Well with WBBL|02 officially done and dusted, we thought we would take a look back at how our girls fared throughout the competition and re-live some of the highlights of the season.
7 WINS / 7 LOSSES
Finished 5th on the WBBL ladder
Well there’s probably no surprises here – the skipper was top run-scorer this season, making a total of 502 runs. Not only was this the most runs from all of our girls, the Megastar also top-scored with the bat for the whole WBBL competition! Her high score of 97* against the Heat was again the best from all our Stars, and was the second best of WBBL|02. Don’t think her stats could get any better? The Skipper also hit 61 fours and eight sixes for the comp. And that’s why we call her the Megastar…
Gemma Triscari was our leading wicket-taker this season, snagging 13 in total. Trixie’s best bowling figures came against the Strikers in Perth, where she snagged 3-23 off her fours overs, showing why her pace bowling can prove so dangerous against our opposition.
The Late Recruit
Englishwoman Danielle Hazell received a later call-up to the Stars this season after Beamsy suffered a finger injury and what an impact she had. In just her six games for #TeamGreen, Dani snared nine wickets. Her best saw her take 3-17 against the Sixers. Although only having a short stint with the Stars, Dani proved why she is one of the best T20 bowlers in the world and how her spin bowling is one major weapon. This was definitely one player we could forgive for being a Pom!
Our girls had their best games against the Sydney Sixers in their weekend at Casey Fields that saw them take two seven-wicket wins. The game saw Flem snag Ellyse Perry in both matches in identical fashion, the Megastar make a half-century, JC and K-Mack build a fantastic partnership and Dani Hazell take an impressive 2-15. The matches saw both our batters and our bowlers fire and we saw our girls have their best team performances of the competition.
The Megastar Top-Scores
The skipper made an incredible 97* off 72 balls in a game against the Brisbane Heat to make the highest score of our Stars this season. Smashing 13 fours and three sixes, The Megastar was absolutely crucial in our massive 54-run win. This huge knock was also the second-biggest knock of the WBBL|02 season, and yet again proved why she is the best female batter in the world.
Spending the beginning of the competition sidelined due to a finger injury, Beamsy, in only seven games, showed us why she is one of the best bowling talents in the comp, taking 11 wickets in total. Beamsy’s performance against the Strikers that saw her snag 3-12 off four overs and almost take a hat-trick, was the best outing by any of our bowlers in WBBL|02.
Moira’s Safe Hands
We got one unbelievable catch from the skipper in one of our games against the Sydney Thunder at the Border Bash in Albury and is definitely one we could watch over and over again. With the ball flying high in the air, Moira ran back with the flight of the ball and took a full body dive to take one of the catches of the comp. We were not surprised when the Megastar took such a fantastic catch because we know how could she is in the field, but finishing WBBL|02 with 12 catches, the most of the competition, the Skipper proved that she has the safest hands in the comp.
Wes and JC vs the Hurricanes
Well wasn’t this one awesome game against the Hurricanes, Stars fans!? Not only were we treated to a super performance by Wes at the top of the order, we also saw JC at her absolute best when we were in dire circumstances. This match saw Wes make her first half-century in Stars colours making 51 off 31, and really drive our winning run chase. We then saw JC hit our winning runs in the unlikeliest of circumstances – after smashing a six off the second-last ball and needing another of the final delivery, JC hit a four for the umpire to call a no ball, receive a free hit, and make the winning single off the extra ball. WHAT. A. FINISH.
Our Derby game against the Renegades at the MCG this season saw a record number of #TeamGreen fans make their way through the gates with 24,547 of you coming to show your support for our girls. That’s the biggest ever crowd for a WBBL game! We know how much you Stars fans love your cricket and we know the girls have loved how much support you’ve shown them throughout the season.