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Sydney Sixers duo Angela Reakes and Emma Hughes are set to miss the upcoming Weber WBBL|08 season.
Reakes will sit out the upcoming summer following the birth of her first child Winnie with partner Courtney in August, while Hughes will also be sidelined for the season following a confirmed ACL injury.
A foundation member of the Sixers, Reakes spent three summers in Sydney before joining the Stars in WBBL|04. The allrounder missed the following season with a torn Achilles before making her return to Sydney last summer.
With 87 matches, 36 wickets and close to 600 runs to her name, Reakes remains one of the most experienced heads in the WBBL.
Head of Female Elite Cricket at Cricket NSW, Leah Poulton congratulated Ange and Courtney on the safe arrival of Winnie:
“Although we’re disappointed to be without Ange (and Emma) on-field this summer, we know they’ll both still be very much in the fold off-field.”
“We’re obviously really excited for Ange and Coutney as first-time mums, and we’re looking forward to seeing the newest member of the Sixers family at a game this summer.”
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Suffering a torn ACL in June while playing overseas, Hughes underwent reconstructive surgery in late July before beginning her rehabilitation process last month.
Now into her fourth season with the Sixers, the 21-year-old signed a two-year extension ahead of WBBL|08, keeping her in magenta until 2024.
Poulton spoke positively of the 21-year-old’s recovery:
“It’s disappointing for Emma and the club for her to miss this WBBL season, but she’s making excellent progress with her rehabilitation and remains an integral part of our group”.
Replacement players will be named in due course.
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Sydney Sixers WBBL|08 Fixtures (Sydney matches in bold)
Thu 13 Oct | Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers | Great Barrier Reef Arena | 7:40pm
Sat 15 Oct | Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers | Great Barrier Reef Arena | 3:40pm
Sun 16 Oct | Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars | Great Barrier Reef Arena | 1:40pm
Fri 21 Oct | Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers | Karen Rolton Oval | 3:25pm
Sat 29 Oct | Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers | Eastern Oval (Ballarat) | 10:15am
Sun 30 Oct | Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers | Eastern Oval (Ballarat) | 3:00pm
Wed 2 Nov | Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers | Blacktown International Sportspark | 7:05pm
Sat 5 Nov | Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers | Lilac Hill | 4:25pm
Thu 10 Nov | Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades | CitiPower Centre | 3:00pm
Sat 12 Nov | Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers | CitiPower Centre | 1:40pm
Sun 13 Nov | Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers | CitiPower Centre | 10:15am
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
Sydney Sixers WBBL Squad:
Head Coach: Charlotte Edwards
Contracted for WBBL|08: Jade Allen, Suzie Bates (NZ), Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone (ENG), Ash Gardner, Angie Genford, Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry (C), Kate Peterson.