More than 150 people came together to celebrate the major milestones cricket in WA reached last summer and preview the exciting and unique season ahead.

WACA CEO Christina Matthews opened the Launch by recognising the extensive work the organisation has carried out over the past months to ensure its well-positioned to continue to grow the game at all levels and deliver a compelling schedule for Members and fans.

“In difficult times, the WACA is well-prepared to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities the season may present, Ms Matthews said.

“We’ve set strong foundations for the business to ensure we can continue to build on the great momentum generated from our recent success at both the elite and grassroots levels.

“Our WA Men’s and Women’s teams have been training hard and are excited for the season to get underway, having won both the Marsh and Ruth Preddy Cups in their respective 50-over domestic competitions last season.

“While our Scorchers teams will be pushing to make finals, each having a strong core group of players to lead the way.

“It’s a truly exciting time for the WACA Ground and the future of our great game, as we press forward with our plans to transform the venue into a community and sporting hub after the State and Federal Governments committed significant funding towards our WACA Ground Improvement Project.

“We are also well into delivering our Play Cricket campaign with community club registrations now open, as we look to build on last season’s incredible growth in registered participation, particularly in women and girls’ cricket.”

Guests also heard from WA Head Coaches Adam Voges and Becky Grundy on how their teams are shaping up ahead of a summer like no other.

“The upcoming season will definitely be a unique experience for all involved, and the most important thing we can do as an organisation is be flexible and agile as the schedule continues to evolve,” Ms Matthews said.

“We thank our incredible Members and fans, commercial and government partners and the broader cricket community for their continued support and look forward to what the season holds for WA Cricket.”