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Statewide Super SA Scorpions make 4 new signings ahead of the 2020-21 Women's NCL season

Australia's Megan Schutt

The Statewide Super SA Scorpions have made four new signings ahead of the 2020-21 Women's National Cricket League season.

Queenslanders Jemma Barsby and Josie Dooley have made the move to South Australia, as well as Tasmanian middle-order batter Courtney Webb.

Dual Karen Rolton Medallist Brooke Harris also returns to the Scorpions squad after an outstanding 2019-20 season with Sturt in Premier Cricket.

Harris took an incredible 34 wickets at 8.24, which was the most wickets ever for a women’s First Grade campaign, and she also finished sixth in the competition for runs with 232.

Barsby, 24, is an ambidextrous off-spin bowler who also made 121 runs and a high score of 63 from six WNCL matches for Queensland last season.

Fellow Queenslander Dooley, 20, is an up-and-coming wicketkeeper-batter who won the rebel WBBL|04 title with the Brisbane Heat and represented Australia A in a T20 series against India in December.

Webb, 20, has impressed at WNCL and Big Bash level with Tasmania and the Melbourne Renegades respectively, famously striking a six off the last ball from Sydney Sixers bowler Marizanne Kapp to clinch victory in November.

Scorpions Head Coach Luke Williams is pleased with the assembled squad

“With Tahlia’s deserved elevation to Cricket Australia’s contract list, we’re delighted with the four players we have been able to add to our Scorpions group for the coming season and are really looking forward to what each will bring to our squad,” Williams said.

“They each have fine attributes adding depth to the group, and we welcome back Brooke  who was so impressive in all facets last year.

“Shae Daley, Stacey Oates and Tabatha Saville have all advised that they did not wish to be considered for a WNCL contract for the coming season, and we extend our thanks to each of them for their contribution to our program.”


Full 2020-21 Statewide Super SA Scorpions contract list

Megan Schutt (c) (Cricket Australia Contract)

Tahlia McGrath (vc) (Cricket Australia Contract)

Jemma Barsby

Sam Betts

Darcie Brown

Emma De Broughe

Eliza Doddridge

Josie Dooley

Ellie Falconer

Brooke Harris

Tegan McPharlin

Annie O'Neil

Bridget Patterson

Alex Price

Courtney Webb

Amanda-Jade Wellington


In: Barsby, Dooley, Harris, Webb

Out: Daley, Oates, Saville

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