Ruth heads to QLD for the first time after a spectacular WNCL season

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WNCL Champions, the Queensland Fire. Photo: Cricket Queensland.

In a dominant display on Saturday at Junction Oval, the Queensland Women defeated the Victoria Women in the 2020/2021 WNCL Final by 112 runs to seal their first ever WNCL finals win.

Led by their captain, Doctor Georgia Redmayne who scored 134 not out off 146 balls, Queensland amassed a huge total of 8-317. This was enough to ensure that Queensland would leave Victoria with the ‘Ruth Preddy Cup’ in tow.

Kim Garth: timing is everything

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic most international women’s cricket has come to a standstill. Whilst that’s disappointing given that just over a year ago today many of us were celebrating the victory by the Australian Women’s Cricket team in the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup Final with 86,173 of our closest friends at the MCG, one positive about the lack of international women’s cricket is that it has meant that many internationals have featured in this year’s edition of the WNCL.

The Record – Review

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In 2016 when a group of cricket executives spoke to the Australian Women’s Cricket team about their vision of filling the MCG for the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup Final on International Women’s Day 2020, it’s fair to say players like Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy were sceptical.

And for good reason.

Lauren Cheatle eager for WNCL challenge with NSW Breakers

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If Lauren Cheatle is selected to represent the NSW Breakers in today’s WNCL clash against Victoria, it will mark the end of a year and a half away from cricket and a period where she has only been able to play about three matches in the space of two years.

“It feels like the longest pre-season ever, but I’m ready to play now and I can’t wait,” said Cheatle.

Cricket NSW launches first elite coaching apprenticeship for women

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For former NSW Breaker and Sydney Thunder player Hannah Trethewy, her first opportunity to coach another cricketer came when playing cricket for her local club, Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club (more affectionately known as Ghosts Cricket).

“I was still at school and wicketkeeping when my local member at the time Chris Patterson, reached out to me,” said Trethewy.

Meet Chloe and Paris Rafferty: Sisters doing it for themselves

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For Chloe Rafferty and the Hobart Hurricanes, WBBL06 has come to an end.

Concluding their campaign on Sunday against the Sydney Thunder, the Hurricanes had a challenging season. They finished at the bottom of the ladder with just three wins, but Rafferty was grateful for the opportunity to play, given the events that transpired earlier this year.

“It was a bit of a shock,” said Rafferty.

Tess Flintoff focused on cricket after finally finishing Year 12 exams

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When I speak with Tess Flintoff from the Melbourne Stars, I’m not sure what I should congratulate her on first: the Stars making the WBBL finals for the first time in the franchise’s history or Flintoff finally finishing her Year 12 exams.

“It’s a bit of a weird feeling,” said Flintoff.

“There’s quite a bit going on at the moment but it’s a really exciting time.”

Katie Mack still hopeful for a Strikers finals spot

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Even though Katie Mack is in her second season with the Adelaide Strikers, she can’t help but have a soft spot for her former club the Melbourne Stars.

“It feels so good to see the Stars make the finals for the first time,” said Mack.

“I have a real soft spot for the Stars. I really enjoyed my time there and made some great friends there, not just players, but also coaching staff.