The NSW Breakers commence their Women’s National Cricket League campaign on January 15 against South Australia at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.

 

Each of the seven teams – the six states and ACT – will play eight games with each state and territory scheduled to host matches.

 

The Breakers will stop in Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart before playing Queensland in their final two preliminary matches at North Sydney Oval on March 19 and 21. The WNCL Final is scheduled for Sunday 27 March.

 

NSW will also play Victoria twice at Junction Oval, Melbourne, with captain Alyssa Healy and her side set to meet Ellyse Perry in Victorian colours for the first time on 27 and 29 January.

 

The Breakers have progressed to all 24 WNCL Finals since 1996/97 winning 20 titles.

 

With a very young side, including several teenagers, the Breakers gallantly lost the Final last season to Western Australia.

 

Drew Ginn, Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager, High Performance, commented that there was “great anticipation ahead of the WNCL getting underway in January” after such a successful WBBL|06.

 

“The WNCL provides our domestic players with the opportunity to continue their development and push for national selection which is especially crucial with a home Ashes and One-Day World Cup scheduled for next summer,” Ginn said.

 

NSW Breakers 2020/21: Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Lisa Griffith, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (captain), Emma Hughes, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Smith, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson.

 

NSW Breakers 2020/21 fixture -

 

Friday 15 January 2021, v. South Australia, at Karen Rolton Oval.

Tuesday 19 January 2021, v. ACT, at EPC Solar Park (Phillip Oval).

Wednesday 27 January 2021, v. Victoria, at CitiPower Centre (Junction Oval).

Friday 29 January 2021, v. Victoria, at CitiPower Centre (Junction Oval).

Sunday 21 February 2021, v. Western Australia, at Blundstone Arena.

Tuesday 23 February 2021, v. Tasmania, at Blundstone Arena.

Friday 19 March 2021, v. Queensland, at North Sydney Oval.

Sunday 21 March 2021, v. Queensland, at North Sydney Oval.