THE 2022/23 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) season is just around the corner, and in anticipation of the new season we are going to take a look at each of the competing teams and where they sit heading into the new season.
Next up is the NSW Breakers.
For a team renowned for so much success, the past few years have been tough for the NSW Breakers.
Last season the Breakers missed the final for only the second time in the history of the WNCL, more than 20 years. Not only was it the second time in the history of the competition, but the second season in a row, so the Breakers will be looking to end that run in 2022/23.
They almost made the final last season, but a last game loss to Queensland ensured they just missed out and finished third.
There have not been too many changes to the squad from last season, so the continuity will help the team, especially with so many of their big name Australian representatives expected to be away on Australian duty for much of the summer.
The only inclusion to the squad this season is Saskia Horley. The 22 year-old had a contract with the Breakers in 2017 as a 17 year-old, but after two challenging years she lost her contract. She was the leading run scorer in the NSW Premier League last season and actually played two games for NSW last season but she did not have a contract.
She replaces Rachel Trenaman, with the bowler moving down to Tasmania.
NSW BREAKERS 2022/23 SQUAD
In: Saskia Horley
Out: Rachel Trenaman (Tasmania)
Contract list: Jade Allen, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner*, Rachael Haynes*, Alyssa Healy*, Saskia Horley, Emma Hughes, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Claire Moore, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson