Match no. 10 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) is set to take place between South Australia Scorpions and Western Australia. The game is scheduled to take place at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, on the 10th of October, 2023, at 5:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
South Australia Scorpions – Jemma Barsby (C), Bridget Patterson (VC), Emma de Broughe, Josie Dooley, Eleanor Larosa, Anesu Mushangwe, Courtney Neale, Annie O’Neil, Maddie Penna, Kate Peterson, Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Ella Wilson
Western Australia – Chloe Piparo (C), Chloe Ainsworth, Zoe Britcliffe, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Darke, Ashley Day, Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffith, Shay Manolini, Lilly Mills, Poppy Stockwell, Georgia Wyllie
Players to watch out:
The 29-year-old batter has been one of the most consistent batters in the WNCL in recent years. Bridget, who amassed 288 runs in 8 innings during the ’21-22 season, added 337 runs to her tally from 13 games in the following edition. In the ongoing edition, Bridget has notched up successive fifties (51 and 52) to kick off her season and wouldn’t want to drop her momentum to miss out on a strong finish, unlike last season.
The 20-year-old pacer first burst onto the scene in the 2021-22 season, contributing with 36 runs and 7 wickets from 8 games. In the following edition, Kate scalped as many as 17 wickets, including a fifer (5/34) from 11 outings. Kate, earlier this year, also toured England with the ‘A’ squad, which gives an impression of her quality. Though her England tour wasn’t fruitful, she’s kicked off her WNCL campaign with figures of 4/34 and 2/29.
The 25-year-old all-rounder has grown in her role and is now a vital asset in the Western Australia XI. In her previous couple of WNCL seasons, Amy has amassed 424 runs and taken 22 wickets in 19 games. This summer, a couple of games into the competition, Amy has yet to be required with the bat but continues to remain effective with the ball, recording figures of 0/27 (5) and 2/30 (9).
The 22-year-old pacer picked up 10 wickets from 5 games in the 2022 WNCL season, and in the following season, had a below-par performance, finishing with only 5 wickets from 6 games, though she chipped in scoring 62 runs, including the best of 22*. In her first appearances this summer, Zoe has impressed, producing figures of 3/25 (8) and 2/21 (6) in the round 1 fixtures against Victoria.
The Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, dishes a fairly balanced center wicket that offers runs for batters and provides a good amount of assistance to bowlers as well. The average score at the venue is in the 230s, and spinners tend to have the upper hand on this track.
The temperature is expected to hover around 23°C, with light winds and humidity at 68%. The forecasted conditions promise a complete day of action at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide.
Fantasy playing XI:
Maddy Darke, Courtney Webb, Chloe Piparo, Emma de Broughe, Bridget Patterson, Piepa Cleary, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Amy Edgar, Jemma Barsby, Kate Peterson, Zoe Britcliffe
Date – October 10, 2023
Time – 5:00 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.