Women's National Cricket League
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|Format||Limited-overs (50 overs per side)|
|Tournament format||Single round-robin, then finals series|
|Number of teams||7|
|Current champion||New South Wales Breakers (18 titles)|
|Most successful||New South Wales Breakers (18 titles)|
|TV||Cricket Australia TV|
The Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) is the national competition for women's cricket in Australia.
The league competition involves the six member teams playing each other in two 50-over limited-over matches, with the side finishing at the top of the table after the preliminary rounds earning the right to host the best-of-three finals series. The winner of the finals series wins the Ruth Preddey Cup. From 2007–08 onwards the finals series as reduced to a single match as Twenty20 matches were introduced.
The first WNCL took place in 1996–97, replacing the Australian Women's Cricket Championships which had taken place in a two-week tournament format since 1930–31. The Ruth Preddey Cup was introduced to those championships in 1972–73. The competition was expanded to include ACT in the 2009–10 season and Tasmania in the 2010–11 season.
In the 2008–09 season, the Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup was introduced for Australian domestic women's teams. The competition was expanded to include ACT and Tasmania in the 2009–10 season.
The Australian Capital Territory participates in the Women's National Cricket League despite not being members of the national association.
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT Meteors||Manuka Oval, Canberra||2009||2009–10 – present||0||0|
|New South Wales||New South Wales Breakers||Sydney Cricket Ground||1996||1996–97 – present||19||3|
|Queensland||Queensland Fire||Allan Border Field, Brisbane||1996||1996–97 – present||0||4|
|South Australia||South Australian Scorpions||Adelaide Oval||1996||1996–97 – present||1||3|
|Tasmania||Tasmanian Roar||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||2009||2010–11 – present||0||0|
|Victoria||Victorian Spirit||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1996||1996–97 – present||2||10|
|Western Australia||Western Fury||WACA Ground, Perth||1996||1996–97 – present||0||2|
|1996–97||New South Wales2||Victoria1||South Australia||Western Australia||Queensland||n/a|
|1997–98||to be added soon|
|1998–99||to be added soon|
|1999–00||to be added soon|
|2000–01||to be added soon|
|2001–02||to be added soon|
|2002–03||to be added soon|
|2003–04||to be added soon|
|2004–05||to be added soon|
|2005–06||to be added soon|
|2006–07||New South Wales2||Victoria1||Queensland||South Australia||Western Australia||n/a|
|2007–08||New South Wales1||South Australia2||Western Australia||Victoria||Queensland|
|2008–09||New South Wales1||Victoria2||Western Australia||Queensland||South Australia|
|2009–10||New South Wales2||Victoria1||ACT||Western Australia||Queensland||South Australia||n/a|
|2010–11||New South Wales1||Victoria2||ACT||Western Australia||South Australia||Queensland||Tasmania|
|2011–12||New South Wales1||Victoria2||ACT||South Australia||Queensland||Tasmania||Western Australia|
|2012–13||New South Wales1||Queensland2||Victoria3||Western Australia4||ACT||South Australia||Tasmania|
|2013–14||New South Wales1||Victoria2||Western Australia||South Australia||Queensland||ACT||Tasmania|
|2014–15||New South Wales4||South Australia3||Victoria1||Queensland2||ACT||Tasmania||Western Australia|
|2015–16||South Australia2||New South Wales1||Queensland||ACT||Victoria||Western Australia||Tasmania|
|2016–17||New South Wales2||Queensland1||Victoria||South Australia||ACT||Tasmania||Western Australia|
|2017–18||New South Wales1||Western Australia2||South Australia||ACT||Queensland||Victoria||Tasmania|
|2018–19||New South Wales1||Queensland2||Tasmania||ACT||Victoria||Western Australia||South Australia|
- John Nauright; Charles Parrish (6 April 2012). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO. p. 374. ISBN 978-1-59884-300-2. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Women's National Cricket League 1996/97". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
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