“I’m really looking forward to joining the girls in Adelaide and getting stuck into pre-season and working with Luke (Williams, Head Coach) and Jude (Coleman, Assistant Coach) who are such experienced coaches,” said the 18-year-old Peterson, who made her Women’s Big Bash League debut for Sydney Thunder last year.
“When SA expressed interest I jumped at the opportunity, and I’m looking forward to a new scenery to help progress my cricket.”
Peterson will add to the impressive seam-bowling attack of South Australia, that boasts of Megan Schutt, ">Darcie Brown as well as Tahlia McGrath.
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“After some improved and encouraging performances and results in the WNCL last season we are pleased to retain consistency in our contracted playing group as we seek to take further steps forward in the 2021-22 season,” said Williams on the announcement.
“With Darcie Brown’s elevation to a Cricket Australia contract which we are delighted about, we are equally thrilled that Kate has accepted a contract to join the SA Scorpions. We’re certain Kate will be a great acquisition for the SA Scorpions and South Australian cricket and look forward to seeing her continue to develop and prosper in our program.”
South Australia finished fifth in the Women's National Cricket League last season, winning four and losing four games.
Squad: Jemma Barsby, Samantha Betts, Emma De Broughe, Eliza Doddridge, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Brooke Harris, Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Kate Peterson, Alex Price, Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Darcie Brown, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt