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List of Big Bash League wooden spoons

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The wooden spoon is the imaginary and ironic "award" which is said to be won by the team finishing in last place in the Big Bash League. No physical wooden spoon award exists, other than those brought by opposition fans to taunt struggling teams, nor is such an award officially sanctioned by the BBL. However, most betting agencies will take wagers on the wooden spoon.

Summary[edit]

Sydney Thunder won the wooden spoon in the first three Big Bash League seasons between the 2011–12 and 2013–14 seasons,[1][2] before Brisbane Heat became the first team other than the Thunder to finish last in the eight-team competition, in 2014–15.[3]

In the 2016–17 season, the Sydney Sixers achieved the feat of going from wooden spooners in 2015–16 to Champions, a feat rarely seen in Australian sport.[4]

Following the completion of the 2020–21 in which the Melbourne Renegades won their second straight wooden spoon, it was reported that Cricket Australia would attempt to introduce a player draft in order to balance the player pool amongst the franchises.[5]

Team Total Wooden Spoon Season(s)
Sydney Thunder 4 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17
Melbourne Renegades 2 2019–20, 2020–21
Brisbane Heat 1 2014–15
Sydney Sixers 1 2015–16
Melbourne Stars 1 2017–18
Perth Scorchers 1 2018–19
Adelaide Strikers 0
Hobart Hurricanes 0

Record[edit]

Season Wooden Spoon Pld W L NR Pts NRR
2011–12 Sydney Thunder 7 2 5 0 4 –1.250
2012–13 Sydney Thunder 8 0 8 0 0 –1.360
2013–14 Sydney Thunder 8 1 7 0 2 –0.654
2014–15 Brisbane Heat 8 2 6 0 4 –1.116
2015–16 Sydney Sixers 8 2 6 0 4 –0.330
2016–17 Sydney Thunder 8 3 5 0 6 –0.600
2017–18 Melbourne Stars 10 2 8 0 4 –0.926
2018–19 Perth Scorchers 14 4 10 0 8 –0.502
2019–20 Melbourne Renegades 14 3 11 0 6 –0.348
2020–21 Melbourne Renegades 14 4 10 0 8 –1.727

References[edit]

  1. Jacques Kallis targeted to help Sydney Thunder rumble in the Big Bash League, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 April 2014
  2. Big Bash League 2012–13: From blunder to Thunder, ESPN Cricinfo, 11 April 2013
  3. Dorries, Ben (21 January 2015). "Andrew Flintoff declares Brisbane Heat's underperforming players to blame for wooden spoon campaign". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. "How the Sixers went from wooden spooners to the unlikeliest of Big Bash finalists". foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  5. Wu, Andrew. "Angst over planned BBL draft as players left in limbo". smh.com.au. Retrieved 15 June 2021.

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