Emma’s blistering pace: Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorcher Emma Biss. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d443322
Perth Scorcher Emma Biss. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d443322

BIBRA LAKE fast bowler Emma Biss has learnt to deal with having a full-time job and playing cricket at a national level.

The 26-year-old was one of eight players who were announced last week as members of the women’s Perth Scorchers who will take part in 14 matches in December this year and early January next year.

The WBBL will feature eight clubs that are aligned with the eight clubs in the men’s KFC T20 Big Bash, which is about to enter its fifth season.

The women’s Scorcher side will be hoping to have the same 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 Melville cricketer and former Corpus Christi College student is currently juggling being a cricketer and working full time.

She works from 6am every day, heads to training in the afternoon and comes 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 they were going to be have the same name as the Perth Scorchers.

She said it was significant they were going to be wearing orange because everyone associates the Scorchers.”