Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes are all expected to play for their clubs in round nine of McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket on Sunday.
Both players were this week named in the 15-player Australian squad for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup on home soil starting 21 February, against India, at Sydney Showground Stadium.
Former England allrounder Jenny Gunn will add to the international stars in action joining Healy and Haynes in the Sydney squad to meet Gordon at Chatswood Oval.
Ashleigh Gardner was expected to play for Bankstown against St George-Sutherland but this match has been abandoned due to the wet weather. Continued rain could cause the further abandonment of some or all the remaining scheduled limited-overs matches.
Healy and Haynes returned to First Grade last week for Sydney. The Tigers defeated table-topping Northern District by three wickets in a rain-affected match last Sunday, decided under Duckworth Lewis Stern.
In Gunn's last appearance for Sydney this season, she made an unbeaten 109 from 101 balls against Penrith just before Christmas.
Haynes, the Australian Women’s vice-captain, made 51 from 59 deliveries in the win over Northern District last week, opening with Healy (23).
Thunder and Breakers off-spinning allrounder Saskia Horley, 19, has been named for Gordon.
Sydney are equal fourth on the Premier Cricket table with Campbelltown-Camden. The Ghosts take on Parramatta at Merrylands Park.
Parramatta is captained by Breakers and Sixers teenage seamer Hayley Silver-Holmes, 16, who has claimed a pair of three-wicket hauls in the last two WNCL wins for NSW.
The match between Penrith and Northern District at Howell Oval, which was to feature Breakers Lisa Griffith, Lauren Smith and Naomi Stalenberg, has been abandoned due to the recent wet weather.
Universities, who are second on the ladder three points behind Northern District, have the bye this Sunday.
In Second Grade, top of the table Manly-Warringah meet St George-Sutherland, Gordon host Parramatta and Campbelltown-Camden are away to Universities. The Bankstown and Sydney match has been abandoned due to the recent wet weather.
Round two of the Third Grade T20 competition, on Saturday, matches Campbelltown-Camden against Universities. UTS North Sydney play Manly-Warringah, while Gordon have the bye.
Bankstown against St George-Sutherland has been abandoned due to wet weather.
The Under 18 Brewer Shield also resumes as Gordon travel to Tunks Park to play UTS North Sydney and St George-Sutherland meet Northern District.
Campbelltown-Camden's match with Manly-Warringah has been abandoned due to weather along with Parramatta who were due to host Sydney. Universities has the bye.
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