Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince and Jess Jonassen joined in the revelry with their Aussie teammates in the West Indies in the wake of Australia’s eight-wicket win over England in the Final.
The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire trio helped Australia win the trophy for the fourth time, with Mooney and Kimmince contributing in the Final while Jonassen, who overcame a knee injury to take her place in the Australian Women’s squad, saw action during the lead-in matches.
Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters said the trio were outstanding ambassadors for their sport.
“Each of them is skillful, talented and hard-working, traits they share with their successful national teammates,’’ he said.
“We have been privileged to witness their dedication and sacrifice over the past two years as they built towards this moment and it is no surprise to declare that Queensland Cricket is incredibly proud of their efforts.
“They have each had to overcome plenty of challenges and obstacles and Queensland’s coaching and support staff have been pleased to assist them achieve their dreams.”
“Off the field, they are generous and insightful, especially when it comes to interacting with the growing number of women and girls who enjoy playing cricket in Queensland.
“Beth (Hervey Bay), Delissa (Warwick) and Jess (Rockhampton) all learned their cricket in regional centres in Queensland and that speaks volumes about the important role they will play now and, in the future, to strengthen and grow the game in the State.”
The trio will return to Australia later this week with their national squad mates to prepare for next weekend’s opening round of the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League when they will play for the WBBL Brisbane Heat on Sunday against the Adelaide Strikers in Melbourne.
Mooney will potentially have further reason to celebrate this week, being a finalist for the 2018 Queensland Sport Star of the Year awards which will be announced on Wednesday at the Brisbane Convention Centre.