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REBEL WBBL|03

WBBL|03 Season Review

13 February 2018

Now that WBBL|03 has come to a close, we take a look at the season that was for our Hurricanes squad.

 

The Batters

Stefanie Daffara

The stats:

Batting:

Matches   Innings   Runs    Average   Not Outs  Strike Rate   Highest Score
 14 13 184 16.73  1 89.76 30

Review:

One of several new additions to the Hurricanes set-up for WBBL03, Daffara impressed over the course of the tournament as she secured a place at the top of the order.

With nine scores over 10, including 30 against her former side, the Sydney Thunder, and 27 and 28 against the Renegades, Daffara’s season was full of positive intent and solid starts, which she will be looking to further capitalize on moving forward.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Daffara displayed a willingness and capacity to score runs 360 degrees around the wicket, as evidenced by this crafty ramp on her way to 27 against the Renegades.

 

WATCH: Daffara ramps for four against the Renegades

 

Corinne Hall

The stats:

Batting/Fielding:

Matches  Innings  Runs   Average    Strike Rate  Not Outs  Highest Score Catches 
 12 11 60 6.00 75.95 1 14 5

 

Review:

Although Hall didn't score as many runs as she would have liked, the Hurricanes star provided a constant positive and athletic presence in the field and around the group to ensure she was always contributing. With many of her innings requiring her to come in with wickets falling around her, Hall wasn't able to play with the same fluency of past campaigns. Expect her to be back and better than ever for WBBL|04.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Hall is a bona fide star in the field and barely put a foot wrong all campaign, diving and patrolling the in-field to lead from the front.

WATCH: Hall takes a smart catch to dismiss Bolton

 

Veda Krishnamurthy

The stats:

Batting/Fielding:

Matches  Innings   Runs  Average   Not Outs   Strike Rate   Highest Score  Catches
 9 9 144 18 1 101.41 40  2

  

Review:

Krishnamurthy was a valuable addition to this Hurricanes side across the campaign, providing several handy contributions with the bat. Krishnamurthy appeared to become more and more comfortable with Australian conditions as the competition went on, as highlighted by the dynamic 40 she scored in her final innings before departing Australia for India's tour of South Africa.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

It is hard to go past Krishnamurthy's sparkling final knock in the Hurricanes' breakthrough win over the Renegades, but her spectacular diving effort in the outfield against the Heat may just be one of the highlights of the summer.

 

WATCH: Flying Krishnamurthy takes a beauty

 

Sasha Moloney

The stats:

Batting/Fielding:

Matches   Innings    Runs   Average    Not Outs    Strike Rate  Highest Score  Catches 
 8 6 47 11.71 2 117.08 15 3

 

Review:

Moloney showed plenty of promise across her eight matches, chipping in with vital late runs in several innings and living up to her reputation as one of the best fielders in the state with consistently desperate and determined efforts.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Moloney's clear thinking and perfect execution in the field makes her a dangerous proposition for opposition sides, as evidenced by this clever run out in the Hurricanes'' win over the Melbourne Stars.

 

WATCH: Quick thinking Moloney executes run out

 

Georgia Redmayne

The stats:

Batting/Wicketkeeping:

Matches   Innings   Runs   Average  Not Outs     Strike Rate  Highest Score  50s    Catches  Stumpings  
 14 14 297 21.21  0 86.59 53 1 2 1

 

Review:

Redmayne had another consistent season for the Hurricanes, finishing as the side's equal leading run scorer. Redmayne reached at least 20 in seven of her final eight innings for the tournament, underlining her consistency and presence as a rock in the Hurricanes' top order. Knocks of 43, 53 and 40 towards the end of the tournament were just rewards for a player who had looked the goods every time she went out to the middle. On top of her consistency with the bat, Redmayne also kept excellently, making the most of the few chances that came her way.

With her consistent performances across WBBL|03, Redmayne capped off a stellar 2017 that saw her form across the WNCL, WBBL and for Australia A being rewarded with recognition as the Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year at the Allan Border Medal.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Redmayne's second WBBL half century, and first for WBBL|03 came against the Perth Scorchers at Lilac Hill, and saw the talented 'keeper-batter bat with tremendous freedom and class.

