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Triscari retires from WBBL

09 September 2018

The Melbourne Stars would like to thank Gemma Triscari, Anna Lanning and Hayleigh Brennan for their service to the Club and wishes them well for the future.

West Australian-born Triscari has called time on her WBBL career, announcing her retirement to focus on her career as a high school teacher.

Triscari made her state debut in 2007-08 as a 17-year-old and has since played 56 T20 matches for the Western Fury, and over 100 matches across all formats.

At the conclusion of the 2011-12 season, Triscari won the highest honour for women’s cricket in WA, the Zoe Goss Medal. She took 15 T20 wickets that season at an economy rate of just six.

A foundation member, the fast-medium bowler has notched up 30 wickets in 35 matches at the Stars. Her best game came against Sydney Thunder in WBBL|01 when Triscari took four wickets, including a hat-trick, for just 10 runs off two overs.

A fan favourite, Triscari reflected fondly on her time with the Stars.

“I have loved my three years with the Stars and am very proud to have been a foundation member of the Club.

“I’m so thrilled I made the move to Melbourne three years ago and I am grateful the Stars gave me an opportunity to play in their inaugural WBBL season and beyond.

“I have forged so many memories with teammates, coaches, staff and fans that I cherish, and I wish the team and all at the Club all the best in coming years.”

All-rounder Lanning represented the Stars on 30 occasions in her three seasons at the Club, scoring a total of 262 runs and contributing in the field. She notched her highest individual total of 35 against Sydney Thunder in WBBL|03, combining for an 83-run stand with Mignon du Preez in sweltering conditions at Howell Oval in Penrith.

Medium-pace bowler Brennan progressed from development rookie in WBBL|01 to earn herself an elite contract in WBBL|02 and made her debut in the Stars’ opening match of the WBBL|03 season against the Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval. Brennan sustained a finger injury at training before the Stars’ second match and was not able to break back into the side for the remainder of the season.

Melbourne Stars CEO Clint Cooper said:

“We would like to thank all players for their contribution and commitment during their time at the Stars and wish them all the best for the future.

“All three players have been involved with the Club since WBBL|01 and we would like to acknowledge all of them for their outstanding service to the Club both on and off the field.”