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Adelaide Strikers (WBBL)

Adelaide Strikers (WBBL)
LeagueWomen's Big Bash League
Personnel
CaptainTahlia McGrath
CoachLuke Williams
Team information
CityAdelaide
Colours  Blue
Home groundKaren Rolton Oval
Secondary home ground(s)Adelaide Oval
History
Twenty20 debut12 December 2015 (2015-12-12)
WBBL wins2 (WBBL08) ,(WBBL09)
Official websiteAdelaide Strikers
Current season

The Adelaide Strikers (WBBL) are an Australian women's Twenty20 cricket team based in North Adelaide, South Australia.[a] They compete in the Women's Big Bash League, and won their first championship in WBBL|08.

History

Formation

One of eight founding WBBL teams, the Adelaide Strikers are aligned with the men's team of the same name.[2] At the official WBBL launch on 10 July 2015, Megan Schutt was unveiled as the team's first-ever player signing.[3] Andrea McCauley was appointed as the Strikers' inaugural coach, while Lauren Ebsary became the team's inaugural captain.[4][5]

The Strikers played their first match on 12 December at Aurora Stadium against the Hobart Hurricanes, losing by two runs.[6] Their first win came on 20 December at Allan Border Field against the Sydney Thunder, chasing down a target of 149 runs with six wickets in hand and six balls to spare.[7]

Rivalries

Perth Scorchers

In the league's early years, the Strikers and the Perth Scorchers experienced several instances of senior members switching allegiances:

  • Inaugural Strikers captain Lauren Ebsary joined the Scorchers after just one season.[8][9]
  • Former Scorchers captain Suzie Bates moved to the Strikers ahead of WBBL|03 and became the first player to lead two WBBL clubs.[10][11]
  • After scoring the most runs for Perth throughout WBBL|01, Charlotte Edwards transferred to Adelaide in her final year of cricket.[12] The following season, Edwards assumed an assistant coaching role for the Strikers.[13]
  • Ahead of WBBL|06, former Adelaide all-rounder Shelley Nitschke was appointed to the position of head coach for the Scorchers.[14][15]

Noteworthy matches between the two teams include:

  • 13 January 2018, Traeger Park: In a match reduced to 16 overs per side due to a rain delay, the Scorchers could only muster a first innings score of 9/87. In the run chase, Suzie Bates played a lone hand of 49 not out to help the Strikers win by six wickets with one ball to spare.
  • 9 November 2019, Karen Rolton Oval: An innings of 80 runs from 58 deliveries by Amy Jones helped Perth post a total of 3/173. Despite a slow start to the run chase, Adelaide finished strongly with Bridget Patterson scoring 60 off 32 balls. However, Heather Graham conceded just a single off the final ball to give the Scorchers a two-run win.
  • 7 December 2019, Allan Border Field: In the WBBL|05 semi-finals, the Strikers comfortably reached the required total of 127 with eight wickets in hand and eleven balls remaining to eliminate the Scorchers from the tournament.

Brisbane Heat

Noteworthy matches between the Strikers and the Brisbane Heat include:

  • 21 January 2017, The Gabba: Chasing a modest total of 6/127, the Strikers required three runs for victory with two balls remaining. Brisbane medium-pacer Deandra Dottin then bowled Tegan McPharlin before conceding two runs off the final delivery to force a tie. In the resulting super over, Dottin–who had earlier scored 51 runs with the bat–capped off a dominant all-round performance by taking two wickets and limiting Adelaide to just four runs. Beth Mooney scored the winning runs to secure the Heat's first finals appearance.[16][17][18]
  • 8 December 2019, Allan Border Field: In the WBBL|05 final, the Heat gained early ascendancy through quick bowler Georgia Prestwidge, who dismissed Player of the Tournament Sophie Devine for just five. A "superb"[19] knock of 55 runs from 33 balls by Amanda-Jade Wellington helped the Strikers to recover to a competitive score of 7/161. The match swung heavily toward Brisbane's favour in the fifth over of the run chase when Sammy-Jo Johnson hit four sixes against the bowling of Devine, though Johnson would be out caught-and-bowled on the last ball of the over. When Devine returned to bowl the eleventh over of the innings, Heat batter Jess Jonassen was dropped by Wellington at extra cover. Jonassen then scored a boundary from each of the next three deliveries she faced, taking Brisbane's required scoring rate down to less than a run a ball.[20] The Heat went on to win with six wickets in hand and eleven balls remaining, claiming their second consecutive championship. For her contribution of 56 not out, Beth Mooney was named Player of the Final.[21]

Captaincy records

There have been five captains in the Strikers' history, including matches featuring an acting captain.