WATCH: Redmayne reaches 50 at Lilac Hill

 

Lauren Winfield

The stats:

Batting/Fielding:

Matches   Innings   Runs   Average    Strike Rate    Highest Score   Catches
 8 8 70 9  78.00 15 3

 

Review:

Winfield's first season  in purple didn't go the way she would have liked, with lingering concussion symptoms keeping her out of action for the back end of the tournament. The English international and former Brisbane Heat player made several positive starts throughout her eight matches, and while she didn't go on to register a big score, her experience and knowledge of the game was invaluable  for a group that had significant personnel changes from WBBL|02 into WBBL|03.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Winfield made an immediate impact in her first match as a Hurricane, striking three boundaries against the Adelaide Strikers in the season opener against Glenelg.

 

WATCH: Winfield hits the ground running as a Hurricane

 

The All-Rounders

Erin Fazackerley

The stats:

Batting:

Matches   Innings  Runs  Average  Not Outs  Strike Rate  Highest Score
 5 5 30 7.50 1 120 13

 

Bowling/Fielding:

Wickets  Average  Economy Rate Strike Rate Best Bowling Catches
 1 42 8.40 30 1-7 3

 

Review:

The talented allrounder made her WBBL debut this season and impressed when given the opportunity. Fazackerley showed plenty of positive intent with the bat, while also demonstrating plenty of promise with the ball. After a promising start to her WBBL career, and the experience of playing for the Governor-General’s XI against England earlier in the summer, expect Fazackerley’s star to only shine brighter in the years to come.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Fazackerley impressed in her return to the side when the Hurricanes played the Perth Scorchers at Lilac Hill, taking a catch and getting her first WBBL wicket, the dismissal of English star Natalie Sciver.

WATCH: Fazackerley takes her first WBBL scalp

 

Isobel Joyce

The stats:

Batting:

Matches   Innings  Runs   Average  Strike Rate  Highest Score  50s 
 6 5 99 24.75 96.12 52* 1

 

Bowling/Fielding:

Wickets  Average  Economy Rate  Best Bowling  Catches 
 1 81.00 6.75  1-26 1

 

Review:

Joyce played a big role in the Hurricanes improved performances towards the end of the season, scoring the side's first half century of the tournament against the Scorchers at the WACA, bowling a clutch final over to secure victory over the Renegades and chipping in with other handy contributions across her six matches. A terrific addition to the side who provided a wealth of experience to the group.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Joyce combined well with Georgia Redmayne at the WACA, going on to secure an unbeaten half century.

WATCH: Joyce makes an unbeaten 52 in the west

 

Hayley Matthews

The stats:

Batting:

Matches  Innings  Runs  Average  Strike Rate  Highest Score  
 14 14 297 21.21 94.29 44

Bowling/Fielding:

Wickets  Average  Economy Rate  Strike Rate   Best Bowling   Catches 
 7 51.70 6.92 44.90 2-19 6

 

Review:

A genuine gun with bat and ball, Matthews enjoyed a consistent season at the top of the order, almost always getting off to a start. Matthews expressed disappointment at not going on to post a big total, but her ability to lay a solid foundation at the top of the innings was a consistent theme across the Hurricane' campaign. Few batters are as good to watch a full flight, while her ability to bowl at the start and end of an innings makes her the ideal T20 player. Matthews finished WBBL03 as the side's joint leading run scorer and equal second highest wicket taker.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Matthews put in a player of the match performance in the Hurricanes' final game victory over the Melbourne Stars at the MCG, backing up her 44 with the bat with 1-19, including a clutch final over that secured the win.

 

WATCH: Matthews gets Canes off to a good start

WATCH: Matthews ices game with superb final over

 

Veronica Pyke

The stats:

Batting:

Matches  Innings Runs   Average  Not Outs  Strike Rate  Highest Score 
 14 14 139 13.90 4 94.56 35

 

Bowling/Fielding:

Wickets  Average   Economy Rate  Strike Rate  Best Bowling Catches
 6 47.50 7.13 40 4-17 1

 

Review:

'Ronnie' Pyke had another impressive campaign for the Hurricanes, finishing as the side's third highest wicket-taker and fifth highest run scorer. WBBL|03 proved to be her most successful campaign with the bat, securing a place in the Hurricanes' top six for much of the tournament. Often required to bowl in pressured moments, and used as a pinch-hitting batter when runs were required, Pyke's ability to remain composed under pressure became a valuable asset for the Hurricanes.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Pyke started WBBL|03 in fine form, picking up three wickets in the opening match against the Strikers in Glenelg.

