Georgia Redmayne replaces Beth Mooney behind the stumps as Brisbane Heat complete 15-member squad for WBBL06

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Georgia Redmayne will don the gloves replacing Beth Mooney as reigning champions Brisbane Heat confirmed four players to complete their 15-member squad for upcoming Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) squad on Friday (August 28). The other three are Nicola Hancock and Georgia Voll while youngster Charli Knott has re-signed for the club.

The 26-year-old Redmayne, who is also a doctor, made her WBBL mark when she was with Hobart Hurricanes in the first three seasons and will also add strength to the top order. She was with Perth Scorchers previously. On the other hand, this will be Hancock’s fourth WBBL side after she has previously represented Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades.

A former Australia A representative, Hancock will provide depth in the pace attack. “It’s great to have two experienced and talented players in Georgia and Nicola coming into the group, and we will look to give them every opportunity to showcase their skills,” Heat coach Ashley Noffke was quoted as saying to “They have both been Australia A players and it would be rewarding to assist them to further improve their individual games along the way.”

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Voll and Knott are still in their teens and are two of the brightest talents in the squad. The 16-year Voll impressed one and all making her state debut for Queensland last year in the Women’s National Cricket League collecting 314 runs including a career-best of 83 before also taking 12 wickets.

She was also adjudged the Player of the Tournament at the U-18 National Championships prior to her WNCL debut season. However, Knott, who is in her final year of high school in entering her third season as a Brisbane player and is waiting to make her debut. She was included in the Governor General’s XI earlier this year.

“We’re very pleased to secure Georgia Voll for the Heat,” Noffke said. “It was fitting to have (former Heat captain) Kirby Short present her with her first cap for the Queensland Fire last summer and we all noted how mature she was in handling her debut against Victoria. Charli Knott continues to develop and grow as a player and like Georgia, we’re excited about the potential she brings to the squad.”

Earlier, Brisbane has confirmed the services of Nadine de Klerk along with New Zealand pair Maddy Green and Amelia Kerr. “We feel confident we are in a good position to give our best with this group in the coming season,” Noffke said. The WBBL season is scheduled to begin on October 17.

The squad: Jess Jonassen (C), Delissa Kimmince, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Nadine de Klerk, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Voll, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Charli Knott, Mikayla Hinkley, Lilly Mills and Courtney Sippel.