Melbourne Stars (WBBL)

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Melbourne Stars WBBL
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Personnel
CaptainAustralia Elyse Villani
CoachBermuda David Hemp
Team information
Colours     Green
Founded2015
Home groundCitiPower Centre
Capacity7,000
History
WBBL wins0
Official website:Melbourne Stars
WBBL|05 (2019–20)

The Melbourne Stars WBBL team is a women's cricket team based in Melbourne, Australia. It competes in the Twenty20 Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), under the same name and team colours as the Melbourne Stars team in the Big Bash League men's competition.[1]

One of eight founding teams in the league,[1] the WBBL team is coached by David Hemp,[2] and was captained for its first two seasons by Meg Lanning, also the captain of the Australia national women's cricket team.[3] Following Lanning's departure in 2017, Kristen Beams was appointed captain.[4] Beams relinquished the captaincy ahead of WBBL|05, with former Perth Scorchers player Elyse Villani assuming the role in her first season with the Stars.[5]

Season summaries[edit]

Season W–L Pos. Finals Most Runs Most Wickets
2015–16 7–7 5th DNQ Australia Meg Lanning (560)[6] New Zealand Morna Nielsen (18)[7]
2016–17 7–7 5th DNQ Australia Meg Lanning (502)[8] Australia Gemma Triscari (13)[9]
2017–18 5–9 7th DNQ South Africa Lizelle Lee (349)[10] Australia Erin Osborne (15)[11]
2018–19 5–8 7th DNQ South Africa Lizelle Lee (276)[12] Australia Alana King (15)[13]
2019–20 2–12 8th DNQ South Africa Lizelle Lee (475)[14] Australia Erin Osborne (11)[15]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Stars squad for the 2019–20 Women's Big Bash League season.[16][17] Each WBBL|05 squad features 15 active players, with an allowance of up to five marquee signings including a maximum of three from overseas. Australian marquees are players who held a Cricket Australia contract at the beginning of the contracting period.[18] Madeline Penna and Chloe Rafferty were added to the squad as injury replacements for Alana King and Lucy Cripps.[19]

No. Name Nat. Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
00 Mignon du Preez South Africa (1989-06-13) 13 June 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Overseas marquee
67 Lizelle Lee South Africa (1992-04-02) 2 April 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Overseas marquee
21 Katey Martin New Zealand (1985-02-07) 7 February 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Overseas marquee
33 Angela Reakes Australia (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
2 Elyse Villani Australia (1989-10-06) 6 October 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium Captain, Australian marquee
All-rounders
24 Lucy Cripps Australia (2001-12-06) 6 December 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium
25 Tess Flintoff Australia (2003-03-31) 31 March 2003 (age 16) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
76 Erin Osborne Australia (1989-06-27) 27 June 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off spin
3 Annabel Sutherland Australia (2001-10-12) 12 October 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Wicket-keepers
4 Nicole Faltum Australia (2000-01-17) 17 January 2000 (age 19) Right-handed
17 Emma Inglis Australia (1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 31) Right-handed
Pace bowlers
26 Kristen Beams Australia (1984-11-06) 6 November 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
9 Holly Ferling Australia (1995-12-22) 22 December 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
44 Nicola Hancock Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
13 Alana King Australia (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
11 Madeline Penna Australia (2000-08-30) 30 August 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin Injury replacement
7 Chloe Rafferty Australia (1999-06-16) 16 June 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Injury replacement

Overseas marquees[edit]

Associate rookies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eight teams announced for Women's BBL". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Coaches: The team leading the Brisbane Heat!". Melbourne Stars. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  3. ^ Melbourne Stars Media (10 July 2015). "Meg Lanning to captain the Stars' inaugural WBBL team". Melbourne Stars. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  4. ^ Jolly, Laura (11 September 2017). "Stars, 'Gades unveil big-name signings". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Villani to captain Stars as Principal Partner Optus unveils gender parity on team bonuses". Melbourne Stars. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2015/16 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2015/16 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2016/17 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2016/17 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2017/18 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2017/18 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2018/19 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2018/19 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2019/20 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Women's Big Bash League, 2019/20 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  16. ^ a b "WBBL|05 Fan's guide: Melbourne Stars". bigbash.com.au. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Players | Melbourne Stars - BBL". www.melbournestars.com.au. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Complete squad lists for WBBL|05". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Stars name squad for WBBL opening weekend". Melbourne Stars. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  20. ^ a b c Melbourne Stars Media (28 October 2015). "Stars secure three internationals for WBBL". Melbourne Stars. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  21. ^ a b c d e f Cricket Network (5 December 2017). "Final WBBL|03 squads for each club". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  22. ^ Melbourne Stars Media (3 December 2015). "Stars announce new WBBL signings". Melbourne Stars. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  23. ^ "Players Selected for WBBL Associate Rookie Program". International Cricket Council website. International Cricket Council. 10 December 2015. Archived from the original on 25 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  24. ^ "Associate Rookies named for Rebel WBBL 02". International Cricket Council website. International Cricket Council. 15 November 2016. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  25. ^ Cricket Network (29 November 2017). "ICC rookies bound for the WBBL". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

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