WBBL's Sydney Thunder unearths 16-year-old Phoebe Litchfield as a star of the future
Phoebe Litchfield is a high school student in country New South Wales, who also happens to be one of the brightest young talents to hit the WBBL2Phoebe Litchfield made 26 in her WBBL debut for Sydney Thunder against the Sixers at North Sydney Oval last Friday night and then hit a match-winning 52 not out against defending champions Brisbane Heat two days later.
The Sydney Thunder are on top of the ladder after scoring victories over Brisbane and Hobart on Saturday.
Sydney Thunder have returned to the top of the WBBL ladder after prevailing in a hard-fought, pressure-filled clash with Melbourne Renegades.
Rachel Priest has blasted Sydney Thunder to a convincing six-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes and to the top of the WBBL ladder.
The veteran New Zealand opener thumped the Hurricanes attack to all corners of Burnie's West Park Oval to make short work of the target of 149, hauled in with 11 deliveries to spare.
Priest set the tone with 50 off 34 balls at the top before veteran Alex Blackwell (26) and teenager Chloe Litchfield (26 not out) finished the job.
The Hurricanes had crawled early and ended with a flurry to post 6-148 in their innings.
The 'Canes were held to 2-40 off their first 10 overs before cracking 108 off the last 10 thanks the brilliance of England skipper Heather Knight (77 of 49 balls) and the power of Chloe Tryon (21 off 12).
Pakistani spinner Nida Dar (2-16) was easily the best bowler for the victorious Thunder.
The Thunder have posted four wins from their six games, with one loss and one no result.
Sixers hammer Hurricanes in WBBL romp .
Sydney Sixers stars Ellyse Perry and Erin Burns combined to make short work of the struggling Hurricanes in a lopsided WBBL clash in Launceston.After Ellyse Perry crunched an unbeaten 70 to propel the Sixers to an imposing 2-172 from their 20 overs at Launceston's Invermay Park on Wednesday, the Hurricanes were skittled for 133 in 18 overs.