Game Day Guide: Thunder v Scorchers at Cricket Central


Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers 

Date: 18 November 2023 

Location: Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park 

Tickets: Adults $15 | Kids FREE 


Key Timings 

Gates open: 2:15pm 

Bat Flip: 2:15pm 

First ball: 3:00pm 

Innings break: 4:15pm 

Second Innings: 4:30pm 

Selfies and signatures: end of match approx. 5:45pm 



General Public 

Adults tickets are just $15 and kids under 16 go FREE! Click here to buy now.  

The Membership Marquee will be open for ticket sales on match day. However, patrons are urged to pre-purchase their tickets via the link above. 

Sydney Thunder Members 

Entry is free for all Sydney Thunder members. Simply scan your digital membership card at the gate!*   

The Membership Marquee will be located at the main entrance if members require any assistance. 

Want to Join the Thunder Nation? Click here to check out our membership packages, starting from $28. 

Become a WBBL Thunder Member and get to meet the Head Coach, Lisa Keightley on the day. 

*Digital Member cards will be sent to members via email before the first WBBL home match of the Season. Members that hold a Supporter, 1-2 Game Reserved Seat, or 1-2 game Canberra membership package will need to download their WBBL ticket/s via Account Manager. For assistance, please contact the Membership Team  



Keep an eye out for Thunder staff as you enter the ground. We’ll be handing out the following freebies: 

  • Thunder Flags 
  • Thunder Foam Fingers 
  • HomeWorld Team posters  
  • SIXT 4 & 6 cards (including a 15% discount off your next SIXT rental!) 

Plus be sure to check out the following activities: 

  • Hit for six and pull off classic catches at our INFLATABLES in the Fan Zone for your chance to win prizes  
  • Get your FACE PAINTED for free in the Fan Zone 
  • Get a high five from or a selfie with our MASCOTS Thor and Storm 
  • Catch the Dohli Drummers in the Fan Zone and around the ground! 
  • Grab an afternoon snack at our Food Truck!
  • Have a chance to win a signed Thunder WBBL jersey by grabbing a raffle ticket from the Cricket NSW Foundation staff.
  • For all WBBL and Captain’s Club Members experience an exclusive up close and personal meeting with WBBL coach Lisa Keightley post match. 



Cricket Central is located at 161 Silverwater Road, Sydney Olympic Park, 2127.

Cricket Central will offer a variety of seating to patrons, with attendees given the opportunity to get up close and personal with on field seating available in a WBBL first! These seats are limited so get in early as it’s first in best dressed. Grandstand seating will be available on the western hill with plenty of natural shade under the trees to keep you cool. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own camp chairs to get comfortable and enjoy the action. 

Great food and drink options will be available at family friendly prices at the onsite café.

Cricket Central welcomes all, however, patrons will be prohibited from entering the ground if they are carrying the following items:

  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Animals (other than guide dogs or assistance animals)
  • Gazebos/marquees



Cricket Central does offer limited public parking, however, parking is available for $6 per hour at the nearby Sydney Olympic Park P5(a) parking station. There will be two free shuttle bus services to and from Cricket Central on the day. The shuttle services will run from 2:00pm to 7:00pm, with one departing the parking station every 10 minutes. If you require accessible parking, please contact Sydney Thunder Membership Team.   


Public transport 

Cricket Central is located within 400m of bus stops along Silverwater Road and the ‘Wilson Park Busway’ between Newington Road and Clyde Street. Route numbers include: 

  • Route 525 – Parramatta to Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park 
  • Route 544 – Macquarie Centre to Auburn via Eastwood 

Route 525 offers regular bus services to Olympic Park and Parramatta railway station, allowing for connections to wider public transport networks.   

To plan your trip click here and search Cricket Central. 



Merchandise will be available for purchase at the Membership Marquee located at the main entrance. 

Click here to check out the full range online. 



Hang around after the match to meet your Thunder heroes. The whole WBBL playing squad will be signing autographs and taking selfies at the conclusion of play. 



Stay up to date on all the action and news from the match by following Sydney Thunder on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Fans can tune in from across the Thunder Nation, broadcasted live on Fox Cricket and Kayo. 


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