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
03:10, Sat Jun 23, 2018 (UTC +0800)
W.A.C.A. Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 11-16, 1970 Scorecard
Australia v England - Dec 14-18, 2017 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

2018
Tue Sep 18 (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
Thu Sep 20 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
JLT One-Day Cup
New South Wales v South Australia
Sat Sep 22 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
JLT One-Day Cup
Western Australia v South Australia
Tue Oct 16 - Fri Oct 19
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Victoria
Thu Oct 25 - Sun Oct 28
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Tasmania
Mon Nov 12 - Thu Nov 15
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Futures League
Western Australia Under-23s v New South Wales Under-23s
2019
Fri Feb 22 (50 ovs)
1st ODI - Australia Women v New Zealand Women
Sun Mar 3 - Wed Mar 6
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v South Australia
Mon Mar 11 - Thu Mar 14
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT
Futures League
Western Australia Under-23s v South Australia Under-23s
Wed Mar 20 - Sat Mar 23
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Queensland
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Latest Photos

A general view of the WACA, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day, December 15, 2017
A general view of the WACA
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The WACA is set to host England in a Test for this last time, Western Australia XI v England, tour match, 1st day, Perth, November 4 2017
The WACA is set to host England in a Test for this last time
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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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