WBBL Review: Strikers stump the Stars

This article was written by Kristy Williams, a journalist with a fondness for Simpsons quotes.

he Adelaide Strikers returned to the winners list today, with a gritty 22 run win over the seventh placed Melbourne Stars at Casey Fields.

While the momentum fluctuated throughout, it was the Strikers who owned the key moments through clear leadership and a hunger that permeated through the entire team.

WBBL Roundup: Renegades beat Sixers in the super over!

This article was written by Kristy Williams – a journalist with a big love of Simpsons quotes.

There are no words to adequately describe the Melbourne Renegades thrilling Super Over win over the Sydney Sixers in Geelong today. It took a cheeky extra run from Sarah Aley on the last ball of the game to push the match to a Super Over, after wicketkeeper, Emma Inglis, celebrated the victory too early; but in the end it was not enough to get the Sixers over the line.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Renegades got off to a horror start when Chamari Atapattu ran herself out, succumbing to the pressure of the suffocating Marizanne Kapp (0-15 off four overs).

Mary’s Wonder Women: Merry cricketmas from women in cricket

This story was first written and published for The Roar.

One question I have been asked repeatedly over the last two weeks has been, ‘Mary, how do you feel about rugby league finally following the AFL and getting a women’s competition of its own’.

I always chuckle to myself when I get asked this question and respond in the same way.

The launch of AFLW was a moment in time in the history of Australian sport, but if we are talking about other sports following each other in the development and establishment of professional women’s competitions, then surely cricket came first with the WBBL.

Women’s sport weekly wrap: WBBL03 Preview

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. 

For lovers of cricket it’s very lucky that the completion of the Women’s Ashes was just the start of a long summer of cricket ahead.

The third instalment of the Women’s Big Bash League starts this Saturday with four games to be played in a festival of cricket at North Sydney Oval.

On Saturday at 1:45pm the Melbourne Renegades will take on the Sydney Thunder followed by the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at 6:15pm. On Sunday at 10:45am the Perth Scorchers will take on the Brisbane Heat, and then at 2pm the Sydney Sixers will play the Sydney Thunder.

The Gunn show: England bounce back in the second T20

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Coming into the Women’s Ashes this year, England and Australia were ranked one and two in the world.

It comes as no surprise then that this really has been a very tightly contested Ashes series, with England bouncing back yesterday to win the second T20 in Manuka by 40 runs.

This means heading into the final T20 on Tuesday evening, Australia lead the series 8-6.

Australia retain the Ashes with a T20 win

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Last night the Women’s Ashes continued, with the first of three T20s being played at North Sydney Oval in front of a crowd well in excess of 5,000.

This T20 saw the Australian team defeat the English team by six wickets and in doing so, the Aussies have retained the Ashes.

For the Australians there were a couple of stand out players. Megan Schutt had a career-best evening, ending up with figures of 4-22. This performance was key as part of Australia’s bowling attack which restricted the English team to 9-132.