Brisbane Heat have finalised their squad for the upcoming Big Bash League. Laura Harris has returned for her second stint with the club, along with all-rounder older sister Grace.
Harris scored an 11-ball 32 and helped Heat to beat Sydney Sixers squad by 125/7 whereas Grace picked up a hat-trick. Courtney Sipple and Charli Knott have signed by Heat. 15-year old Knott made her debut earlier this month.
Brisbane heat coach Pete McGiffin is all excited with these new talents. “Courtney has been knocking on the door for a while now to take the next step, so this is a great opportunity for her to demonstrate her skills now.”
“We’re delighted that Charli and Courtney have enjoyed the chance to play juniors and rep cricket within the Queensland female pathways where they have worked hard and made the most of the chances that have come their way.”
“It’s an important investment in the Heat’s future and also for Queensland Cricket to have the girls part of this squad. I’m sure the experience of playing and training alongside the likes of Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince and Jess Jonassen will benefit them no end.”
Talking about Laura Harris, McGiffin told, “She’s taken on some roles for us in our batting that have worked well and it’s good to have her skills to call on for WBBL|04.”
Heat will start their campaign against Adelaide Strikers on Sunday 2 at Junction Oval.
Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Charli Knott, Delissa Kimmince, Sune Luus, Beth Mooney, Georgia Prestwidge, Kirby Short, Courtney Sipple, Laura Wolvaardt