Guide To The Ashes 2010 – Perth The Waca Cricket Ground-t420s

Australian fast bowler Merv Hughes took an unusual hat-trick at the ground in 1988 against the West Indies, his three victims being spread over two innings, three different overs and more than 24 hours. In 2000 Glenn McGrath completed a more conventional hat-trick, also against the West Indies, and passed 300 Test wickets in the process. Three years later, Australian Matthew Hayden stuck up for the batsmen as he flayed the Zimbabwean bowlers to make 380, breaking Brian Lara’s Test record of most runs in an innings, although Lara reclaimed the record shortly afterwards. The WACA has a reputation for being a hard, fast wicket as the former England batsman David Lloyd can testify. On his Ashes debut in 1974 Lloyd had his protective box smashed by the Australian quick bowler Jeff Thomson and has used the story as part of his after-dinner speaking routine ever since. The pitch is hard and bouncy because of the intense Western Australian heat that can get up to 40 degrees, which is only eased, for the players and fans, by the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ a cooling breeze which rises up in the mid-afternoon. The museum is open on match days featuring the great names of Western Australian cricket with entrance costing just $5. The ground has been used for Australian Rules football, rugby league and concerts but many of these activities have since moved to the larger Subiaco Oval which is 3 km (2 miles) to the west of the centre of Perth. MATTER OF FACT Ground: Western Australia Cricket Association Ground Capacity: 22,000 (24,000 with temporary stands) Located: East Perth, Australia Address: Nelson Crescent, East Perth, WA 6004 Telephone: +61 8 9265 7222 Stands: Lillee Marsh, Inverarity, Prindiville First Test: Australia v England 11-16 December 1970 First ODI: India v New Zealand 9 December 1980 First Twenty20: Australia v New Zealand 11 December 2007 Tests played: 37 Australia: Won 21, lost 9, drawn 7 Highest team total: 735-6 dec (Aus v Zim 2003) Lowest team total: 62 (Pak v Aus 1981) Highest individual total: 380 ML Hayden (for Aus v Zim 2003) Highest partnership: 327 (JL Langer & RT Ponting, 5th wicket for Aus v Pak 1999) Best bowling: 8-24 GD McGrath (for Aus v Pak 2004) ODIs played: 63 Australia: Won 18, lost 15, tied 1, (neutral 29) Highest team total: 343-5 (Aus v NZ 2007) Lowest team total: 91 (Aus v WI 1987) Highest individual total: 144 not out DR Martyn (for Aus v Zim 2001) Highest partnership: 200 (ML Hayden & RT Ponting, 2nd wicket for Aus v NZ 2007) Best bowling: 5-15 RJ Shastri (for Ind v Aus 1991) All information has been taken from A Fan’s Guide to World Cricket About the Author: New Holland is a publishing house dedicated to the highest editorial and design standards. Our publishing programme also features the cream of new illustrated books from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. New Holland publishes books on: Natural History, Travel, Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, Craft and Hobbies, Home and Garden, Reference, Sport and Adventure, Cadogan Guides, and Humour and Gifts. www.newhollandpublishers.com Article Published On: http://www.articlesnatch.com – Sports-and-Recreation 相关的主题文章: