Western Warriors

Infobox cricket team
county=Western Australia


oneday=Western Warriors
coach=flagicon|Australia Tom Moody
captain=flagicon|Australia Marcus North
founded=1851
ground=WACA Ground
capacity=20,000
fcdebutvs=South Australia
fcdebutyr=1893
fcdebutvenue=Adelaide Oval
pura=15
frcwins=11
website= [http://www.waca.com.au Western Warriors]
The Western Warriors (referred to as Retravison Warriors for sponsorship reasons) are an Australian first class cricket team based in Perth, Western Australia. Its home ground is the WACA Ground.

The team represents the state of Western Australia in the Australian first class competition - the Sheffield Shield (formerly known as the "Pura Cup"), the limited overs Ford Ranger Cup and the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash.

For the 2007/08 season, The Warriors were captained by Marcus North, who took over from Justin Langer. He had experience captaining the side during the 2006/-7 season whilst Langer was away with the National Side. Adam Voges is North's vice-captain. Other notable members of the squad are Adam Gilchrist, Adam Voges, Ben Edmondson, Brad Hogg, Brett Dorey, Chris Rogers, Luke Ronchi, Sean Ervine, Shaun Marsh and Steve Magoffin.

On 14 May 2007, the WACA announced the appointment of Tom Moody as Warriors manager and head coach for the next three years. Trevor Penney, England's fielding coach during the 2005 Ashes series and assistant to Moody in Sri Lanka will join as Moody's assistant coach. [cite news | url = http://www.waca.com.au/latestnews/news-detail.asp?ID=750 | title = Moody returns home to coach Retravision Warriors | date = 2007-05-14 | accessdate = 2007-05-14]

The previous coach and cricket manager was Wayne Clark.

A number of cricketers have left their mark in the Australian cricket team whilst playing for Western Australia including: Dennis Lillee, Adam Gilchrist, Kim Hughes, John Inverarity, Brendon Julian, Simon Katich, Justin Langer, Terry Alderman, Geoff Marsh, Rod Marsh, Damien Martyn, Bob Massie, Tom Moody, Mike Hussey, Bob Simpson and Graeme Wood. Hughes, Geoff Marsh, Gilchrist and Hussey have all captained the national team whilst playing for WA.

History

Since joining the Sheffield Shield in 1947/48, Western Australia has won the competition 15 times, second only to New South Wales. In the one-day Ford Ranger Cup competition, the team leads the winners table comfortably with 11 wins followed by New South Wales with 8 wins.

In 1994, WACA Chief Executive Officer Chris Smith commissioned a survey of schoolchildren into the comparative popularity and recognition of state cricketers compared with AFL stars of the West Coast Eagles and basketballers from the Perth Wildcats. 90% recognised AFL names, 75% recognised basketballers, but only 30% recognised state cricketer's names. Smith embarked on a concerted campaign to improve the penetration of cricket into the school system as well as marketing the team more widely. As part of the marketing strategy, the Western Warriors brand was launched officially for the start of the 1996-97 season, following the similar launch of the 'Queensland Bulls' a couple of years earlier.cite book|author=Barker A.J.|year=1997|title=The WACA: An Australian Cricket Success Story|publisher=Allen & Unwin, St. Leonard|pages=p. 315-6]

Current squad

The Western Warriors playing squad for the 2007/08 season is: [cite web | url = http://www.waca.com.au/cricket/warriors/warriors.asp | title = Retravision Warriors Squad 2007-2008 | date = 7/9/07 | accessdate = 2007-07-09]

Previous Pura Cup Captains

*1947-48 - Keith Carmody
*1948-49 - Keith Carmody
*1949-50 - Keith Carmody
*1950-51 - Keith Carmody
*1951-52 - Keith Carmody
*1952-53 - Wally Langdon
*1953-54 - Keith Carmody
*1954-55 - Keith Carmody
*1955-56 - Keith Carmody
*1956-57 - Ken Meuleman
*1957-58 - Ken Meuleman
*1958-59 - Ken Meuleman & Jack Rutherford
*1959-60 - Ken Meuleman
*1960-61 - Bob Simpson, Ken Meuleman & Laurie Sawle
*1961-62 - Barry Shepherd
*1962-63 - Barry Shepherd & Murray Vernon
*1963-64 - Barry Shepherd, Graham McKenzie & Tony Lock
*1964-65 - Barry Shepherd
*1965-66 - Barry Shepherd
*1966-67 - Murray Vernon
*1967-68 - Tony Lock
*1968-69 - Tony Lock
*1969-70 - Tony Lock & John Inverarity
*1970-71 - Tony Lock
*1971-72 - John Inverarity & Ian Brayshaw
*1972-73 - John Inverarity & Ian Brayshaw
*1973-74 - John Inverarity
*1974-75 - John Inverarity
*1975-76 - Rod Marsh
*1976-77 - Rod Marsh & Ian Brayshaw
*1977-78 - John Inverarity
*1978-79 - John Inverarity & Ric Charlesworth
*1979-80 - Rod Marsh, Ric Charlesworth & Tony Mann
*1980-81 - Kim Hughes & Ken McEwan
*1981-82 - Kim Hughes & Craig Serjeant
*1982-83 - Kim Hughes, Bruce Laird & Craig Serjeant
*1983-84 - Kim Hughes, Greg Shipperd, Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh
*1984-85 - Kim Hughes & Greg Shipperd
*1985-86 - Graeme Wood
*1986-87 - Graeme Wood
*1987-88 - Graeme Wood
*1988-89 - Graeme Wood, Mike Veletta & Terry Alderman
*1989-90 - Graeme Wood & Wayne Andrews
*1990-91 - Geoff Marsh & Wayne Andrews
*1991-92 - Geoff Marsh & Mike Veletta
*1992-93 - Geoff Marsh
*1993-94 - Geoff Marsh
*1994-95 - Damien Martyn & Tom Moody
*1995-96 - Damien Martyn & Tom Moody
*1996-97 - Tom Moody & Adam Gilchrist
*1997-98 - Tom Moody, Brendon Julian & Damien Martyn
*1998-99 - Tom Moody, Adam Gilchrist & Damien Martyn
*1999-2000 - Adam Gilchrist, Brendon Julian, Simon Katich, Justin Langer & Damien Martyn
*2000-01 - Tom Moody & Simon Katich
*2001-02 - Simon Katich, Adam Gilchrist & Justin Langer
*2002-03 - Adam Gilchrist, Justin Langer, Mike Hussey & Jo Angel
*2003-04 - Justin Langer, Mike Hussey & Murray Goodwin
*2004-05 - Justin Langer, Mike Hussey & Marcus North
*2005-06 - Justin Langer, Mike Hussey & Marcus North
*2006-07 - Justin Langer, Mike Hussey & Marcus North
*2007-08 - Marcus North & Adam Voges

See also

*Cricket Australia
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References

External links

* Official Website of the [http://www.waca.com.au/ Western Australian Cricket Association]
* Official Website of [http://www.cricket.com.au/portal/site Cricket Australia]


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