100 days until the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  THe countdown is well and truly on to the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup. The Organising Committee celebrated 100 days to go this week with the announcement that Katy Perry will be playing at the final, which will be held on the eighth of […]

Maddie Penna stars in the WBBL

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  It was just another ordinary day for Sydney teenager Maddie Penna. But the 19-year-old from Bankstown was at university on a Wednesday afternoon where she is studying exercise sport science when she received a surprise phone call from her ACT Meteors captain Erin Osbourne […]

What we’ve learnt from the WBBL so far

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  Two rounds into the WBBL and the one thing we know for certain is that this is going to be one of the closest competitions we have seen. At the moment the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Thunder are leading the pack with three […]

WBBL05: Round 1 Wrap

This article was written by Kristy Williams. The opening round of WBBL05 kicked off this weekend, and the first stand-alone tournament for the women was a resounding success. Prior to the season beginning, WBBL05 was promising to be the closest yet, and given the fluctuating fortunes for the six sides involved in the opening round […]

WBBL05 Preview: Sydney Thunder

This article was written by Kristy Williams. A Haidee Birkett screamer away from playing in the Final in WBBL04, the Thunder have seen their squad fleeced of talent and will be up against it to return to finals this season. Two of their star internationals, Harmanpreet Kaur and Stafanie Taylor won’t be pulling on lime […]

WBBL05 Preview: Brisbane Heat

This article was written by Kristy Williams. Queensland, and the Brisbane Heat, have a proud history of success- and with a couple of promising New Zealand additions to the squad, it may well join the Sydney Sixers in securing back-to-back titles. Six of the squad are internationals, with Sammy-Jo Johnson also in the frame for […]

WBBL05 Preview: Sydney Sixers

This article was written by Kristy Williams. Once again the Sixers start the WBBL as favourites, and given the incredible star power at their disposal, it isn’t hard to see why. They have two of the best players of their generation, a South African duo that is somehow still criminally underrated and a couple of […]

The ins and outs for WBBL05

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  Tonight the sixth edition of the WBBL commences at North Sydney Oval with the Sydney Thunder taking on the Sydney Sixers. This kicks of a festival of cricket over the weekend which will see the Melbourne Stars play the Hobart Hurricanes twice, the Adelaide […]

WBBL05 Preview: Adelaide Strikers

This article was written by Kristy Williams. WBBL04 was another disappointing season for the Strikers, but with a new coach (former assistant coach Luke Williams) and several promising additions to the squad, things are looking up for this season. The recruitment of West Indian captain Stafanie Taylor, who is the third ranked All-Rounder in the […]

WBBL05 Preview: Melbourne Renegades

This article was written by Kristy Williams. After coming within a whisker of a maiden Grand Final, the Melbourne Renegades will be out for revenge in WBBL05. There are a couple of big omissions from last season, with young speedster Tayla Vlaeminck off to Hobart and skipper Amy Satterthwaite off to have a baby. Their […]