Cricket: South Perth duo set for Perth Scorchers WBBL participation this weekend

Cricket: South Perth duo set for Perth Scorchers WBBL participation this weekend
Cricket: South Perth duo set for Perth Scorchers WBBL participation this weekend

SOUTH Perth pair Piepa Cleary and Katie Hartshorn will be part of the Perth Scorchers squad that begins the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) this weekend.

The Scorchers, who made the semi-finals last season, travelled to Sydney on Thursday for matches against the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday and Sunday to commence the second edition of the WBBL.

The squad, coached by ex-Australia batswoman Lisa Keightley, includes a mix of local and international players, including England internationals Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole and New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates.

Among the locals are the Sky Blues duo, who play their club cricket at Richardson Park in South Perth.

Cleary is a 20-year-old right-arm medium fast bowler who has represented for Australia A and recently played for the Governor-General’s XI against the South Africans in Sydney.

Hartshorn, 22, took 13 wickets for the Scorchers last season with her left-arm spin and looms as a key player.