Former NSW Breakers Carly Leeson and Mikayla Hinkley will return to Women’s Premier Cricket, and meet each other on Sunday, after their domestic seasons with ACT and Queensland ended last week.
Leeson, who debuted for the Meteors this season, has been named for Universities who meet Penrith at David Phillips South. The allrounder also played for the Melbourne Renegades during WBBL|05.
Hinkley returns home after her debut season with Queensland. Both players played their final WNCL matches for the season last week.
It will be Leeson's third Premier Cricket match this year and Hinkley's second for the season.
Several contracted NSW Breakers are unavailable for round 13 of the McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket competition as they meet Western Australia in the WNCL Final at North Sydney Oval.
Penrith and Universities are third and fourth respectively on the limited-overs table. Sydney Sixers pace bowler Emma Hughes has also been named for Penrith.
Ladder leaders Sydney meet Parramatta at Merrylands Park, with the hosts in desperate need of a win to remain in contact with the all-important top four to determine Finals positions.
Parramatta are seventh two wins outside the top four. Former England allrounder Jenny Gunn has been named for Sydney.
Northern District, who have led the way for much of the Limited-Overs competition, trail Sydney by three points.
Second-placed Northern District will have a host of underage and emerging stars available for its match against Bankstown.
Anika Learoyd is one of those promising young players. The teenager has enjoyed a break out season for Northern District and is the competition’s leading run-scorer.
Learoyd has made 340 runs at the impressive average of 68, including a highest score of 145 not out from 135 balls the last time Northern District met Bankstown at Mark Taylor Oval.
Bankstown lost by 150 runs on that occasion after Northern District posted a huge total of 3/335. Grace Dignam (115) also made a century in that match.
Learoyd was also the leading run-scorer at the Female Under 18 National Championships, in January, making 384 runs at 43, including a century for ACT/NSW Country.
Her region claimed the T20 title and shared the One-Day title in Tasmania after rain washed out the Limited-Overs Final at those championships.
ACT/NSW Country Under 18 team mates Abbey Taylor and Sixers allrounder Alisha Bates join Learoyd in the Northern District squad.
Dignam captained ACT/NSW Country during the Under 18 titles but has not been named for Sunday.
However, ACT Meteors off-spinner Isabelle Afaras has been named for Northern District.
Sixth-placed Gordon meet St George-Sutherland, who has registered just the one win this season and are bottom of the limited-overs ladder. Campbelltown-Camden have the bye this week.
Campbelltown-Camden defeated Manly-Warringah in the Third Grade T20 competition on Saturday.
Second Grade and Under 18 Brewer Shield fixtures for Sunday:
Women’s Second Grade click here.
Women’s Under 18 Brewer Shield click here.