Konica Minolta Queensland Fire Set for WNCL Final
The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire has released its squad for Saturday’s Women’s National Cricket League Final against defending champions NSW Breakers at North Sydney Oval.
The Fire have kept the same squad which won both one-day games last weekend to come from fourth spot to qualify for the decider against the Breakers which are into their 23rd straight Final.
Since the WNCL was introduced in 1996-97, Queensland has contested four finals, but it is yet to claim the Ruth Preddy Cup as champions.
The Fire’s last appearance in the Final was in 2016-17 when NSW defeated Queensland at Allan Border Field.
Queensland’s squad contains 10 members of the WBBL Brisbane Heat squad that won the rebel Women’s Big Bash League in Sydney when it defeated the Sydney Sixers.
It includes Australian Women’s players Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince and Beth Mooney as well as Australia A duo Sammy-Jo Johnson and Josie Dooley.
The Fire travel to Sydney this afternoon and will train from 1pm at North Sydney Oval tomorrow.
The game will be livestreamed through cricket.com.au and the Cricket Live application.
2018-19 Women’s National Cricket League FINAL
NSW Breakers v Konica Minolta Queensland Fire
North Sydney Oval, Saturday, 9am Qld time
Queensland: Kirby Short (c), Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Tess Cooper, Josie Dooley, Holly Ferling, Laura Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Georgia Prestwidge, Courtney Sippel, (one to be omitted, 12th player to be named).
Coach: Peter McGiffin. Asst coach Scott Prestwidge.
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