Sydney Sixers (WBBL)

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Sydney Sixers WBBL
Sydney sixers.png
CaptainAustralia Ellyse Perry
CoachBen Sawyer[1]
Team information
Colours     "Magenta"
Home groundSydney Cricket Ground
Secondary home ground(s)North Sydney Oval, Hurstville Oval
WBBL wins2 (2016–17) (2017–18)
Official website:Sydney Sixers
WBBL|04 (2018–19)

The Sydney Sixers WBBL team is a women's cricket team based in Sydney, that competed in the inaugural women's Twenty20 Women's Big Bash League commenced in December 2015.[2] They will be one of 8 founding teams. They are a franchise aligned with the current men's competition (Big Bash League) – adopting the same colours and team name. The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP is the Patron of the team.[3] Ellyse Perry made history by becoming the Sydney Sixers Women's first ever signing.[4] The team is coached by Ben Sawyer.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said in a media release., "We see T20 as the premium format of the women's game and the WBBL is an exciting concept that will increase the promotion and exposure of women's cricket".[2] Sutherland also said, "Our existing female domestic competitions are arguably the strongest in the world, with the continued success of the top-ranked women's team, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, a testament to that.".

On 12 October 2015, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that former Southern Stars all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has come out of retirement to join the Sixers in their inaugural season.[5] Lisa also signed with Network Ten to form part of the WBBL and BBL commentary team.[6]

A squad of 15 players was announced leading into the tournament, which started on Sunday 6 December, with a total of five National and International players permitted in the total numbers.[7] The team has committed to making each match in Sydney an event, playing many games at community venues including Drummoyne Oval, Waverley Oval and Hurstville Oval. Two games will be played at the SCG as feature double headers with the Men's Sixers squad.

On 17 January 2016, Sixers qualified for the finals despite losing the first six games in a row.[8]

Current squad[edit]

As of the WBBL|04 season (2018–19)

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat. Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
6 Ashleigh Gardner Australia (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
29 Erin Burns Australia (1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
13 Clara Iemma Australia Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
17 Marizanne Kapp South Africa (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas international
74 Carly Leeson Australia (1998-11-09) 9 November 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
8 Ellyse Perry Australia (1990-11-03) 3 November 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Captain
20 Dane van Niekerk South Africa (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin Overseas international
4 Hayley Silver-Holmes Australia (2003-08-18) 18 August 2003 (age 15)
77 Alyssa Healy Australia (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 29) Right-handed
28 Sara McGlashan New Zealand (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 37) Right-handed Overseas international
21 Tahlia Wilson Australia
Pace bowlers
3 Sarah Aley Australia (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium
5 Lauren Cheatle Australia (1998-11-06) 6 November 1998 (age 20) Left-handed Left arm fast medium
2 Lauren Smith Australia (1996-10-06) 6 October 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
18 Stella Campbell Australia (2002-06-15) 15 June 2002 (age 16) Right-handed Right-arm medium


Overseas internationals[edit]

Associate Rookies[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lauren Smith signs with the Sixers". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Eight teams announced for Women's BBL". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  3. ^
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  5. ^ Marcuson, Jamie (12 October 2015). "Lisa Sthalekar comes out of retirement for Sydney Sixers". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  6. ^ "404 Error – Page not found – – Big Bash League BBL". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Classy McGlashan guides Sixers home". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b Cricket Network (29 November 2017). "ICC rookies bound for the WBBL". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ Cricket Network (30 November 2017). "Stars and Sixers finalise WBBL squads". Retrieved 30 November 2017.

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