The Fire lost a rain-affected clash against the ACT Meteors in Canberra to open the WNCL season and will look to maintain a recent winning record against the Scorpions when they play their first home game of the 50-over competition.
The Fire have won the past three WNCL games against the Scorpions, which come into Saturday’s game after accounting for the ACT in their opening game.
Queensland allrounder Grace Harris boasts an enviable record against South Australia, scoring 323 runs in the WNCL against the Scorpions, the highest against any opponent.
Harris is on a run-scoring roll, topping the aggregates of the Katherine Raymont Shield in the Bulls Masters Premier Cricket competition.
The powerful striker has scored 1040 runs for Wests so far this summer, averaging a remarkable 130 from her 13 innings.
She and spinner Ash Sims have dominated for Wests so far. Sims, a former Queensland youth player, broke the record for most wickets in a single women’s first grade season last weekend when he return 04 4-23 saw her go past former Fire player Cindy Kross who claimed 35 wickets for Easts-Redlands in 1997-98.
Sims now has 37 scalps at 11.35 with two rounds remaining before the Finals.
The Fire are celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of Australian sports’ longest sponsorships with Konica Minolta entering a quarter-century of support for women’s cricket in the State.
If chosen in the starting XI, Sandgate-Redcliffe off-spinner Lilly Mills would make her WNCL debut.
Queensland Fire v SA Scorpions
Saturday, 10am, Allan Border Field
Match live-streamed via cricket.com.au
Jess Jonassen (c)