WBBL – after two weeks

We’ve now had twelve matches in the Women’s Big Bash League, with the three matches in Melbourne and Sydney on the first weekend followed up by another nine matches in Perth and Launceston last weekend.

While the Sydney Thunder have only played one match, the Brisbane Heat have played six matches, so the results between the teams are still quite lopsided. So far three teams have won all their matches, three have lost all their matches, and two have mixed results.

The winning Thunder and Stars sat out the weekend, while the losing Heat and Sixers returned and were joined by the other four teams.

In summary, this is where each team stands:

  • Stars and Thunder have impressed, but we haven’t seen them this weekend.
  • The Heat lost three close matches, and have bounced back with impressive performances which suggest they will be a team to beat. They’ll still be weighed down by those three losses.
  • The Hurricanes have won all four of their matches, putting them at the top of the table, but two of those were by the slimmest of margins.
  • The Strikers and Renegades have each lost two matches – in each case, they’ve lost one narrowly and one by a large margin.
  • The Scorchers had one easy win, one narrow win and one loss.
  • The Sixers have been disappointing, losing all four of their matches, usually by large margins.

Below the fold I’ll run through the most impressive individual performances.

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WBBL – Grace Harris hits it out of the park

We’ve had a rush of Women’s Big Bash League games being played on Friday and yesterday in Perth and Launceston, with three more due today. I’ll return following the weekend’s play with a summary of the performances, but I wanted to focus particularly on Grace Harris’ performance in last night’s match between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers.

In this innings, she scored the first century of the WBBL, and her first century in top-level Twenty20, before turning around and achieving her best bowling figures in Twenty20 cricket. I’ll run some comparisons to show how impressive the innings was.

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