WBBL08 Weekly Wrap: Edition 2

IN our weekly wrap-up of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), there were several teams who continued to stake their intent on the early part of this season.

Brisbane Heat (1/180) defeated Melbourne Renegades (6/159)

After Georgia Redmayne belted 98 not out and Grace Harris made 65, it was never going to be easy for the Renegades to match the Heat. Amelia Kerr also had a great game with the ball, picking up 2/27 off her four overs.

Hobart Hurricanes (7/144) defeated Sydney Thunder (10/95)

Despite Hobart’s impressive tally, their highest scorer was Lizelle Lee on 41. It was also a team effort with the ball, with Hayley Jensen (2/13), Heather Graham (2/13) and Maisy Gibson (2/15) all picking up multiple wickets. The one shining light for the Thunder was Sammy-Jo Johnson’s efforts with the batt, taking 3/34 off her four overs.

Perth Scorchers (8/111) defeated Melbourne Stars (9/110)

When the Stars’ top scorer is a 40 not out from number nine Tess Flintoff, it is evident what kind of innings the Stars have had. Despite the small tally the Stars set the Scorchers, the Scorchers were certainly made to work for their win, winning with only two balls to spare. Taneale Peschel (2/34), Lilly Mills (2/15) and Piepa Cleary (2/8) all picked up multiple wickets for Perth in the win.

Brisbane Heat (8/163) defeated Melbourne Renegades (10/137)

Melbourne’s bad week continued, comfortably defeated by those in blue from the north. Off the back of a 52 for the Heat from Georgia Voll, not even a 40 from Josie Dooley could help those in red ultimately get over the line. There were plenty of star bowling performances from the Heat, including Courtney Sippel (2/13 off three), Charli Knott (3/19 off four), Nicola Hancock (2/26 off four) and Kerr (3/26 off four).

Adelaide Strikers (6/142) defeated Sydney Sixers (8/139)

One of, if not the tightest games of the week saw the Strikers prevail in a nail biter. Not even a 71 from Erin Burns or 2/15 from Sophie Ecclestone was enough for those in pink, as Darcie Brown (3/17) and Jemma Barsby (3/32) ripped through the Sydney line up to snatch the win for their team.

Sydney Thunder (4/166) defeated Perth Scorchers (9/141)

Sydney Thunder finally got on the board with a win over the Scorchers. The Thunder got off to a great start with the bat thanks to Tammy Beaumont’s 77, and continued with a ripping performance with the ball from Lauren Smith (5/17 off four). Johnson also picked up two wickets.

Sydney Thunder (1/102) vs Melbourne Stars – No Result

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Adelaide Strikers (2/102) defeated Melbourne Renegades (10/101)

Amanda-Jade Wellington ripped through the Renegades lineup, taking a competition record 5/8 in the process, which left Adelaide’s batters with a pretty simple task ahead of them. Deandra Dottin’s 55 not out made it a lot easier, but Adelaide did still lose two wickets to former teammate Sarah Coyte.

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