Sydney Sixers secure English spinner ahead of season opener

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English bowler Linsey Smith is set to be a Sydney Sixer this summer, with the left-arm spinner signing with the club ahead of tomorrow night’s season kick-off.

Signed as an international replacement player, Smith joins fellow overseas recruits Chloe Tryon, Suzie Bates and Jess Kerr on the Sixers squad list this summer. 
 
As per league rules, teams may sign up to six international players (three primary and three replacement players) but may only play three at one time.

Smith is set to reunite with her Southern Vipers coach, Charlotte Edwards, on the back of a successful summer for the pair, claiming both the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and aptly named, Charlotte Edwards Cup in the English domestic leagues.  

One of the leading wicket-takers in both of domestic competitions this past English summer, the 28-year-old also collected nine scalps from seven appearances with the Northern Superchargers in this year’s edition of The Hundred. 
 
Previously signed with the Melbourne Stars for WBBL|07, Smith will face off with her former side tomorrow night, when the Sixers open the WBBL season against the Meg Lanning led Stars at North Sydney Oval.
 
Head of Sydney Sixers, Rachael Haynes said:

“We’re excited to welcome Linsey to the Sixers this season. Her addition gives our squad greater flexibility, which we know is key when determining match-ups. 

“We can’t wait to get in front of our members and fans at North Sydney Oval and officially get our season underway tomorrow night.”

Tickets for tomorrow night’s season opener at North Sydney Oval are on sale now.  

Sydney Sixers WBBL|09 Squad

Head Coach: Charlotte Edwards 
Weber WBBL|09 Squad: Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Mathilda Carmichael, Lauren Cheatle, Ash Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Jess Kerr, Kate Pelle, Kate Peterson, Ellyse Perry (c), Linsey Smith, Gabby Sutcliffe, Chloe Tryon. 

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