Sport Alyssa Healy signs fresh extenstion to remain in Sixers colours
Perry edges Sixers to WBBL win v Renegades
Ellyse Perry guided her team to a four-wicket victory with ball to spare in a challenging run chase.Set a tricky 120 for victory, openers Perry and Alyssa Healy were dropped early on in consecutive balls.
Sydney star Alyssa Healy will remain a Sixer until the end of 2022 after signing an extension that will let her see out her career at the WBBL club.
It has been a productive week for the 29-year-old, who managed to take out the championship at Sydney’s Long Reef Golf Club before flying to Perth for a pair of WBBL matches at the WACA Ground over the weekend.
Healy has become a star of Australian cricket and the talented wicketkeeper-bat said she had no intention of playing elsewhere. Part of the allure was being able to mentor the fresh wave of talent starting to flow through the system, many of the rookies having been inspired by players such as Healy as the women’s game soared to new levels.
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These two just get better and better.Perry and Healy put on 199 runs, with the Stars unable to get a single wicket in their 20 overs.
‘‘It was a fairly easy decision to re-sign with the Sixers and hopefully have another three successful years. It never really crossed my mind to go anywhere else. It was an easy call to stay and help with the group of young kids coming through. Hopefully they will take over when a few of us have had enough,’’ Healy said.
‘‘It’s such a weird feeling after being the youngest player in almost every team over the years to now being one of the older girls. It’s very unnatural to me but it’s so exciting to see how much the women’s game has grown and how much talent there is coming through. I like to be loyal to the places that have been loyal to me, so if I can finish my career here at the Sixers, that would be a nice feeling.’’
Healy continues to be a headliner and will be a key for Australia as they try to win the women’s T20 World Cup being staged on our shores early next year. The final at the MCG will be a momentous occasion should the home side make it through.
Golf has become a great passion for Healy around the edges of cricket, where she swaps one white ball for another. It paid off with a handy win at her local club, followed up by a celebratory swig from the cup.
‘‘Golf is the perfect thing for me. It’s something I really enjoy, I easily switch off away from cricket and I find it incredibly challenging. Although my putting was terrible,’’ Healy said.
Healy loves the sport so much that she regularly keeps in touch with Australian golfing great Karrie Webb, with the pair meeting in a pro-am last year.
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Jess Jonassen impressed with bat and ball as Brisbane Heat maintained their stranglehold over Sydney Sixers in the WBBL. In a rematch of last season's final, the reigning champions were untroubled in cruising past the Sixers' modest 7-123 with 19 balls to spare, leapfrogging them and Adelaide Strikers in the standings in the process.