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New faces named for WBBL|05 opener

18 October 2019

The Melbourne Renegades will field up to three club debutants when they take on the Adelaide Strikers in this weekend’s WBBL|05 openers.

England international Tammy Beaumont, former Sydney Sixer Carly Leeson and ex-Brisbane Heat wicketkeeper Josie Dooley are the new faces in the 13-player squad for the back-to-back matches at Adelaide’s Karen Rolton Oval.

The weekend will mark a homecoming of sorts for Beaumont, who previously played 27 Women’s Big Bash League matches for the Strikers across WBBL|02 and WBBL|03.

“I really hope this year we can go all the way with the Renegades,” Beaumont told Melbourne Renegades Media ahead of the weekend’s matches.

“For me, I just want to contribute to win for the team and to enjoy my cricket as well, and to leave a better cricketer.”

Dooley and Leeson, meanwhile, are looking to establish themselves on the WBBL scene.

A wicketkeeper-bat, Dooley was a member of Brisbane Heat’s title-winning performance against the Sydney Sixers. Last season was her first at the level, while Leeson played three games for the Sixes over the previous three campaigns.

The team will be led by first-time captain Jess Duffin, who has taken the reigns from Amy Satterthwaite, who announced her pregnancy earlier this year.

The two matches will be played across Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 2pm (AEDT) at Karen Rolton Oval. The final XI will be announced after the bat flip in the lead up to each game.

Women’s Big Bash League | 05
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades
Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October
Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, 2.30pm (AEDT)


Melbourne Renegades Squad
Tammy Beaumont
Maitlan Brown
Josie Dooley
Jess Duffin (c)
Erica Kershaw
Claire Koski
Carly Leeson
Sophie Molineux
Molly Strano
Lea Tahuhu
Georgia Wareham
Courtney Webb
Danielle Wyatt