Posts Tagged "WBBL"

Clarence had just finished warming up in preparation to bowl first in their match against University at Kangaroo Bay. Emma Thompson was putting sunscreen on when her phone started ringing, so Erin Fazackerley answered it for her.

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The Strikers won another thriller on Saturday, sneaking over the line against the Scorchers with a ball to spare at the beautiful Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

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The Adelaide Strikers returned to the winners list on Friday with a gritty 22-run win over the seventh-placed Melbourne Stars at Casey Fields.

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There are no words to adequately describe the Melbourne Renegades’ thrilling Super Over win over the Sydney Sixers in Geelong.

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The Brisbane Heat demolished the Adelaide Strikers for the second time in three days, this time by eight wickets, in the WBBL’s New Year’s Eve blockbuster at Adelaide Oval. Beth Mooney was again the star, effortlessly compiling an unbeaten 81 off only 48 balls.

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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’.

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It was the much anticipated grand final rematch, and the Scorchers exacted their revenge as they cruised to a nine-wicket victory over the Sixers in Wollongong on Tuesday.

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An Ellyse Perry’s six that hit a spectator at North Sydney Oval on Saturday is not a rare occurrence. It made me dive into my book Six Appeal and other reference books before I narrate some hellish stories concerning spectator hazards.

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The ‘ground full’ sign should be erected every time Ellyse Perry is on duty.

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The WBBL is back for a third year, and the 2017-18 season is set to be bigger and better than ever. Since its creation, the WBBL has grown in popularity and crowd size and is now the premier women’s cricket competition in Australia.

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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.

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Summer is just about upon us, which means the cricket season is just winding up for what should be a memorable few months.

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There have been rumblings for some time now, but this week it has become very clear that the future of Channel Ten is in jeopardy.

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Naming a team of the tournament always results in unlucky people missing out, and when I was planning on this WBBL team of the tournament, I already had more names in my head than needed.

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Veteran speedster Sarah Aley is the toast of the WBBL after snaring 4-23 to lead the Sydney Sixers to a seven-run win over the Perth Scorchers in Saturday’s final at the WACA.

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One of the Perth Scorchers or the Sydney Sixers will become the second team ever to claim a WBBL title, after the Sydney Thunder won the inaugural season last year.

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The big day is here – today we’ll find out the winners of this summer’s WBBL and BBL competitions, and as luck would have it, the same franchises are being represented in both matches.

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The success that has been the WBBL reaches its finale on Saturday, January 28 as the Perth Scorchers take on the Sydney Sixers at the WACA in Perth, with the first ball scheduled for 1:45pm (AEDT) – 10:45am (local).

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In 2016, Yvonne Sampson was given the chance to make history, when she was asked to anchor State of Origin. With this opportunity, Yvonne became one of the first female broadcasters to anchor a major sporting event in this country – and certainly the first to lead the coverage of rugby league’s showpiece.

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This week featured a good example of some very lazy journalism coming out of Cricket Australia.

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