Scorchers come to Swan Val­ley

CITY TO HOST TWO MATCHES

The Advocate (Perth) - - SPORT -

THE City of Swan has part­nered with the Perth Scorchers to bring an­other se­ries of the ex­plo­sive Women’s Big Bash League matches to the Swan Val­ley.

The City will host two matches this month at Li­lac Hill Park in Caver­sham on Jan­uary 7 and Jan­uary 21.

City of Swan Deputy Mayor Kevin Bai­ley said the City was ex­cited to be able to host the matches once again.

“The last se­ries at­tracted close to 5000 spec­ta­tors over three days, which is an ex­cel­lent turn-out and we are ex­pect­ing this round to be even big­ger,” he said.

“I am very pleased that the City, the Mid­land-Guild­ford Cricket Club and the WACA have de­vel­oped a strong part­ner­ship and have come to­gether to de­liver this unique and en­gag­ing sport­ing event to the com­mu­nity.”

Lo­cal Mid­land-Guild­ford Cricket Club and Test player El­yse Vil­lani has been se­lected as the Scorchers cap­tain and will lead the team in front of her home crowd.

She will be sup­ported by a huge line-up in­clud­ing vice-cap­tain Ni­cole Bolton, Meg Lan­ning, Bri­tish im­ports Natalie Sciver and Kather­ine Brunt and New Zealand’s Tham­syn New­ton.

The first match of three took place over the week­end against the Syd­ney Six­ers, who they lost to in last sea­son’s fi­nal.

The team will take on Syd­ney Thun­der on Jan­uary 7, be­fore fac­ing the Ho­bart Hur­ri­canes on Jan­uary 21.

The event will also in­clude free kids en­ter­tain­ment and a pop-up bar and eatery.

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

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Perth Scorchers cap­tain El­yse Vil­lani.

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