BATES FLY­ING HIGH

Sunday Mail - - SPORT -

SUZIE Bates and her team are rack­ing up the fre­quent flyer points.

The Strik­ers women have spent more time in planes and air­ports than any­one would wish, after trips to Mackay and Al­ice Springs were in­ter­spersed with two home games in Ade­laide, lead­ing Bates to pon­der if this was her long­est ever com­mute for sin­gle games of cricket. “It’s close to it,” she said. “But I do re­mem­ber my first year playing in the Eng­land Su­per League we trav­elled from Southamp­ton to Black­pool in the bus for one T20 game, so it prob­a­bly doesn’t beat that.”

The Strik­ers close out the mi­nor round against the Perth Scorchers in Al­ice Springs this morn­ing from 10.30am.

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