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
03:07, Wed Aug 05, 2015 (UTC +0800)
W.A.C.A. Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 11-16, 1970 Scorecard
Australia v England - Dec 13-17, 2013 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v New Zealand - Dec 9, 1980 Scorecard
India v West Indies - Mar 6, 2015 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

2015
Fri Oct 9 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
22:00 EDT | 21:00 CDT | 19:00 PDT
Women's National Cricket League
Western Australia Women v New South Wales Women
Sat Oct 10 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
22:00 EDT | 21:00 CDT | 19:00 PDT
Women's National Cricket League
New South Wales Women v South Australia Women
Sun Oct 11 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
22:00 EDT | 21:00 CDT | 19:00 PDT
Women's National Cricket League
Western Australia Women v South Australia Women
Mon Oct 19 - Thu Oct 22
Futures League
Western Australia Under-23s v Victoria Under-23s
Fri Nov 13 - Tue Nov 17
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
2nd Test - Australia v New Zealand
Fri Nov 27 - Mon Nov 30
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Victoria
Sun Dec 6 - Wed Dec 9
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Tasmania
Sun Dec 13 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Brisbane Heat Women v Perth Scorchers Women
Mon Dec 21 (20 ovs)
16:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers
Sat Dec 26 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Melbourne Stars Women v Perth Scorchers Women
Sat 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 Brisbane Heat
Sun Dec 27 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Melbourne Stars Women
Sun Dec 27 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Sydney Thunder Women
Mon Dec 28 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Sydney Thunder Women v Perth Scorchers Women
2016
Sat Jan 2 (20 ovs)          
18:15 local | 10:15 GMT
05:15 EST | 04:15 CST | 02:15 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers
Tue Jan 12 (50 ovs)
11:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
1st ODI - Australia v India
Sat Jan 16 (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
Sun Feb 14 - Wed Feb 17
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v New South Wales
Thu Feb 25 - Sun Feb 28
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v Queensland
Sat Mar 5 - Tue Mar 8
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v South Australia
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Latest Photos

A glimpse at life inside the WACA scoreboard, Perth, March 2, 2014
A glimpse at life inside the WACA scoreboard
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The WACA bathed in sunlight
The WACA bathed in sunlight
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A general view of the pitch before start of play on the fifth day, Australia v England, Test, Perth, 5th day, December 17, 2013
A general view of the pitch before start of play on the fifth day
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A general view of the WACA, Australia v England, Test, Perth, 4th day, December 16, 2013
A general view of the WACA
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
WA Women v NSW Women at Perth
Oct 9, 2015 (10:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 22:00 EDT -1d | 21:00 CDT -1d | 19:00 PDT -1d)
NSW Women v SAust Women at Perth
Oct 10, 2015 (10:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 22:00 EDT -1d | 21:00 CDT -1d | 19:00 PDT -1d)
WA Women v SAust Women at Perth
Oct 11, 2015 (10:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 22:00 EDT -1d | 21:00 CDT -1d | 19:00 PDT -1d)
WA U23s v Vic U23s at Perth
Oct 19-22, 2015
2nd Test: Australia v New Zealand at Perth
Nov 13-17, 2015 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 21:30 EST -1d | 20:30 CST -1d | 18:30 PST -1d)
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