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Perth Scorchers are delighted to announce Becky Grundy as Head Coach of the Club’s Weber Women’s Big Bash League team for the next two seasons.
Grundy, who has served as an assistant coach of Perth’s WBBL side for the past three seasons, will take over the role from championship-winning mentor and recently appointed Australia Women’s Head Coach Shelley Nitschke.
The 32-year-old former England International will combine Scorchers duties with her current role as WA Women’s Head coach, which she has held since the start of the 2020-21 Women’s National Cricket League season.
Prior to becoming Head Coach, Grundy supported WA in the second half of their 2019-20 WNCL campaign as an assistant coach, helping the State secure its maiden WNCL crown.
On field, Grundy represented England in seven One-Day Internationals and 12 T20 Internationals, taking a total of 20 wickets.
The wily left-arm orthodox spinner’s relationship with Perth dates back to WBBL|02, when she played four games in orange.
Newly appointed Perth Scorchers Weber Women’s Big Bash League Head Coach Becky Grundy said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be taking on the role as Head Coach of the Perth Scorchers WBBL program and I am very keen to get started.
“To be involved in such a successful franchise and continue my growth as a Coach and as a person is a really exciting opportunity for me.
“We’ve got a hungry and talented list, and we’re driven to achieve long-term success for the Club.
“Shelley (Nitschke) has been a wonderful mentor to me, and I have learnt so much from her. I can’t wait to build on all her hard work and have more success with this amazing club.”
Reflecting on the appointment of Grundy, Perth Scorchers General Manager – High Performance Kade Harvey said:
“We are thrilled to announce Becky as Head Coach of our WBBL program for the next two seasons. She has been a crucial part of our club as an assistant coach, and we have no doubt that she is ready to take the next step in her coaching journey.
“We’ve been incredibly lucky to have someone of Shelley’s calibre, and we thank her for her contribution to the franchise in her three seasons as Head Coach – which included bringing home our first WBBL title.
“I’m excited to see what Becky and the players will be able to achieve during the WBBL|09 season.”