The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire will have an ideal build-up to the resumption of the Women’s National Cricket League next week with 10 squad players in action tomorrow in the Katherine Raymont Shield Twenty20 Final between Western Suburbs and Sandgate-Redcliffe at Allan Border Field.
Fire and WBBL Heat captain Kirby Short will lead Wests while Australian batter and ICC T20 Player of the Year Beth Mooney will take the reins for the Gators as the reigning women’s champions seek to join the male counterparts as T20 title holders this season.
Sandgate-Redcliffe men's team claimed a hat-trick of Kookaburra T20 titles recently when they defeated Wests at Allan Border Field.
Mooney, who was in great touch during the WBBL, is coming off 72 not out last weekend for Sandgate-Redcliffe and will be keen to repeat her effort of last season when she claimed the Melissa Bulow Award as player of the match with a dashing 51 off 28 balls.
She will lead a squad containing Fire and Heat players Jemma Barsby,Courtney Hill, Tess Cooper and Georgia Prestwidge.
Wests though will boast their own match-winner, with Fire and Heat allrounder Grace Harris the difference the last time the two teams met recently, smashing 123 not out off just 61 balls and taking 2-6.
Wests also have Queensland and Heat player Holly Ferling as well as teenage wicket-keeper Josie Dooley who played in their WBBL curtain-raiser between the Perry and Lanning XIs chosen from the best U-18 players in the country.
The Queensland Fire will take on Victoria and Western Australia next weekend at Allan Border Field in two key match-ups in the WNCL.
Katherine Raymont Shield Twenty20 Final
Tomorrow, 10th February 2018
Western Suburbs Vs Sandgate-Redcliffe
Allan Border Field, 10am start
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