Women's National Cricket League

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Women's National Cricket League
Countries Australia Australia
Administrator Cricket Australia
Format Limited-overs (50 overs per side)
First tournament 1996–97
Next tournament 2015–16
Tournament format Single round-robin, then finals series
Number of teams 7
Current champion New South Wales Breakers
Most successful New South Wales Breakers (12 titles)
TV Cricket Australia TV
Website Cricket Australia

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In the 2008–09 season, a Twenty20 competition was introduced for Australian domestic women's teams. The competition was expanded to include ACT and Tasmania in the 2009–10 season.[citation needed]

The Australian Capital Territory participates in the Women's National Cricket League despite not being members of the national association.[1]


  State Team Home Ground Titles Runner-up
  New South Wales New South Wales Breakers Sydney Cricket Ground
Bankstown Oval, Sydney
North Sydney Oval
16 2
  Queensland Queensland Fire Allan Border Field, Brisbane 0 3
  South Australia South Australian Scorpions Adelaide Oval 0 2
  Tasmania Tasmanian Roar Bellerive Oval, Hobart 0 0
  Victoria Victorian Spirit Melbourne Cricket Ground 2 10
  Western Australia Western Fury WACA Ground, Perth
Memorial Oval, Aquinas College
0 1
  Australian Capital Territory ACT Meteors Manuka Oval, Canberra 0 0


1996–97 New South Wales Victoria 3–0
1997–98 New South Wales South Australia Albert Park, Melbourne 3–0
1998–99 New South Wales Victoria Princes Park, Melbourne 2–0
1999–00 New South Wales Western Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2–0
2000–01 New South Wales Queensland Bankstown Oval 2–0
2001–02 New South Wales Victoria Bankstown Oval 2–0
2002–03 Victoria New South Wales Melbourne Cricket Ground 2–0
2003–04 New South Wales Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 2–1
2004–05 Victoria New South Wales Bankstown Oval 2–1
2005–06 New South Wales Queensland North Sydney Oval 2–1
2006–07 New South Wales Victoria Central Reserve, Glen Waverley 2–1
2007–08 New South Wales South Australia Sydney Cricket Ground washout, won on virtue of qualifying first
2008–09 New South Wales Victoria Sydney Cricket Ground 1–0
2009–10 New South Wales Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 1–0
2010–11 New South Wales Victoria Sydney Cricket Ground 1–0
2011–12 New South Wales Victoria Sydney Cricket Ground 1–0
2012–13 New South Wales Queensland Sydney Cricket Ground 1–0
2013–14 New South Wales Victoria North Sydney Oval 1–0
2014–15 New South Wales South Australia Blacktown International Sportspark 1-0


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  1. ^ 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. 

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