FAST FACTS:

• Domestic summer to open with tournament-style JLT One-Day Cup from 16 September-10 October with three matches to be held at the WACA Ground, two involving WA.

• JLT One-Day Cup matches held at the WACA Ground will be broadcast on FOX SPORTS.

• Women’s National Cricket League to be played in same carnival-style format across three weekends starting on 21 September.

• Optus Stadium to host first Shield match ahead of inaugural Test match at the venue in November.

• Three men’s and two women’s CA XI fixtures to pit Australia’s emerging cricketers against International opposition.

 

 

The JLT One-Day Cup will open the summer with the Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors facing the New South Wales Blues in the first of three matches at the WACA Ground on 18 September.

 

All One-Day Cup matches held at the WACA Ground will be day-nighters, starting at 2pm and will be broadcast on FOX SPORTS.

 

A men’s CA XI will not feature in this year’s JLT One-Day Cup, reverting to a six-team competition, however the side will take part in three tour matches against South Africa, India and Sri Lanka this summer.

 

The Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) will take a similar structure to last summer, with each state to play six matches across three weekends.

 

The first round for the Alcohol.Think Again Western Fury will see them go head-to-head with Victoria at Murdoch University on 21 September.

 

Beginning on 8 October, this year’s Toyota Futures League competition will be a mixture of red and white ball cricket with a Twenty20 component added to the traditional four-day format.

 

The JLT Sheffield Shield will see the Warriors take on Victoria in Round 1 at the WACA Ground starting 16 October. WA will play six games before breaking for BBL|08 and another four in the second half of the season.

 

One of WA’s five home games will be held at Optus Stadium, starting 7 November, in preparation for the inaugural Test match later that month.

WACA General Manger - High Performance Ben Oliver said:

 

“Hosting a Sheffield Shield game at Optus Stadium is a great opportunity for our players, members and fans. It’s a world-class venue and it’ll be exciting to play the first four-day match there.

 

“The One-Day Cup fixtures worked really well for us last season with the Warriors claiming the title, so we’re happy to have a similar format again including the opportunity to start well at the WACA Ground.

 

“It is also great to have the Fury’s opening weekend in Perth at Murdoch University. The team performed strongly last season, only just missing out in the final, so the chance to build on this with early home games is really beneficial.”

All JLT One-Day Cup, JLT Sheffield Shield matches and the WNCL final will also be streamed on cricket.com.au and the CA Live App.

 

For more information about the 2018-19 domestic fixtures, visit www.waca.com.au/fixtures