WATCH: Pyke takes four in WBBL|03 opener

 

The Bowlers

Katelyn Fryett

The stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

 Matches Wickets  Average  Economy Rate Strike Rate Best Bowling Catches 
 9 3 57 8.55 40 2-20 2

 

Review:

In her third WBBL campaign Fryett played more games than ever before and impressed by bowling nagging lines and restricting opposition sides. After stringing together a series of impressive performances across the back end of the tournament, Fryett further enhanced her reputation as a valuable new ball bowler in the shortest format of the game.

 

WBBL|03 Highlight:

The highlight of the tournament for Fryett was taking two wickets in an over against the Scorchers at Lilac Hill, and turning the momentum of the clash in doing so.

WATCH: Fryett strikes twice at Lilac Hill

 

Nicola Hancock

The stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches  Wickets  Average  Economy Rate  Strike Rate  Best Bowling 
 14 11 25.50 6.49 23.60 2-18

 

Review:

Hancock had a strong first season in purple, taking 11 wickets to finish the tournament as the Hurricanes' leading wicket taker. Hancock's love for the contest and ability to generate serious pace and bounce out of the wicket made her an instant fan favourite. The 22-year-old right-arm quick is a player to watch moving forward.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Hancock finished the tournament on a high, taking 2-18 and 2-22 in consecutive days against the Melbourne Stars after also taking a wicket in each match against the Perth Scorchers the week earlier.

WATCH: Hancock and Raack combine to dismiss Katie Mack.

 

Brooke Hepburn

The stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches  Wickets  Average  Economy Rate  Strike Rate Best Bowling  Catches 
 12 7 31.90 8.11 23.60 3-24 2

 

Review:

Hepburn had another tidy campaign for the Hurricanes, finishing as the side's second highest wicket taker, with her efforts against the Melbourne Renegades at Blundstone Arena earning her player of the match honours for the first time as the Hurricanes opened their WBBL|03 account.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Hepburn’s 3-24 against the Melbourne Renegades included a stunning double-wicket maiden and ensured the Hurricanes got off the mark in WBBL|03 with a thrilling victory.

WATCH: Hepburn gets Britt as part of double-wicket maiden

 

Meg Phillips

The stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches  Wickets  Economy Rate Best Bowling  Catches 
 2 0  9.00  0-8  1

 

Review:

Phillips played two matches across WBBL|03, facing up against the Sydney Thunder in Launceston and the Melbourne Stars in the final match of the tournament. Phillips didn't do much wrong during her two matches this summer, bowling her overs at dangerous stages of each matches. Despite limited opportunities, Phillips has shown she has all the assets of a valuable T20 bowler and will be a player to watch into the future.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Phillips took a safe catch to hand Nicola Hancock the vital wicket of Alana King, who looked likely to guide the Stars home to victory. The dismissal of King saw the Stars slip to 5-95, and was critical in securing the Hurricanes victory.

WATCH: Phillips takes the catch to remove the dangerous Alana King

 

Celeste Raack

The stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches  Wickets  Average   Economy Rate Strike Rate  Best Bowling    Catches  
 11 2 109.50 7.55 87 1-14 2

 

Review:

Celeste Raack played 11 matches over the course of WBBL|03 and impressed with her variations and willingness to take the batter on. Raack is a bowler who will only improve out of the experience of playing across WBBL|03, and after playing just four matches across WBBL|01 and 02, Raack will take plenty of confidence out of this summer with the knowledge that she has what it takes at the top level.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Raack impressed at the start of the tournament, particularly after taking the big wicket of Tahlia McGrath.

WATCH: Raack traps McGrath in front

 

Emma Thompson

The stats:

Bowling/Fielding:

Matches  Wickets  Average  Economy Rate   Strike Rate  Best Bowling
 4 2 26.50 7.57 21 2-26

 

Review:

Thompson made the most of her limited opportunities across WBBL|03, bowling with an economy of under eight at a very tidy strike rate of 21. Thompson bowled well in the middle to late overs, particularly against the Brisbane Heat, where she took the prized scalps of Delissa Kimmince and Kirby Short.

WBBL|03 Highlight:

Thompson's 2-26 against the Brisbane Heat was a clear standout performance across the duration of WBBL|03, with the dismissal of Heat skipper Kirby Short in the 18th over and Delissa Kimmince in the final over helping to somewhat put the brakes on the Heat's innings.

 

WATCH: Thompson gets the big wicket of Delissa Kimmince

 


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