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Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn headline Scorchers signing spree

England's Amy Jones catches out Australia's Alyssa Healy
England's Amy Jones catches out Australia's Alyssa Healy
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“I’m thrilled to be back with the Scorchers for a third year, Perth definitely feels like a home away from home and I love being part of this team,” she said.

“Shelley, Sophie and Beth all have so much experience and success, and I can’t wait to learn from them and see what can be achieved by this group.”

Jones was just as thrilled with the news that her Loughborough Lightning teammate Sarah Glenn would be joining her in orange this season.

“Sarah is an exciting player and a great teammate, I’m sure she’ll be a key bowler for us, and she can hit a very long ball.” she said.

It’s 21-year-old Glenn’s first trip to the WBBL, but she is no stranger to Australian conditions having performed well for England at the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, including a 3-15 performance against Pakistan.

Primarily a leg-spinner, Glenn is a multi-dimensional cricketer and has opened the batting for Loughborough Lightning in the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL), the women’s T20 tournament in the UK.

In last season’s WCSL, only four spinners took more wickets than Glenn, and none at a stingier economy rate; her 11 wickets cost just 6.05 runs per over.

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to join the Scorchers, I can’t wait to get out there and meet the team,” Glenn said.

“I’m hoping to bring something different with the ball and be dangerous with the bat, I want to help the team achieve success this season.”

Scorchers head coach Shelley Nitschke said;

“We’re delighted to have Amy Jones back for another year, she will again play an important top-order batting role for us.

“Amy’s a proven international talent, she’s a clean ball-striker who brings experience and a no-fuss approach.

“Sarah is an exciting leg-spinner who will offer great variety to our bowling attack.

“She’s played well in Australia before with England and that will give her great confidence heading into her first WBBL campaign.”

  •  Scorchers full squad:
  • Sophie Devine (c)
  • Jemma Barsby
  • Sam Betts
  • Megan Banting
  • Nicole Bolton
  • Mathilda Carmichael
  • Piepa Cleary
  • Sarah Glenn
  • Heather Graham
  • Amy Jones
  • Emma King
  • Beth Mooney
  • Taneale Peschel
  • Chloe Piparo
  • Georgia Wyllie