Brisbane Heat Finalise WBBL Semi Squad
Minor premiers Brisbane Heat have named an unchanged squad of 13 to prepare for tomorrow’s rebel Women’s Big Bash League semi-final against the Melbourne Renegades at Allan Border Field.
Brisbane are chasing back-to-back titles in the WBBL and take on a Renegades outfit that was a beaten semi-finalist last season and last-start winners over the Heat at Allan Border Field a week ago.
The Heat will play the second semi-final starting at 1.50pm, with the Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers playing off in the first semi-final from 10.10am, with gates open from 9.15am.
There are eight members of last year’s championship squad in the Heat line-up for tomorrow’s semi-final with New Zealand recruits Maddy Green and Amelia Kerr and teenagers Charli Knott and Courtney Sippel in their first finals campaign.
Knott and Sippel were both spectators at last year’s Final at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney when Brisbane defeated the Sydney Sixers.
First-season Heat player Mikayla Hinkley was a member of the Sydney Thunder’s WBBL|01 championship squad.
Opening batter and wicket-keeper Beth Mooney, the second leading runs-scorer in the tournament with 672 runs at 74.67, and allrounder Jess Jonassen were both named this week in the WBBL Team of the Tournament.
The Heat have three of the top six leading wicket-takers in the tournament with Jonassen (19), Delissa Kimmince (17) and Sammy-Jo Johnson (16) leading the way for Brisbane.
Over the Finals Weekend in Brisbane, volunteers will be fundraising for Australian Red Cross at the ground while the League will supply 25 family passes to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Department.
People who can’t make it to the match can donate to Australian Red Cross’s Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund at: https://www.redcross.org.au/WBBL.
rebel WBBL|05 Finals Weekend Ticketing Information
Tickets to the rebel WBBL|05 Finals Weekend are now on sale. For the first time fans are able to purchase a weekend pass that will gain entry to both the Semi-Finals and Final, while entry for kids is free^.
Pricing for the Finals Weekend is as follows:
Kids: Free (ticket redemption required)^
^Kids 15 years and under at date of match. Kids will still need a valid match ticket. Book free kids’ tickets with yours.
Visit www.ticketek.com.au/wbbl to secure tickets for these matches.
rebel Women's Big Bash League
Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades
Allan Border Field, tomorrow, 1.50pm start Qld time.
Coverage on Channel 7, FOX Cricket, Kayo Sports, cricket.com.au, ABC Grandstand on Local Radio and through the ABC Listen App
10. Kirby Short (c)
5. Maddy Green (international)
17. Grace Harris
4. Laura Harris
14. Mikayla Hinkley
58. Sammy-Jo Johnson
21. Jessica Jonassen
48. Amelia Kerr (international)
11. Delissa Kimmince
88. Charli Knott
6. Beth Mooney
16. Georgia Prestwidge
37. Courtney Sippel
Coach: Ashley Noffke, Asst coach: Scott Prestwidge.