All the WNCL teams have frozen their squads for the upcoming season. Ellyse Perry’s move from NSW to Victoria has been a talking point but also Nicola Carey’s surprise move from NSW to Hobart has caught the eye.
The Meteors will this enter the season after securing the services of former Australia allrounder Sarah Coyte, who is making her return to domestic 50-over cricket after retiring from the international game in 2016.
ACT have offered contracts to Isabelle Afaras the Australian Under 19s squad member. Amy Yates and former Breaker Carly Leeson have also secured the contracts.
Ins: Sarah Coyte, Amy Yates, Isabelle Afaras, Carley Leeson
Outs: Sam Bates, Erin Burns, Clara Iemma, Hayley Jensen
ACT contracts: Erin Osborne, Isabelle Afaras, Maitlan Brown, Zoe Cooke, Sarah Coyte, Nicola Hancock, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Anna Lanning, Carly Leeson, Matilda Lugg, Katie Mack, Angela Reakes, Amy Yates
Reigning champions NSW have lost few prominent players as Ellyse Perry and Nicola Carey have opted to switch the sides. The Breakers have offered contracts to three teenagers along with Erin Burns, who earned a contract after an impressive WBBL season.
Ins: Hayley Silver-Holmes, Stella Campbell, Maddy Darke, Phoebe Litchfield, Erin Burns
Outs: Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, Maisy Gibson, Belinda Vakarewa
CA contracts: Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes
NSW contracts: Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Laruen Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Saskia Horley, Phoebe Litchfield, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson
The runners up Fire are looking bolster their squad in a bid to to go one step further this season after falling short in the 2018-19 final to NSW. Georgia Redmayne, last season’s player of the tournament, has made the move north from Tasmania and will join an already impressive Queensland squad.
The three off-season departures include former Southern Stars batter Jess Duffin, who is opting to focus on her AFLW career.
Ins: Georgia Redmayne, Mikayla Hinkley, Lilly Mills
Outs: Jess Duffin, Tess Cooper, Sterre Kalis
CA contracts: Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney
Qld contracts: Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Holly Ferling, Grace Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jemma Barsby, Meagan Dixon, Courtney Sippel, Laura Harris, Lilly Mills, Kirby Short, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Mikayla Hinkley
Scorpions have a change in their think tank as they’ve appointed new coach Luke Williams as they look to improve on last season’s performances.
National Performance Squad members Amanda-Jade Wellington and Tahlia McGrath are among the young guns hoping to take the Scorpions to the next level this summer, while lesser-known players like Darcie Brown, Stacey Oates and Emma de Broughe have all impressed in the state set-up and have scored their first contracts.
Ins: Stacey Oates, Emma de Broughe, Darcie Brown
Outs: Katelyn Pope, Sarah Lowe, Brooke Harris, Kelly Armstrong
CA contracts: Megan Schutt
SA squad: Megan Schutt, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Tahlia McGrath, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Tabatha Saville, Alex Price, Sam Betts, Annie O’Neil, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Stacey Oates, Darcie Brown, Emma De Broughe, Ellie Falconer
Roar have included five new faces in their squad including Australian all-rounder Nicola Carey.
Belinda Vakarewa and Maisy Gibson have joined Carey in moving from NSW, Samantha Bates has joined from the ACT, while Emily Smith comes across from Western Australia.
Notable departures include stalwart Veronica Pyke as well as Georgia Redmayne, who has relocated to QLD to pursue her medical career.
Ins: Samantha Bates, Nicola Carey, Maisy Gibson, Emily Smith, Belinda Vakarewa
Outs: Ashley Day, Veronica Pyke, Celeste Raack, Georgia Redmayne
CA contracts: Nicola Carey
Tasmania squad: Samantha Bates, Nicola Carey, Stef Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Katelyn Fryett, Maisy Gibson, Corinne Hall, Brooke Hepburn, Emma Mannix-Geeves, Sasha Moloney, Meg Phillips, Emily Smith, Emma Thompson, Belinda Vakarewa, Courtney Webb
Ellyse Perry has been the biggest transfer of the season as she moved from NSW to Victoria for family reasons.
Two teenagers, Tess Flintoff and Lucy Cripps, have earned their first state contracts, while long-time Victorian player Emma Inglis has been delisted.
Ins: Ellyse Perry, Tess Flintoff, Lucy Cripps
Outs: Emma Inglis
CA contracts: Ellyse Perry, Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham
Victoria squad: Kristen Beams, Makinley Blows, Lucy Cripps, Elly Donald, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Alana King, Meg Lanning, Sophie Molineux, Courtney Neale, Rhiann O’Donnell, Ellyse Perry, Chloe Rafferty, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani, Amy Vine, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
Sophie Devine of New Zealand has been playing in WNCL has been one of the a huge addition for the Western Fury.
Head coach and former Australia player Lisa Keightley is content with the largely unchanged squad, but excited by the two new faces in the Fury camp; Molly Healy is a young quick from South Perth, and Ashely Day is a batter who’s jumped ship from New South Wales.
Ins: Ashley Day, Sophie Devine, Molly Healy
Outs: Mel Cameron, Bhavi Devchand, Emily Smith
CA contracts: Nicole Bolton
WA contracts: Nicole Bolton, Megan Banting, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sheldyn Cooper, Ashley Day, Sophie Devine, Amy Edgar, Heather Graham, Molly Healy, Kath Hempenstall, Ashlee King, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo