Southern Stars and Sydney Sixers wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy and record-breaking veteran Lisa Sthalekar are among the big names who will contest the McDonald's Women’s NSW Premier Cricket Final on Sunday.
Healy and Sthalekar may be Sixers team mates but they will line up again each other in the Final.
Sthalekar’s Gordon, the minor premiers, and Healy’s Sydney Rangers, who finished second, will do battle in the Final at Blacktown International Sports Park on Sunday.
The Rangers will also include Sixers squad members Lauren Smith, Jodie Hicks and Captain Angela Reakes.
Both sides advanced from the Semi-Final after their respective games were called off due to inclement weather.
Sthalekar played only sparing during Gordon's season but her experience as a talented off-spinner and batter will be a vital weapon in the armoury of the Minor Premier's attempt to win the match.
Gordon has been the form side of the competition due in large part to the fantastic batting of captain Hannah Trollip.
Trollip has had a memorable season in both the T20 and one day formats by compiling 765 runs at an average of 54.60. Her season has also included two centuries and five fifties. Adding to this is her 10 wickets, which often came at vital times when Gordon was searching for a breakthrough.
Rangers’ middle order batter Naomi McDonald will also be a key player. She has hit 460 runs in all competitions at an average of 57.50 including four half-centuries.
With back to back half-centuries she is one of the form batters in the competition.
Last Meeting: Gordon 7-225 (Trollip 51, Sthalekar 35, Bates 2-30) defeated Sydney Rangers 207 (Smith 86, Trollip 3-32, Sthalekar 2-29).
Gordon: Hannah Trollip (c), Lisa Sthalekar, Isabella Fitzgibbon, Fiona Urquhart, Taryn Heddo, Saskia Horley, Shannon Heath, Heidi Cheadle, Emma Doutreband, Phoebe Thompson, Charlotte Anneveld, Laura Delany, Shauna Kavanagh
Sydney Rangers: Angela Reakes (c), Mikaela Turik, Tiegan Kavanagh, Alyssa Healy, Kirsten Smith, Sam Bates, Maitlan Brown, Naomi McDonald, Synetta Manns, Emma Felsch, Kira Churchland, Jodie Hicks, Lauren Smith.
Match details: Gordon Vs Sydney Rangers at Blacktown International Sports Park #2
Start time: 10am