Perth Scorchers sign 4 Local Players to Complete their WBBL 2022 Squad

With the 2022-23 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) now only 28 days away, a majority of the teams have been busy locking players for the tournament that’s scheduled to run from the 13th of October to the 20th of November. Where nearly all franchises are looking to close out on confirming their squad, the defending champions, Perth Scorchers are now on-field focused having got done with their off-the-field process of completing the squad.

 

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Perth scorcher

 

A revamped Perth Scorchers unit when last time around took the field, had opener Beth Mooney always put on batting displays for the team and eventually went on finishing the tournament with the most (547) runs. Scorchers in their 14 games, registered wins in 9, defeats in 3 and with no result in a couple of games, finished at the top of the table.

The record crowd count of 15,511 set a new attendance record for a standalone WBBL match as they watched Sophie Devine top score with 35(33) and Marizanne Kapp with her knock of 31* power the Perth Scorchers post 146 on the board for the loss of 5 wickets. Adelaide Strikers in reply had Tahlia McGrath top score with 36(29), but couldn’t bail the team home as the side fell 12 short of the required closing out on 134/6 with Taneale Peschel registering figures of 2/23 from her 4 overs to help Perth Scorchers win their maiden W-BBL title.

The key architecture for the Scorchers in winning the title was Marizanne Kapp who in the leadup to the final remained ill and stayed in her hotel room, but when came the big final she produced an all-round performance that saw her score 31* off 23 and registered bowling figures of 1/25 from 4 overs to help the Scorchers claim their maiden WBBL title.

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Marizanne Kapp took 4 Wickets against Hobart Hurricanes. PC: WBBL/Twitter
Marizanne Kapp took 4 Wickets against Hobart Hurricanes. PC: WBBL/Twitter

 

In an attempt to defend their title, the Scorchers locked in their international stars in Sophie Devine, Maddy Green and Marizanne Kapp. The side retained its top players in Beth Mooney and Alana King as well. The side roped in Maddy Drake from the Melbourne Stars and Holly Ferling from the (Melbourne) Renegades.

The Scorchers have made a couple of seriously good omissions for the edition in Heather Graham’s who’s now linked up with the Hobart Hurricanes and Chamari Athapaththu who’s yet to land in a deal. The team on the 13th of September, confirmed their squad completing the signing with four local players in Amy Edgar, Maddy Darke, Georgia Wyllie and Charis Bekker.

Perth Scorchers squad for the upcoming 08 season :

Charis Bekker, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Darke, Sophie Devine (C), Amy Edgar, Holly Ferling, Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Georgia Wyllie

Perth Scorchers’ Schedule for WBBL 2022 

DATE OPPOSITION TIME (LOCAL) VENUE HOME/AWAY
16-Oct-22 Sydney Thunder 2:00 PM Blacktown International Sportspark Away
17-Oct-22 Hobart Hurricanes 4:05 PM Blacktown International Sportspark Away
20-Oct-22 Melbourne Stars 5:10 PM WACA Ground Home
22-Oct-22 Sydney Thunder 11:30 AM WACA Ground Home
23-Oct-22 Hobart Hurricanes 2:15 PM WACA Ground Home
28-Oct-22 Adelaide Strikers 11:45 AM Allan Border Field Away
29-Oct-22 Brisbane Heat 4:10 PM Allan Border Field Away
05-Nov-22 Sydney Sixers 1:25 PM WACA Ground Home
06-Nov-22 Adelaide Strikers 1:50 PM WACA Ground Home
09-Nov-22 Brisbane Heat 12:00 PM WACA Ground Home
12-Nov-22 Melbourne Renegades 7:15 AM Citipower Centre Away
13-Nov-22 Sydney Sixers 7:15 AM Citipower Centre Away
19-Nov-22 Melbourne Stars 7:40 AM Ted Summerton Reserve Away
20-Nov-22 Melbourne Renegades 7:15 AM Ted Summerton Reserve Away
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