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Heat, Hurricanes coast to WBBL victories

Posted December 13, 2015 18:33:48

Map: Salter Point 6152

Brisbane Heat have coasted to a nine-wicket win more than the Sydney Sixers, although the Hobart Hurricanes also effortlessly accounted for Adelaide Strikers on a busy day in the Women’s Big Bash League.

The Heat have been set a target of 115 for victory by the Sixers following Grace Harris took three for 22 in her four overs to take her wicket tally to nine from five games.

She then made a massive contribution with the bat, putting on 91 runs with opening partner Beth Mooney, who scored 50 off 54 balls, but Harris was named player of the game soon after scoring 43 off 33.

The 22-year-old has scored 227 runs off just 119 balls in the tournament thus far and scored the tournament’s very first century when she notched 103 off 55 deliveries in the Heat’s win over the Sixers on Saturday.

Elsewhere, it was a stroll in the park for the Hurricanes in Launceston as they trounced the Strikers after getting set 84 for victory.

No Adelaide batter scored a lot more than 15 runs as the Strikers were all out inside 19 overs just before the Hurricanes, led by openers Erin Burns (29 not out) and Heather Knight (25), eased to 84 in 16.two overs.

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Lanning shines as Stars double up against Heat on 1st day of WBBL

Updated December 05, 2015 17:37:50

Related Story: Ash Barty joins the Huge Bash party
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A pair of half-centuries by skipper Meg Lanning have led the Melbourne Stars to dual victories over Brisbane on the inaugural day of Women’s Big Bash League action.

The Stars and Heat played back to back games at St Kilda’s Junction Oval and opener Lanning was named player of the match in each as she finished with a combined tally of 165 runs off 114 deliveries.

The national captain scored 75 not out off 56 in the second match of the day as the Stars battled to four for 147 off their 20 overs.

Jess Jonassen scored 52 but, for the second time in the day, Brisbane failed to match the hosts, falling ten runs short.

It was a equivalent story in the 1st match as Lanning belted 90 off 58 balls to set up victory for the Stars.

Englishwoman Nat Sciver (33 off 25) was the only other batter to get out of single figures as they reached 7 for 156.

The Heat in no way got close in their chase as wickets fell with startling regularity.

Opener Grace Harris (42 off 21) helped the Heat recover soon after the loss of opening partner Beth Mooney (2) on the fourth ball of the innings.

Harris and 1st drop Jonassen’s second-wicket partnership was worth 54 runs but the latter contributed just six of them before falling to the stingy Alana King (1 for 14 off four overs).

Batting at number six, tennis convert Ash Barty went about attempting to rebuild the innings when she came out to the middle in the 12th more than – hammering 39 off just 27 deliveries, which includes a six, in her very first outing – but it was not adequate.

The final 5 batters contributed just 16 runs and Barty was the last woman out, bowled by Sciver for her second wicket of the innings.

Kristen Beams and Morna Nielsen completed with 3 wickets apiece.

Topics: cricket, sport, st-kilda-3182, vic, australia, brisbane-4000, qld

Very first posted December 05, 2015 17:32:29

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5 residence-grown players set to take the WBBL by Storm

By Brittany Carter

Posted December 04, 2015 20:58:08

Seventeen fantastic international players have been secured to play in the inaugural season of the WBBL.

But don’t be distracted by the new competition’s intercontinental signing ability, there are plenty of domestic personalities that are sure to shine in the newest contest for women’s cricket in Australia.

Brittany Carter brings you up to speed with five of our home-grown players that are set to take the WBBL stage by storm.

Ellyse Perry, Sydney Sixers

Ellyse Perry drives during the third Women's Ashes ODI Photo: Ellyse Perry was brilliant in the Women’s Ashes. (Getty Images: Stu Forster)

One of the better known names in women’s cricket, Ellyse Perry is sure to have some fun in the WBBL format.

Recently confirmed as the Sydney Sixers skipper, the all-rounder who also plays for Sydney FC in the W-League has certainly made her mark in the cricketing world.

Named the Australian Player of the 2015 Ashes, she was a main factor in the Southern Stars’ multi-format series-win, scoring 264 runs for an average of 33, and managing 16 wickets at 13.43.

She got the job done for the Aussies on the final day of the Ashes test, taking 6 for 32 and notching 78, 48 and 67 in the green and gold’s ODI series triumph.

