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Perth Scorchers: English Duo Headline Scorchers Signing Spree

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The Perth Scorchers have secured the signatures of English internationals Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn for the upcoming rebel Women’s Big Bash League season.The Scorchers have now finalised their 15-player squad for WBBL|06, with the signing of this pair completing the list.

Jones returns to Perth for a third season following a stellar WBBL|05 that saw her finish the competition inside the top 10 run-scorers.

A consistent top-order contributor, Jones amassed 391 runs over 13 matches and was involved in four 100-run partnerships last season.

Jones says her return to the Scorchers was made even more enticing by the opportunity to play under Shelley Nitschke and alongside Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine.

“I’m thrilled to be back with the Scorchers for a third year, Perth definitely feels like a home away from home and I love being part of this team,” she said.

“Shelley, Sophie and Beth all have so much experience and success, and I can’t wait to learn from them and see what can be achieved by this group.”

Jones was just as thrilled with the news that her Loughborough Lightning teammate Sarah Glenn would be joining her in orange this season.

“Sarah is an exciting player and a great teammate, I’m sure she’ll be a key bowler for us, and she can hit a very long ball.” she said.

It’s 21-year-old Glenn’s first trip to the WBBL, but she is no stranger to Australian conditions having performed well for England at the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, including a 3-15 performance against Pakistan.

Primarily a leg-spinner, Glenn is a multi-dimensional cricketer and has opened the batting for Loughborough Lightning in the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL), the women’s T20 tournament in the UK.

In last season’s WCSL, only four spinners took more wickets than Glenn, and none at a stingier economy rate; her 11 wickets cost just 6.05 runs per over.

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to join the Scorchers, I can’t wait to get out there and meet the team,” Glenn said.

“I’m hoping to bring something different with the ball and be dangerous with the bat, I want to help the team achieve success this season.”

Scorchers head coach Shelley Nitschke said;

“We’re delighted to have Amy Jones back for another year, she will again play an important top-order batting role for us.

“Amy’s a proven international talent, she’s a clean ball-striker who brings experience and a no-fuss approach.

“Sarah is an exciting leg-spinner who will offer great variety to our bowling attack.

“She’s played well in Australia before with England and that will give her great confidence heading into her first WBBL campaign.”

Scorchers full squad:

Sophie Devine (c)
Jemma Barsby
Sam Betts
Megan Banting
Nicole Bolton
Mathilda Carmichael
Piepa Cleary
Sarah Glenn
Heather Graham
Amy Jones
Emma King
Beth Mooney
Taneale Peschel
Chloe Piparo
Georgia Wyllie


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