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The Sydney Sixers have taken a positive step to shore up their bowling stocks by signing teenage bowling all-rounder Angelina Genford for Weber WBBL|08.

The 19-year-old made her WBBL debut last season for the Hobart Hurricanes but will return to Sydney, where she has made a name for herself in Premier Cricket and the NSW Pathway system, for this year’s Big Bash.

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Genford also made her debut for the NSW Breakers last summer, playing a solitary match, in which she recorded figures of 0-14 (4 overs) with the ball, before top scoring with 45 not out, batting at number 10.

It was in that batting innings, with wickets tumbling at a rate of knots, that Genford gave the surest indication of her composure and undoubted talent – so much so that she secured her first full-season domestic contract with the ACT Meteors.

Genford was out at dinner in Darwin on a pre-season training camp when she received the call from her manager that Sixers List Manager Lisa Sthalekar was keen on a chat.

“It really came out of the blue,” Genford says of the call.

“I didn’t have a WBBL contract so the call came at a good time.

“I’m pretty excited. The Sixers are such a well-known club with some big names that I am really looking forward to playing with.

“I’ve played plenty of club cricket at Bankstown with Erin Burns and Ash Gardner and I also played most of my pathways cricket with Stella Campbell and Jade Allen so I am looking forward to playing with them again.”

Genford, who is studying to be a Bachelor of Community Services, works with kids with disabilities in Canberra in between study and her training and playing commitments with the Meteors.

Genford’s signature comes a week after Sixers superstar and skipper Ellyse Perry signed on for an eighth season at the club.

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Sydney Sixers WBBL Squad

Head Coach: Charlotte Edwards

Contracted Players: Ellyse Perry (C), Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy

Sydney Sixers WBBL|08 Home Fixtures

Wed 16 Nov | Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat | North Sydney Oval | 7:10pm

Fri 18 Nov | Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder | North Sydney Oval | 7:05pm

Sun 20 Nov | Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes | North Sydney Oval | 1:40pm

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