Melville bowler perfects her juggling act

Emma Biss is excited to be playing for the Scorchers in the WBBL. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d443322
Emma Biss is excited to be playing for the Scorchers in the WBBL. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d443322

MELVILLE fast-bowler Emma Biss has learnt to juggle a full-time job with playing cricket at the national level.

The 26-year-old was one of eight players named last week in the women’s Perth Scorchers side for 14 matches in December and January.

The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will feature eight clubs aligned with the eight men’s clubs in the T20 Big Bash, which is about to enter its fifth season.

The women’s Scorchers side will be hoping for the same level of success as the men’s team, who are coming off back-to-back titles.

Biss is an opening pace bowler who has been playing with the WA cricket team the Western Fury.

The former Corpus Christi College student is currently juggling being a cricketer and working full-time.

She starts work each day at 6am, heads to training in the afternoon, and gets home about 9pm.

“It’s kind of ingrained now, you just have to get your body to do it,” she said.

“The worst thing you can do is stop and start thinking negatively.

“I absolutely love going to training with the girls, they are like my second family. In fact, I see them more than I do my own family.”

Biss said it was a major positive that they were going to use the same team name as the men’s side, and significant they were going to be wearing orange because everyone associated it with the Scorchers.

“It’s going to be an absolute thrill to be involved in the Women’s Big Bash League,” she said.

“We have played Twenty20 before, but never with the hype following the men’s team, it’s going to be exciting.”