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New South Wales Breakers

New South Wales
CaptainAlyssa Healy
CoachGavan Twining
Team information
Colours  Light Blue   Dark Blue
FoundedFirst recorded match: 1891
Home groundNorth Sydney Oval
Secondary home ground(s)Hurstville Oval, Blacktown ISP Oval
First-class debutVictoria
in 1934
at University Oval, Sydney
AWCC wins13
WNCL wins20
WT20C wins2
Official websiteNSW Breakers

The New South Wales Women cricket team, also known as the New South Wales Breakers, is the women's representative cricket team for the Australian State of New South Wales. They play most of their home games at North Sydney Oval and they also use Hurstville Oval, Sydney and Blacktown ISP Oval, Sydney. They compete in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL), the premier 50-over women's cricket tournament in Australia, and are by far its most successful team, having won 20 titles. They previously played in the now-defunct Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup and Australian Women's Cricket Championships.


1891–1930: Early history

New South Wales's first recorded match was against Victoria on 17 March 1891, however, the result is unknown.[1] Their first match with a known result was also against Victoria, with New South Wales winning a one-day, two innings match by 53 runs on 21 April 1930.[2]

1931–1996: Australian Women's Cricket Championships

New South Wales played alongside Queensland and Victoria in the inaugural season of the Australian Women's Cricket Championships in 1930–31.[3] They continued to play in the Championships until its final season in 1995–96.[4][5] They won the title 13 times, making them the second most successful team after Victoria.[6]

1996–present: Women's National Cricket League and Twenty20 Cup

New South Wales joined the newly-established WNCL in 1996–97.[7] They are by far its most successful team, having won 20 titles, their most recent being the 2018–19 competition.[8] New South Wales also won two Twenty20 Cups in 2012–13 and 2014–15.[9][10]


New South Wales have used a number of grounds over the years. Their first recorded match against Victoria in 1891 was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which they have continued to use intermittently. Historically they have played the vast majority of their home matches at various grounds in Sydney as well as intermittent matches in Newcastle.[11][12][13][1]

Since 2012, New South Wales have played most of their home matches at Blacktown ISP Oval as well as occasional matches at North Sydney Oval and Hurstville Oval. They played their two 2020–21 WNCL home games at North Sydney Oval. In the 2021–22 WNCL, they played three matches at North Sydney Oval and two at Hurstville Oval. In the 2022–23 WNCL, they continued to use North Sydney Oval, as well as playing their first ever WNCL matches at Wade Park, Orange.[12][13]


Current squad

Based on squad announced for the 2023/24 season. Players in bold have international caps.[14]

No. Name Nat. Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
18 Phoebe Litchfield Australia (2003-04-18) 18 April 2003 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
44 Anika Learoyd Australia (2002-04-14) 14 April 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
85 Claire Moore Australia (2003-10-28) 28 October 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
6 Ashleigh Gardner Australia (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
15 Sarah Coyte Australia (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
23 Saskia Horley Scotland (2000-02-23) 23 February 2000 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
29 Erin Burns Australia (1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break
30 Hannah Darlington Australia (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
55 Georgia Adams England (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas player
58 Sammy-Jo Johnson Australia (1992-11-05) 5 November 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
10 Kate Pelle Australia (2006-01-17) 17 January 2006 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium
21 Tahlia Wilson Australia (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
77 Alyssa Healy Australia (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Captain
9 Jade Allen Australia (2003-11-13) 13 November 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
11 Ebony Hoskin Australia (2003-03-23) 23 March 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
16 Stella Campbell Australia (2002-06-15) 15 June 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
19 Isabella Malgioglio Australia Unknown Right-handed Right-arm leg break
25 Lauren Cheatle Australia (1998-11-06) 6 November 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
66 Maitlan Brown Australia (1997-06-05) 5 June 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Notable players

Players who have played for New South Wales and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[15]

Coaching staff


See also


  1. ^ a b "Women's Miscellaneous Matches played by New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ "New South Wales Women v Victoria Women". CricketArchive. 21 April 1930. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Australian Women's Cricket Championships 1930/31". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Women's First-Class Events played by New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Women's List A Events played by New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Women's Cricket in Australia - All 'n Sundry Stats..." Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 1996/97". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  8. ^ "NSW Breakers". Cricket NSW. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Western Australia Women v New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  10. ^ "New South Wales Women v Victoria Women". CricketArchive. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Women's First-Class Matches played by New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Women's List A Matches played by New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  13. ^ a b "Women's Twenty20 Matches played by New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Breakers squad for 2023/24 season". Cricket NSW. 9 May 2023. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  15. ^ "New South Wales Women Players". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Breakers' Twining signing". Cricket NSW. 12 July 2021. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Aussie assistant coach joins NSW Breakers". 9 July 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Poulton appointed as NSW Head of Female Cricket". Cricket NSW. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
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