It’ll be a face-off between South Australian Scorpions and Australian Capital Territory Meteors for match no. 4 of the ongoing 28th edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL). The game is scheduled to be played on the 24th of September, 2023, at 6:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST), at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide.
South Australian Scorpions – Jemma Barsby (C), Bridget Patterson (VC), Darcie Brown, Emma de Broughe, Josie Dooley, Tahlia McGrath, Anesu Mushangwe, Courtney Neale, Maddie Penna, Kate Peterson, Megan Schutt, Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Australian Capital Territory Meteors – Katie Mack (C), Holly Ferling (VC), Carly Leeson (VC), Alisha Bates, Angelina Genford, Annie Wikman, Gabrielle Sutcliffe, Grace Lyons, Jannatul Sumona, Kayla Burton, Olivia Porter, Paris Bowdler, Rebecca Carter
Players to watch out:
The 23-year-old batter in the previous WNCL season piled on 594 runs, at an average of 54.00, and registered the highest score of 110*. Courtney was part of the Australia ‘A’ team that toured England mid-this year and in the One-Dayers notched up successive fifties. In this summer’s WNCL edition, Courtney in the opener had a cameo to play and did well, scoring an unbeaten 8-ball 19*.
The 27-year-old left-arm spinner, with a 5-fer (5/20 off 10) in the 23-24 WNCL season opener, has picked up from where she left off last summer. It was just another impactful season for Jamma last summer as she scalped 20 wickets in 13 appearances, maintaining an economy rate of 4.70. She also averaged 39.83 with the bat, scoring 239 runs from 10 outings.
The 30-year-old batter is another very promising talent who has displayed consistency in scoring big runs over the past few seasons. Katie, who racked up 371 runs from 12 outings in the previous edition and in the 2021 edition, piled on 418 runs in only 8 innings. Eyeing yet another big season, she got the 23-24 season underway with an unbeaten 95*, and with that, you know what’s to come.
The 21-year-old all-rounder impressed in bits last season, with a string of starts with the bat and a wicket each in most of her outings. In her first appearances this summer, Alisha played a valuable knock in the opener, scoring 43 runs, further enhancing her reputation. With the ball, she finished her 4 overs with figures of 0/20.
The Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, dishes good batting-friendly surfaces, and we can expect it to be no different this season with an average score in the 230s. As indicated by the average score, the wicket has enough in it for bowlers, especially the spinners who can change the course of the game.
The conditions at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, are forecasted to be bright and pleasant for cricket. The temperature is expected to hover around 22°C with light winds and humidity at 46%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Josie Dooley, Courtney Webb, Katie Mack, Emma de Broughe, Bridget Patterson, Tahlia McGrath, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Jemma Barsby, Alisha Bates, Megan Schutt, Kate Peterson
Date – September 24, 2023
Time – 6:00 AM IST
Venue – Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on cricket.com.au and the CA Live app, and it will also be available for streaming on Kayo Sports.