The state’s top cricketers will be able to turn out for the opening round of the Premier Cricket women’s 50-over competition after WA’s Women’s National Cricket League campaign was postponed.
Women’s Ashes squad bolter Alana King feels her tough cross-county move west has paid off after making an Australian side for the first time.
WA coach Becky Grundy says squad depth will be more important than ever after their Women’s National Cricket League campaign was further condensed.
Perth Scorchers title-winning champion Alana King has turned to her teammates to help achieve her burning desire of representing Australia.
Chloe Piparo is a WBBL champion with the Perth Scorchers for the first time ever.
The Scorchers romped to their maiden Big Bash title, but there was an earlier point where a crisis meeting was needed. Go inside the mid-season talks that sparked Perth’s six-game winning streak.
On a fittingly scorching-hot day, Perth’s WBBL side held their nerve late to secure their maiden trophy and spark wild celebrations at Optus Stadium.
Re-signing was an no-brainer for Beth Mooney, who believes the Perth Scorchers are “building something special” ahead of Saturday’s Women’s Big Bash League final against Adelaide Strikers at Optus Stadium.
Perth Scorchers captain Sophie Devine has been keeping a keen eye on her grand final opposition, the Adelaide Strikers, in more ways than one.
Bunbury product Chloe Piparo is set to take a lead role in Saturday’s WBBL decider, after returning to the venerated number three position for last weekend’s double-header.
The Perth Scorchers will face the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League grand final on Saturday at Optus Stadium but no matter the result, a first time winner will be crowned.
Scorchers opener Beth Mooney hopes Saturday’s Women’s Big Bash League grand final will mark the start of a WBBL dynasty as coach Shelley Nitschke conceded there was a target on Perth’s back.
WA Cricket CEO Christina Matthews is confident the Perth Scorchers can draw a record-breaking crowd as they hunt a maiden Women’s Big Bash League title at Optus Stadium on Saturday.
Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine’s superb form at the top of the order for the Perth Scorchers has been rewarded, with the star duo named in the Women’s Big Bash League Team of the Tournament.
Perth have earned direct entry and hosting rights for Saturday’s Women’s Big Bash League final at Optus Stadium after finishing their home-and-away season with a eight-wicket win over Sydney Sixers in Adelaide.
Perth Scorchers captain Sophie Devine says the possibility of hosting home finals in WA is a ‘massive incentive’ ahead of their last two home-and-away matches in Adelaide this weekend.
Beth Mooney thought a Katie Mack-inspired Adelaide Strikers “had the game on the bag” before Perth Scorchers’ bowlers held their nerve late in the run chase at Karen Rolton Oval.
A firing middle order will be key to Perth’s chances of claiming their maiden WBBL title according to former Scorchers Nicky Shaw who sees ‘no reason why’ Perth can’t take out the trophy.
Perth Scorchers WBBL coach Shelley Nitschke is backing the squad’s depth to cover the ‘significant loss’ of gun Sri Lankan import Chamari Athapaththu.
A record third-wicket partnership between Beth Mooney and Chamari Athapaththu was ultimately in vain with the Scorchers WBBL match abandoned due and news the Sri Lankan has played her last game for Perth.
The Perth Scorchers have moved to outright second on the WBBL standings after a commanding 10-wicket win over Melbourne Stars, inspired by their star-studded bowling attack.
Leschenault claimed their second victory of the BDCA women’s league with a 26-run win over Eaton on Sunday.
Lilly Mills has credited former Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz for his role in the Perth Scorchers WBBL recruit’s meteoric rise.
Marizanne Kapp hopes her record-breaking performance in Sunday’s five-wicket win over of Hobart at the WACA Ground can release the pressure she’s put on herself since joining Perth this summer.
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