2022/23 WNCL Preview: Queensland

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 in our preview series are the Queensland Fire.

Queensland finally broke through for its very first title in 2020/21 and was looking to go back-to-back in 2021/22.

However, that is not quite how things eventuated for the Fire.

Despite a monumental final match win over NSW, one extra loss that was not a no result was the difference that ensured the Fire missed the final and could not defend their title.

But, that was then and this is now.

Unfortunately, their climb back to the final was made that extra bit harder over the offseason.

They lost two huge names to other states, and with their other experienced players likely to spend a bit of time on Australian duties, their younger stocks are going to have to really step up.

Holly Ferling has gone to the Meteors, while Beth Mooney has headed across to Western Australia. That is a lot of experience to try and cover.

Their replacements coming into the side though are on the little less experienced side.

Nicola Hancock comes off from the ACT, but has struggled to stick down a list spot at times during her career.

Their other two inclusions are Lucy Hamilton, a 15 year old left arm fast bowler who made her WNCL debut last season, and Grace Parsons, an 18 year old leg break spinner.


Ins: Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock (ACT), Grace Parsons

Outs: Meagan Dixon (delisted), Holly Ferling (ACT), Lilly Mills (WA), Beth Mooney (WA)

Contract list: Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Ruth Johnston, Jess Jonassen, Charli Knott, Caitlin Mair, Grace Parsons, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll

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