With Australian players currently involved in the International Tri-Series against England and India, the Fire have drawn on two of Queensland’s most promising young players for the games against Victoria and South Australia on Tuesday and Thursday.
Queensland will be without the Australian trio of Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen and Delissa Kimmince but have more than capable replacements in the form of Voll and Knott who are both coming off successful campaigns.
Knott was captain of the Queensland Under-18 women’s team that finished second in the T20 competition and joint champions in the one-day component of the National titles in Hobart earlier this month.
Knott, 17, has played four WNCL games for Queensland.
She then played for the Cricket Australia XI and Governor General’s XI in matches against Australia and India.
Voll, who comes from Toowoomba and plays in the Katherine Raymont Shield for Sandgate-Redcliffe, was the Player of the Championships after a fine all-round campaign that saw her score 314 runs at 34.9 with a top score of 83 and take 12 wickets at an average of 11.4 including best figures of 4-10.
Voll, 16, is also the second leading runs-scorer in the Katherine Raymont Shield, hitting 709 runs at 59.08 with two centuries.Queensland sit in fourth spot at the moment in the WNCL and would need to win both remaining games, with bonus points in play, and need other results to fall in their favour to snatch a top-two spot.
Allan Border Field will host three WNCL matches next week with admission free.
Women’s National Cricket League, Allan Border Field
Tuesday 4 February, 10am
Queensland v Victoria
Wednesday 5 February, 10am
Victoria v South Australia
Thursday 6 February, 10am
Queensland v South Australia
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