Queensland Fire Announce Squad for 2024-25 WNCL Season

Queensland rope in the trio of youngsters, Lily Bassingthwaighte, Lucinda Bourke, and Mikayla Wrigley along with Lauren Winfield-Hill for the upcoming edition of the WNCL.

Queensland Fire Announce Squad for 2024-25 WNCL Season
Queensland Fire Announce Squad for 2024-25 WNCL Season

The Queensland Women’s team led by the stand-in skipper Georgia Redmayne who took over the leadership duties in Jess Jonassen’s absence midway through the tournament had a great campaign in the 2023/24 edition of the tournament. They finished 2nd on the points table with 41 points from 12 matches during the league stages. Their three defeats in the season came against Tasmania, South Australia, and New South Wales.

However, they ended up as the runners-up of the tournament courtesy of their 6-wicket defeat against Tasmania led by skipper Elysse Villani. The 20-year-old all-rounder Georgia Voll was the leading run-scorer for Queensland with 459 runs to her name at an average of 41.72 in 12 innings. The 20-year-old leg-spinner Grace Parson was the leading wicket-taker for her side as well as for the tournament with 20 wickets to her name at an average of 19.90 and an economy of 4.58 in 13 innings.

The Queensland Fire have retained their regular skipper Jess Jonassen and Grace Harris for the upcoming edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL). While they have also roped in the experienced wicket-keeper batter from England Lauren Winfield-Hill, the trio of youngsters Lily Bassingthwaighte, Lucinda Bourke, and Mikayla Wrigley for the upcoming edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL).

“Lauren Winfield-Hill was great around the group this season. Her experience and batting ability has been identified as an important element to maintain across the summer. We’re of course very pleased to have three more young Queenslanders emerge from our underage elite teams and look forward to providing them with opportunities to grow their skills and make an impact on the game.” Queensland Cricket General Manager of elite cricket Joe Dawes speaks about being pleased about having the experience of Lauren Winfield-Hill, alongside the trio of youngsters in Queensland for the upcoming edition of the WNCL.

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List of contracted players for Queensland Fire for the 2024-25 edition of the WNCL:

Lily Bassingthwaighte, Bonnie Berry, Lucinda Burke, Sianna Ginger, Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Kira Holmes, Jess Jonassen, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Lauren Winfield-Hill, and Mikayla Wrigley.

Zoe Cooke, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, and Ruth Johnston have been released from the contract list for the upcoming edition of the tournament.

The Queensland Fire’s WNCL campaign will get underway towards the end of September, later this year.

(Quotes sourced from Cricket Australia Press Release)

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