Reigning Women’s National Cricket League player of the year Georgia Redmayne along with Mikayla Hinkley have relocated to Queensland to join Queensland Fire ahead of 2019-20 season.
Redmayne was the part of Tasmania squad in the WNCL and Hobart Hurricanes in the WBBL. The 25-year-old left-hander batter and wicket keeper Redmayne became the first Tasmanian player to be named as the WNCL player of the year after a prolific domestic one-day season where she scored 275 runs, including three half-centuries, at an average of 45.83 and snared seven catches and four stumpings.
Her move to Queensland has been fuelled by her off-pitch ambition. She is qualified doctor who recently completed her Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine at the University of NSW. Redmayne has relocated to Queensland to take up a one-year placement at the Tweed Hospital.
The Fire already has the International stars like Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney and Delissa Kimmence in their ranks.
Another player to join the Fire is 21-year old batter Mikayla Hinkley. Hinkley made WNCL debut for NSW Breakers as a teenager as well as being a member of the Australian Women’s Youth and High Performance programs. She has played in the WBBL for Hobart, Perth and the Sydney Thunder.
Third player to join the ranks is a teenager Lilly Mills who earns her first ever contract. Mills is an off-spinning allrounder who has played her junior cricket with the Tewantin-Noosa club, and has represented Queensland at U18 level, captained the Cricket Australia XI in youth tournaments, and was a member of the Queensland Academy of Sport squad last year.
Three players departed the Fire are a former Australian player Jess Duffin, who will focus on her AFLW career. Another player to depart was the Dutch international Sterre Kalis who has returned to the Netherlands to help with her country’s bid for higher international honours, while the batter Tess Cooper was also not contracted.
2019-20 Queensland Fire Squad:
Cricket Australia Contracted Players
Jess JONASSEN (University of Qld)
Delissa KIMMINCE (Gold Coast)
Beth MOONEY (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Haidee BIRKETT (University of Qld)
Josie DOOLEY (Wests)
Holly FERLING (Wests)
Grace HARRIS (Wests)
Sammy-Jo JOHNSON (Gold Coast)
Jemma BARSBY (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Meagan DIXON (Wests)
Courtney SIPPEL (Wests)
Laura HARRIS (University of Qld)
Lilly MILLS (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Kirby SHORT (Wests)
Georgia PRESTWIDGE (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Georgia REDMAYNE (Gold Coast)
Mikayla HINKLEY (TBA)