09, 2016 (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 India - Jan 12, 2016 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

2016
Sat Dec 17 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
21:00 EST | 20:00 CST | 18:00 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Brisbane Heat Women
Sun Dec 18 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
21:00 EST | 20:00 CST | 18:00 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Brisbane Heat Women
Fri Dec 23 (20 ovs)          
18:15 local | 10:15 GMT
05:15 EST | 04:15 CST | 02:15 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers
2017
Sun Jan 1 (20 ovs)          
18:15 local | 10:15 GMT
05:15 EST | 04:15 CST | 02:15 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder
Thu Jan 5 (20 ovs)          
16:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat
Sat Jan 14 (20 ovs)
14:35 local | 06:35 GMT
01:35 EST | 00:35 CST | 22:35 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Adelaide Strikers Women
Sat Jan 14 (20 ovs)          
18:15 local | 10:15 GMT
05:15 EST | 04:15 CST | 02:15 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars
Thu Jan 19 (50 ovs)          
11:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
3rd ODI - Australia v Pakistan
Sat Feb 25 - Tue Feb 28
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Victoria
Thu Mar 16 - Sun Mar 19
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v New South Wales
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Latest Photos

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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A view of the WACA on the first day of Australia's Test summer, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 1st day, November 3, 2016
A view of the WACA on the first day of Australia's Test summer
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Scorchers Wm v Heat Wmn at Perth
Dec 17, 2016 (10:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 21:00 EST -1d | 20:00 CST -1d | 18:00 PST -1d)
Scorchers Wm v Heat Wmn at Perth
Dec 18, 2016 (10:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 21:00 EST -1d | 20:00 CST -1d | 18:00 PST -1d)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 23, 2016 (18:15 local | 10:15 GMT | 05:15 EST | 04:15 CST | 02:15 PST)
Scorchers v Syd Thunder at Perth
Jan 1, 2017 (18:15 local | 10:15 GMT | 05:15 EST | 04:15 CST | 02:15 PST)
Scorchers v Heat at Perth
Jan 5, 2017 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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