Perth Scorchers to turn up heat against Sydney Thunder at Lilac Hill


Elyse Villani congratulates Mathilda Carmichael after the Scorchers defeated the Sixers.
Picture: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images
Elyse Villani congratulates Mathilda Carmichael after the Scorchers defeated the Sixers. Picture: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images

THE Perth Scorchers return to Lilac Hill this Sunday from 10am for their Women’s Big Bash League match against Sydney Thunder.

They will be looking to finish on the winning side of the ledger as they did against the Sydney Sixers at the same venue on December 30.

They beat reigning champions the Sixers by six wickets.

Scorchers captain and Midland Guildford Test player Elyse Villani again starred, hitting 63 from just 43 balls for a third half-century in as many matches.

She teamed with Nicole Bolton (42) to virtually seal victory with a 103-run opening stand. Bolton also took 2-15 to collect player-of-the-match honours.

The win took them to third on the WBBL ladder with four wins from six matches.

The City of Swan has partnered with the Perth Scorchers, the WACA and the Midland Guildford Cricket Club to bring the WBBL games to Lilac Hill.

The Scorchers will also play on January 21 at the Swan Valley venue.

The Lilac games include free kids entertainment and a pop-up bar and eatery.

Entry to both games is free.

For more information, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au/WBBL.

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