Amy Jones, Sarah Glenn to play for Perth Scorchers in WBBL06

Sarah Glenn (c) celebrates the fall of a wicket with Amy Jones (l) and Danielle Wyatt. © ICC

Perth Scorchers have signed England internationals Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn for the upcoming season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), the club announced on Friday (October 2). This will be Jones’ third season with the Scorchers and Glenn will be making her maiden appearance.

With these two signings, Perth Scorchers have locked their 15-member squad ahead of the sixth season of WBBL starting on October 25.

Amy Jones has scored 631 runs in her 26 appearance for the Scorchers. She had a productive WBBL05 where she racked up 391 runs at an average of 32.58 from 13 innings.

The England wicket-keeper expressed her delight to able to return to the Perth-based side for a third season and is excited at the prospect of playing with Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine under the guidance of Shelley Nitschke.

“I’m thrilled to be back with the Scorchers for a third year, Perth definitely feels like a home away from home and I love being part of this team,” Jones said. “Shelley, Sophie and Beth all have so much experience and success, and I can’t wait to learn from them and see what can be achieved by this group.”

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Sarah Glenn, who made her international debut in 2019, has played 15 T20Is for England so far, taking 22 wickets at an average of 12.63 and an economy rate of 5.34. 21-year-old Glenn was part of England’s 2020 T20 World Cup squad in Australia and finished with 6 wickets from 4 matches. The leg-spinner was also the player of the series in the recently concluded T20I series against West Indies at home.

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to join the Scorchers, I can’t wait to get out there and meet the team,” she said. “I’m hoping to bring something different with the ball and be dangerous with the bat, I want to help the team achieve success this season.”

Jones, who played alongside Glenn for Loughborough Lightning in the now-defunct Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL), expressed her happiness in Glenn joining her at the Scorchers.

“Sarah is an exciting player and a great teammate, I’m sure she’ll be a key bowler for us, and she can hit a very long ball.” she said.

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Nitschke, head coach of the side, believes Jones’ clean striking ability will be an asset at the top-order for the Scorchers and Glenn will add much needed variety to their bowling attack.

“We’re delighted to have Amy Jones back for another year, she will again play an important top-order batting role for us. Amy’s a proven international talent, she’s a clean ball-striker who brings experience and a no-fuss approach,” Nitschke said.

“Sarah is an exciting leg-spinner who will offer great variety to our bowling attack. She’s played well in Australia before with England and that will give her great confidence heading into her first WBBL campaign.”

Squad: Sophie Devine (c), Jemma Barsby, Samantha Betts, Nicole Bolton, Piepa Cleary, Heather Graham, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Beth Mooney, Mathilda Carmichael, Amy Jones, Sarah Glenn, Megan Banting, Georgia Wyllie