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WEBER WBBL|07

Stars sign trio for upcoming Weber WBBL

14 September 2021

Experienced batter Anna Lanning and 17 year-old emerging talents Rhys McKenna and Georgia Gall have all put pen to paper with the Melbourne Stars for the upcoming Weber WBBL season.

Lanning has re-signed with Team Green for a second consecutive season after joining from cross-town rivals at the Renegades ahead of WBBL|06.

Gall was a member of the Stars squad last season and she and McKenna were both members of Cricket Victoria’s under-19 emerging performance squad in 2020.

Lanning said she was pleased to re-sign with the club ahead of an exciting Weber WBBL|07.

“I have really enjoyed my time at the Stars, and I am excited to continue my WBBL journey with the club. We do exceptionally well in developing young players, so I am excited to work alongside both Georgia, Rhys and the other younger players to help them progress through the ranks and live out their cricketing dreams.” Lanning said.

Melbourne Stars WBBL Head Coach Jarrad Loughman said he was pleased about the injection of both youth and experience in the squad.

“We saw what Anna could do last year and we are very happy that she has recommitted with us. She is an explosive player with a lot of experience and the whole group are looking forward to seeing her in action again this season,” Loughman said.

“We had Georgia involved in the squad last season which proved to be great experience for her and we're glad to offer Rhys the same opportunity this year. With the support of our experienced coaching group, we know they will develop and push for selection throughout the season.”

Melbourne Stars General Manager Blair Crouch was optimistic ahead of the season starting in over a month’s time.

“Our WBBL squad is starting to take shape and we think we have a great balance of experience and youth. We know how capable the squad is and we are confident of our chances in the upcoming season,” Crouch said.

Current squad: Meg Lanning (c), Elyse Villani, Annabel Sutherland, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Anna Lanning, Georgia Gall, Rhys McKenna, Erin Osborne.