WNCL 2023/24 Season Preview: NSW Breakers
THE 2023/24 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) season is almost upon us, with games set to get underway later this month. To build up to the season, Rookie Me Central will take a deep dive into each of the teams competing this season.
Today’s team in question is the NSW Breakers.
Georgia Adams, Jade Allen, Maitlin Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sarah Coyte, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Saskia Horley, Ebony Hoskin, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Isabella Malgioglio, Claire Moore, Tahlia Wilson
September 22 – Queensland – Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
September 24 – Queensland – Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
December 19 – Victoria – Junction Oval
December 21 – Victoria – Junction Oval
January 5 – Tasmania – Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
January 7 – Tasmania – Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
January 19 – Western Australia – WACA
January 21 – Western Australia – WACA
January 30 – ACT – EPC Solar Park
February 1 – ACT – EPC Solar Park
February 15 – South Australia – Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
February 17 – South Australia– Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
There are four new faces in the Breakers lineup this season.
The most well known of these is Sarah Coyte, who returns to the Breakers after a stint with the Scorpions and a championship winning stint with Tasmania.
Ebony Hoskin is a seam bowler originally from the country, while Georgia Adams is a top order batter.
The fourth new face is Isabella Malgioglio, who is a leg spinner that made her debut last summer and has earned a contract for this season.
The headline of the departures for the Breakers ahead of this season is Rachael Haynes, who has retired and will leave a big experience gap in what is a pretty young Breakers lineup.
Emma Hughes and Lauren Smith are the other departures, with neither being given a contract for this season.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Young top order batter Phoebe Litchfield has a big summer in front of her. Having cemented her spot in the Australian team over the last year, she is going to have to step up on the domestic front this summer and become a real leader of the Breakers side as someone who is both young but also experienced.