2022/23 WNCL Preview: Victoria

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.

The penultimate preview in our series is Victoria.

To say season 2021/22 was tough for the Victorians would be an understatement.

The young side are still in a rebuilding phase after their glory days and as the youth are coming through, so ultimately did struggle for much of the season. They only managed one win of the season, which came against Queensland in the last month of the season.

The Victorians are under new leadership this season, with Sophie Molineux taking over from Meg Lanning.

For such a young side, the stability in the offseason will be a huge positive.

The only departures were delistings, with Anna Lanning, Lara Shannon and Amy Vine not offered contracts for this upcoming season.

In their place the Victorians have turned to youth once again, bringing in two young stars from the Vic Premier Cricket.

Olivia Henry from Ringwood and Sophie Reid from Carlton are two opening batters that both had stellar 2021/22 Premier Cricket seasons, and have been justly rewarded with their first state contracts.

The other question will be how much Meg Lanning will feature this WNCL this season, with the Aussie captain taking an indefinite break from cricket. Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck are also on their way back from injuries, so time will tell how much action they see this season.


Ins: Olivia Henry, Sophie Reid

Outs: Anna Lanning (delisted), Lara Shannon (delisted), Amy Vine (delisted)

Contract list: Tiana Atkinson, Sam Bates, Makinley Blows, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Ella Hayward, Olivia Henry, Meg Lanning, Rhys McKenna, Sophie Molineux, Rhiann O’Donnell, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Reid, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham

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