That red-hot form continued in the WNCL, where Perry scored her maiden competition century and was an integral part of the NSW Breakers team, the Blues having another top season where they made the final but missed out on an 11th consecutive title.

The first member of the Sixers team to be signed, Perry has been there every step of the recruitment process and, now that’s she’s been given the nod to lead from the front, will no doubt set a great example.

Meg Lanning, Melbourne Stars

Meg Lanning hits out against England Photo: Australian captain Meg Lanning is the number one batter in the world. (Getty Images: Stu Forster)

Australia’s, Victoria’s and now the Melbourne Star’s captain also happens to be the number one female batter in the world right now.

Having lead the Southern Stars to their first Ashes win on English soil since 2001, Lanning also holds the highest individual score in women’s Twenty20s and the highest score in Australian domestic cricket.

Smashing a century in the second ODI of this year’s multi-format Ashes series, she pushed Australia to 63 in front of England, levelling the competition and driving the side back into the game.

The opening batter has always jumped at the chance to represent her state and after the Vic Spirit finished in fourth place in the WNCL, Lanning will be eager to establish her side as the best team in Melbourne, with rivals the Renegades keen to challenge them for that title.

Lanning’s ease at the crease and her ability to make the toughest shots look easy will ensure she is a star performer in the WBBL’s fast-paced and hard-hitting format.

Grace Harris, Brisbane Heat

Grace Harris of the Fire Photo: Grace Harris … a relative newcomer to keep an eye on. (Getty Images: Matt Roberts)

The all-rounder has only recently broken onto the international scene, making her debut for the Southern Stars in three warm-up games against Ireland earlier this year.

But she ended up stealing the show, taking out player of the series with a total of three wickets and a score of 39 not out from just 21 balls.

Harris continued to make herself useful for Australia in the T20 matches of the Ashes series, smashing three big sixes in Cardiff.

For someone relatively unknown on an international scale, Harris has really cemented her place in the Australian line up with a strike rate of 170.68 from six T20Is.

Back at home in her Western Suburbs kit, she’s been incredibly successful, hitting 151 not out from 74 balls back in February to score the highest domestic T20 score in QLD Premier Cricket.

Of all the mystery surrounding Harris one thing is for sure; you’ll need to be ready for a catch all the way back to the 10th row if you’re heading to any of the Brisbane Heat games.

Elyse Villani, Perth Scorchers

Elyse Villani of Australia bats Photo: Elyse Villani has some serious runs under her belt opening the batting for the Western Fury. (Getty Images: Gareth Copley)

Although the Western Fury finished low on the WNCL ladder, top order batsmen Elyse Villani won’t have too much to worry about with opening scores of 48, 142 and 79 under her belt.

The T20 specialist has played a total of 29 Twenty20 international matches since debuting for Australia back in 2009, averaging 29 with the bat.

Her best score in the shorter format was recorded last year against Pakistan, where she smacked an impressive 90 not out to push the Southern Stars into the World Twenty20 semi-finals.

While Villani’s performance in the Ashes series was hot and cold, on her best days the opener can put anyone’s batting to shame.

With a familiar face in the form of opening partner Nicole Bolton and a handful of international stars in the Perth Scorchers line up, Villani should excel in the WBBL.

Rene Farrell, Sydney Thunder

Rene Farrell of Australia celebrates after getting the wicket of Lydia Greenway of England to win the Ashes Photo: Rene Farrell is a strike bowler of excellent quality. (Getty Images: Jordan Mansfield)

Rene Farrell first secured her spot in the Southern Stars when she was introduced to the international game back in 2007 and the fast bowler has never looked back.

She shone in the 2011 Ashes, demonstrating her talent as a quickie, collecting a Test hat-trick in the second innings and finishing up with figures of 5 for 23.

Farrell proved her ability again in this year’s Ashes series, where she took three crucial wickets and a run-out in the second Twenty20 match at Hove.

She has a knack of injecting some creativity into the game with her unique inswing when there’s a lull in wickets.

In the WNCL Farrell made the switch back to the NSW Breakers for 2015, playing for her home state for the first time since 2008, adding plenty of experience and a never-say-die attitude to the side.

With 43 T20Is listed her resume, the veteran should be right at home with the high-intensity and swift play of the WBBL.

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