Amanda-Jade Wellington re-signs with Adelaide Strikers for three years

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Amanda-Jade Wellington, the 24-year-old leg-spinner, has re-signed with Adelaide Strikers for three more years, the club announced on Thursday (July 8). Wellington has been part of the Adelaide Strikers since the inaugural season of Women’s Big Bash League in 2015. With this extension, she will remain with Strikers till WBBL09.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Strikers blue since my very first game and can’t wait to continue for another three seasons,” said Wellington, who was clear about continuing with the Strikers.

“We are really a family here and I can’t wait to see the fans again at Karen Rolton Oval and in Nuriootpa, where we loved playing a couple of years ago. We finished on a high last season and hope to continue that momentum into a bigger Big Bash season for all.”

Wellington has represented Strikers in all of their 85 fixtures across seasons along with Australian bowler Megan Schutt and top-order batter Bridget Patterson. She has 80 wickets to her name with a healthy economy rate of 6.77. She also improved on her batting and scored 164 runs in WBBL06 with a strike rate of 138.98. She hit a 25-ball 48 last season against Perth Scorchers in a thrilling contest.

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Strikers will play three of their home games at the Karen Rolton Oval, a move which was welcomed by General Manager, Kate Harness. The entire sixth edition of the WBBL was played out of the Sydney Hub.

"Our WBBL07 fixture is a very pleasing result for our fans, who are continually the best in the competition, to watch the best female athletes in the country play at the stunning facility that is Karen Rolton Oval (KRO),” said Harness.

“We certainly missed the presence of our passionate supporters last year, but we are very happy to be returning to play at KRO, and also the great venue in Centennial Park Oval in Nuriootpa after we first took the game there in 2019. The TV fixtures are also a big win, which will provide the Strikers faithful the chance to continue to tune in to our team in the competition that is Australia’s highest rating women’s sporting league on a per game basis.”