The NSW Breakers will play three intra-squad practice matches in Coffs Harbour this Friday to Sunday, with entry free to the public.

The matches will provide the local Coffs Harbour community with a chance to see the 20-time WNCL champions in action ahead of an extended WNCL season, which begins on September 22.

Breakers coach Dom Thornely has named a strong squad for the three practice matches, despite missing his Australian players who have recently returned from England.

Coffs Harbour local Anika Learoyd will take part in the Breakers pre season camp. Learoyd has been a regular fixture in the ACT/NSW Country underage sides for a number of seasons and has represented NSW at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships.

Learoyd makes her way into these fixtures as a member of the newly formed Female Transition Squad. The aim of this squad is to provide support to non-Breakers contracted players outside of the WBBL season. Other members of the Transition Squad partaking in these fixtures include Breakers and Sydney Thunder great Alex Blackwell, Sydney Sixers’ Jodie Hicks and Clara Iemma.

The Breakers will play in three intra-squad practice matches, with T20 matches to be played on Friday and Sunday and a 40 over hit-out to be played on Saturday.

 

Match Details:

Friday August 23

20 over intra-squad practice match

First ball at 1:30pm.

Coffs Harbour No. 2 Ground.

Saturday August 24

40 over intra-squad practice match

First ball at 11am

Coffs Harbour No. 2 Ground.

Sunday August 25

20 over intra-squad practice match

First ball at 10am

Coffs Harbour No. 2 Ground.

Entry to all three matches is free.

Squad:

Abbey Taylor, Alisha Bates, Alex Blackwell, Anika Learoyd. Clara Iemma, Emma Hughes, Erin Burns, Hannah Darlington (not playing due to injury), Hannah Trethewy, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Jodie Hicks, Kate Peterson, Lauren Cheatle, Lauren Smith, Lisa Griffith, Naomi Stalenberg, Olivia Porter, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachel Trenaman, Rene Farrell, Sarah Aley, Saskia Horley, Stella Campbell, Tahlia Wilson.