Women’s Ashes at the WACA

Pristine WACA scoreboard.
Pristine WACA scoreboard.

It turned out to be the perfect day to photograph the WACA scoreboard. Day three of the Women’s Ashes Series Test match. No ads and the match-changing partnership between Jennifer Gunn and Charlotte Edwards was taking shape. Actually the match changed quite often – the only constants were pitiful top order batting from Australia, fine fast bowling from both teams and Ellyse Perry.


Perry top scored for Australia in each innings and took eight wickets for the game to be player-of-the-match. Asked about Perry’s performance after the game captain Jodie Fields praised her all-rounder but added, tellingly perhaps, “It’s a team game.” Maybe Fields was trying to show that the team didn’t rely on Perry when she kept her out of the attack while the Gunn-Edwards partnership grew. Perry dismissed Edwards when she did get a bowl but, as it turned out, it was too late. England won by 61 runs.


The scoreboardpressure bus jagged a nice parking spot, right behind the ABC car and right behind the scoreboard.

The four-day Test is worth six points in the quest for the Ashes. There are three ODIs and three Twenty20s to come – each worth two points. Australia can win back the Ashes.

For more on the WACA and New scoreboard at the WACA.



  1. Maybe the major sponsor thought a pristine scoreboard was a good look and would reflect well on their business.

    There’s been an interesting signage demarcation at the WACA this year. The WA teams are sponsored by a body that reckons alcohol and sports don’t mix. The national (men’s) team promotes beer. The beer sign on the scoreboard was painted over straight after the December Test.

    When I’m rich I’m going to sponsor sporting teams by paying for silence at breaks.

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