Following the success of last year, the JLT Domestic One Day Cup will return to the west in 2017, with five matches of the competition to be played at the WACA Ground, including three matches featuring the Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors on 29 September, 1 October and 7 October. The competition then moves on to Sydney before finals at Blundstone Arena in Tasmania on 19 and 21 October.
The Alcohol.Think Again Western Fury will head to Adelaide for their opening two matches in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) on 6 and 7 October, before returning to Perth to host the NSW Breakers and ACT Meteors on 25 and 27 November. The Fury’s WNCL campaign concludes in Queensland on 17 and 18 February 2018 before the final on 24 February.
In the JLT Sheffield Shield, the Warriors will host Tasmania in a day-night fixture for the opening round of the competition from 26 October, with matches between South Australia (13-16 November) and Queensland (24-27 November) also to be played at the WACA Ground before the competition breaks for the KFC Big Bash League.
When the competition resumes, the Warriors will host two further matches against New South Wales (8-11 February, 2018) and Victoria (24-27 February) before the Shield final on 23-27 March.
WACA CEO Christina Matthews said the decision to host three of the JLT Domestic One Day Cup Matches in Perth and to feature the WACA Ground in the opening round of the JLT Sheffield Shield shows the success of competitions like this in the state.
"The return of the JLT Domestic One Day Cup to the WACA Ground is a major boost for our Members and Western Australian cricket fans,” Ms Matthews said.
"Two of the Warriors’ matches will be day-night matches starting at 2pm, which we hope will be popular with cricket enthusiasts who wish to make a night of the matches.
"We're also pleased with the balance of the Shield fixtures and are excited to host three of the first four matches at the WACA Ground.”