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Perth Scorchers squad locked in for WBBL07

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The Perth Scorchers are thrilled to confirm four massive signings to complete its squad for the upcoming Weber Women’s Big Bash League tournament.Ash Day, Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffith and Lilly Mills have all put pen to paper to round out a Scorchers squad stacked with talent.

Griffith, a genuine allrounder who bowls medium pace, joins the Scorchers having previously played with both Sydney-based Big Bash League clubs.

The New South Wales native has previously captained the Breakers in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the side.

Promising off-spinner Lilly Mills will complement Perth’s spin stocks and add variation to the wrist-spin of Alana King.

The 20-year-old was a member of the Queensland Fire squad that won the WNCL last season and will link up with state teammate Beth Mooney at the Scorchers for WBBL|07.

Destructive local batters Ash Day and Amy Edgar will both compete for a spot in Perth’s power-packed batting line up.

Edgar, a dominant batter for Melville in the Alcohol.Think Again Premier Cricket A-Grade T20 competition, displayed glimpses of her finishing ability late in last year’s WNCL season when she smashed 96 runs at a strike rate of 89.72 across the final two innings of her season.

The quartet of signings cap a bumper off-season that has seen the Club secure elite international and local talent as it aims to breakthrough for a maiden WBBL title.

Most of the Scorchers squad has arrived in Perth and will train together before departing for Hobart next Friday to begin their WBBL|07 campaign.

Perth Scorchers Head Coach Shelley Nitschke said:

“We’re thrilled with how our squad has come together and are excited for what can be achieved this season.

“Lisa Griffith has a wealth of experience and has played in successful teams throughout her career, she will add plenty of value on and off-field.

“Ash Day and Amy Edgar give our batting more depth, while Lilly is a developing off-spinner who adds a different dimension to our squad.

“Our squad this year has high-talent, high-quality individuals and believe we are well placed heading into WBBL|07.”

The Perth Scorchers WBBL|07 squad will be at the WACA Ground this Sunday for the Scorchers Fan Day.

There will be plenty of family activities on offer and Scorchers players will be signing autographs for fans before the season kicks off.

Players from both WBBL and BBL squads will be available to media on request at Fan Day.

Click here for WBBL Fixtures. Tickets for Perth Scorchers matches at the WACA Ground will go on sale on Tuesday, 12 October from Ticketek, with adults $10 and concession $5, plus agency fees. Entry for children is free.

Perth Scorchers WBBL|07 Squad:
Sophie Devine (C)
Chamari Athapaththu
Samantha Betts
Mathilda Carmichael
Piepa Cleary
Ashley Day
Amy Edgar
Heather Graham
Lisa Griffith
Marizanne Kapp
Alana King
Lilly Mills
Beth Mooney
Taneale Peschel
Chloe Piparo


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