Queensland occupy third spot on the WNCL ladder, with the competition resuming this week after going on hiatus prior to the rebel Women’s Big Bash League.
The squad contains current Australian players Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney and Delissa Kimmince as well as recent Australia ‘A’ selections Sammy Jo Johnson, Georgia Redmayne and Josie Dooley.
Kirby Short, fresh from leading the Brisbane Heat to back-to-back WBBL titles last month, will captain the Queensland team for its matches against the ACT Meteors tomorrow at Blacktown and NSW Breakers on Thursday at Hurstville Oval.
The ACT currently sit in second spot with eight points from two games, with WA leading on net run rate.
Queensland players have warmed up for the resumption of the WNCL with some eye-catching efforts in the Katherine Raymont Shield in the Queensland Premier Cricket competition.
Allrounder Grace Harris produced 73 not from 35 balls and took 5-21 from 3.4 overs in a T20 win for Wests over University of Queensland yesterday while WBBL star Mooney hit 87 not out from 44 balls for Sandgate-Redcliffe in their win over Wests on Saturday.
The Fire will be the second Queensland women’s team in action this week, with the Queensland Country women’s side chasing the Toyota Australian Country Championship titles in Toowoomba. Queensland, runners-up last year, opened their account with a strong win over Victoria Country yesterday.
Matches will be live-scored through cricket.com.au
Konica Minolta Queensland Fire squad
WNCL v ACT, tomorrow, v NSW on Thursday
Kirby Short (c)
Sammy Jo Johnson