ACT Meteors captain Erin Osborne is hopeful that the new Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) schedule will bring better cricket and better fan engagement to the competition. The new format means two extra games for each team before the Big Bash Twenty20 competition and then returning for the last six WNCL games from January. Welcoming the change, Osborne said, “Only having six [WNCL] games in previous years means if you lost one game it makes it quite difficult, pretty much means your season is over.”
The Meteors are trying to capitalise on the growth of women’s cricket, bolstered by the Big Bash and the successful Ashes campaign earlier this year. For this, they are going to do a community blitz to promote cricket among young girls and to attract more crowd to their matches this year.
The Meteors will start their season with a road trip double against Victoria and South Australia in Adelaide on September 22 and 24.
They will resume the WNCL campaign against New South Wales (NSW) before hosting the last four games against Queensland, NSW, Tasmania and Western Australia.
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