2022/23 WNCL Preview: Western Australia
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 campaign.
The last team, but certainly not the least in the preview series is Western Australia.
The 2021/22 season could not have gone much worse for the West Australians. They failed to win a game and finished clear at the bottom of the ladder.
For a team that has only won the one title in 2019/20, the Warriors will be keen more than ever to progress up the ladder in this coming season.
With a few exciting additions in the offseason, things are looking up for the Western Australians already.
They have pulled off arguably the recruit of the offseason, picking up Aussie star Beth Mooney from Queensland. Mooney already plays for the Perth Scorchers in the Women’s Big Bash League, so now has made the full white ball transition out West. She is going to bring much needed experience to a young WA side.
Among the other inclusions for Western Australia this season are off spinner Lily Mills who has also come across from Queensland, all rounder Charis Bekker and bowler Poppy Stockwell. Piepa Cleary also returns to the Western Australia set up after a season away.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2022/23 SQUAD
Ins: Charis Bekker, Piepa Cleary, Lilly Mills (Queensland), Beth Mooney (Queensland), Poppy Stockwell
Outs: Nicole Bolton (retired), Molly Healy (delisted), Courtney Neale (delisted)
Contract list: Charis Bekker, Zoe Britcliffe, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sheldyn Cooper, Maddy Darke, Ashley Day, Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffith, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Poppy Stockwell, Georgia Wyllie