WBBL08 Weekly Wrap: Edition 5

IN our weekly wrap-up of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), let us catch up on all that happened in the WBBL in the past week, including plenty of huge scores.

Hobart Hurricanes (2/82) defeated Melbourne Renegades (10/80)

The week got off to a disastrous start for the Renegades, as they got completely dismantled by the Hurricanes.

After completely bowling their opponents out, the Hurricanes did not even need 11 overs to get the job done.

Molly Strano (4/16) was the main offender with the ball for those in purple, helpfully aided by Heather Graham (2/11). This left the likes of Elyse Villani (41 not out) with very little to do with the bat.

Sophie Molineux (2/20) was the rare shining light for the ‘Gades, picking up both Hurricanes wickets that fell.

Brisbane Heat (7/153) defeated Perth Scorchers (8/120)

The Brisbane Heat’s great season continued, downing the Perth Scorchers.

The Scorchers lost too many wickets too early, and despite the best efforts of Maddy Green (58 runs) they just ran out of overs.

Nicola Hancock (three wickets) and Amelia Kerr (two wickets) were the main doers of damage with the ball for the Heat, meanwhile for the Scorchers it was Marizanne Kapp and Alana King, who both picked up a pair of wickets each.

Melbourne Renegades (1/64) versus Sydney Sixers – No Result

Hobart Hurricanes (4/152) defeated Adelaide Strikers (4/129)

Hobart’s great start to the week continued, making it two for two for the week with a win over the Strikers.

Graham (50) and Villani (47) both had good innings with the bat for the ‘Canes, while both Strano and Nicola Carey picked up two wickets.

Meanwhile for the Strikers Amanda-Jade Wellington picked up two wickets, while Laura Wolvaardt top scored with 45.

Perth Scorchers (4/192) defeated Melbourne Renegades (10/88)

The Renegades did not have a happy homecoming, completely annihilated by the Scorchers.

Melbourne was never in the match as the Scorchers went on a scoring spree, thanks largely in part to a stellar partnership between Beth Mooney (90) and Kapp (68 not out).

King and Piepa Cleary also took two wickets.

Sydney Sixers (9/160) defeated Melbourne Stars (10/115)

In a sign of what was to come for the Sixers for the rest of the weekend, they put a huge score on the board at the Junction Oval, and the Stars just could not match that in what was also not a happy homecoming for them.

The stars of the show for both sides were all bowlers, with Ash Gardner (four wickets), Lauren Cheatle (two wickets), Kim Garth (two wickets) and Sasha Moloney (two wickets) all picking up multiple wickets for their respective sides.  

Hobart Hurricanes (4/101) defeated Brisbane Heat (6/100)

Not even the WBBL could escape Adelaide’s ferocious storm on Saturday, as the Hurricanes got the win in a rain shortened match.

They left their run late, but got the job done.

It was a very even team performance from those in purple, with no huge scores or multiple wicket takers.

Meanwhile for the Heat Hancock picked up another two wickets, while Grace Harris made a handy 41.

Sydney Sixers (4/180) defeated Perth Scorchers (4/176)

In a final ball thriller to begin the Junction Oval double header yesterday, Mooney (75 not out) and Kapp (68) put on a stellar partnership for the Scorchers for the second day in a row, but it was not enough as a 154 run partnership between Ellyse Perry (48) and Alyssa Healy (107 not out) ensured that the win would go to those in pink.

From a bowling side of things, Cleary and Sophie Devine both picked up two wickets for the Scorchers, while Gardner also picked up two for the Sixers.

Adelaide Strikers (3/92) vs Sydney Thunder – No result

Melbourne Stars (5/149) defeated Melbourne Renegades (8/148)

In another final ball thriller, the Melbourne Stars looked just about out of it heading into the last over, but then Annabel Sutherland went bang and ensured the team in green would win the Melbourne Derby.

Sutherland was the star of the day for the Stars, finishing unbeaten on 62. She also picked up three wickets, while Moloney picked up four of them.

Meanwhile for the Renegades Josie Dooley (54) starred with the bat, while Sarah Coyte (three wickets) and Hayley Matthews (two wickets) both starred with the ball.

The Renegades will also be sweating over the fitness of Molineux, who injured her knee while bowling the final over of the match.

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