Captain Span M Won Lost Tied NR W–L%
Lauren Ebsary 2015–2016 14 6[b] 8 0 0 42.86
Tegan McPharlin 2016–2017 12 3 9[c] 0 0 25.00
Suzie Bates 2017–2020 46 24[d] 21 0 1 53.33
Megan Schutt 2020–2022 15 8 6 0 1 57.14
Tahlia McGrath 2021–present 31 17 12[c] 0 2 58.62

Source:[22]

Season summaries

Season W–L Pos. Finals Coach Captain Most Runs Most Wickets Most Valuable Player Refs
2015–16 6–8 7th DNQ Andrea McCauley Lauren Ebsary Sarah Taylor – 393 Sarah Coyte – 14 Sarah Taylor [23][24][25]
2016–17 3–9 8th DNQ Andrea McCauley Tegan McPharlin Sophie Devine – 270 Megan Schutt – 13 Megan Schutt [26][27][28]
2017–18 8–6 4th SF Andrea McCauley Suzie Bates Suzie Bates – 434 Devine, Wellington – 17 Sophie Devine [29][30][31]
2018–19 5–8 6th DNQ Andrea McCauley Suzie Bates Sophie Devine – 556 Sophie Devine – 14 Sophie Devine [32][33][34]
2019–20 10–4 2nd RU Luke Williams Suzie Bates Sophie Devine – 769* Coyte, Devine – 19 Sophie Devine* [35][36][37]
2020–21 6–7 6th DNQ Luke Williams Suzie Bates[e] Laura Wolvaardt – 347 Sarah Coyte – 18 Sarah Coyte [38][39][40]
2021–22 7–6 4th RU Luke Williams Tahlia McGrath Katie Mack – 513 Amanda-Jade Wellington – 23* Katie Mack [41][42][43]
2022–23 8–5 2nd C Luke Williams Tahlia McGrath[f] Laura Wolvaardt – 403 Megan Schutt – 27* Megan Schutt [44][45][46]
2023–24 11–3 1st C Luke Williams Tahlia McGrath[f] Katie Mack – 452 Amanda-Jade Wellington – 23* Megan Schutt [47][48][46]
Legend
DNQ Did not qualify SF Semi-finalists * Led the league
EF Lost the Eliminator RU Runners-up ^ League record
CF Lost the Challenger C Champions

Home grounds

Venue Games hosted by season
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 Total
Adelaide Oval 2 3 4 2 N/A[g] 4 15
Adelaide Oval No. 2 3 3
Albrecht Oval 2 2
Centennial Park Oval 1 1 2
Glenelg Oval 2 4 6
Karen Rolton Oval 3 4 4 5 16
Traeger Park 2 2

Players

Current squad

Australian representatives

Australia The following is a list of cricketers who have played for the Strikers after making their debut in the national women's team (the period they spent as both a Strikers squad member and an Australian-capped player is in brackets):

Overseas marquees

Associate rookies

Statistics and awards

Team stats

Opposition M Won Lost Tied NR W–L%
Brisbane Heat 19 8 11[c] 0 0 42.11
Hobart Hurricanes 15 11[b] 3 0 1 78.57
Melbourne Renegades 17 8[b] 8 0 1 50.00
Melbourne Stars 16 7 9 0 0 43.75
Perth Scorchers 18 10 7[c] 0 1 58.82
Sydney Sixers 18 6 12 0 0 33.33
Sydney Thunder 15 8[h] 6 0 1 57.14
Total 118 58[i] 56[j] 0 4 50.88
  • Highest score in an innings: 5/189 (20 overs) vs Hobart Hurricanes, 8 January 2019
  • Highest successful chase:
    • 2/155 (14.5 overs) vs Hobart Hurricanes, 18 November 2022
    • 4/156 (19.4 overs) vs Brisbane Heat, 24 November 2022
  • Lowest successful defence: 7/107 (20 overs) vs Perth Scorchers, 14 January 2018
  • Largest victory:
    • Batting first: 83 runs vs Hobart Hurricanes, 10 December 2017
    • Batting second: 55 balls remaining vs Melbourne Renegades, 25 November 2021
  • Longest winning streak: 6 matches
  • Longest losing streak: 8 matches

Source:[52]

Individual stats

Source:[52]

Individual awards

Sponsors

Year Kit Manufacturer Chest Sponsor Back Sponsor Breast Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
2015–16 Majestic Rebel Websters Lawyers Websters Lawyers Websters Lawyers
2016–17 Statewide Super Rebel
2017–18 Vodafone
2018–19 Vodafone People's Choice Statewide Super
2019–20
2020–21
2021–22 Nike Oval Hotel Oval Hotel People's Choice

See also

References

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  53. ^ "Hat-trick, century headline thrilling WBBL Sunday". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 24 October 2021. ... Brown became the sixth player, and the first from the Strikers, to take a WBBL hat-trick.

Notes

  1. ^ Administrative and training base[1]
  2. ^ a b c Includes one win via Super Over
  3. ^ a b c d Includes one loss via Super Over
  4. ^ Includes three wins via Super Over
  5. ^ Megan Schutt stood in as acting captain for 13 games
  6. ^ a b Megan Schutt stood in as acting captain for 2 games
  7. ^ All WBBL|06 matches were scheduled to be played in Sydney due to the COVID-19 pandemic[49]
  8. ^ Includes two wins via Super Over
  9. ^ Includes four wins via Super Over
  10. ^ Includes two losses via Super Over
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