Strikers smash Sixers to go top in WBBL
Sarah Coyte starred with the ball and Sophie Devine the bat as the Strikers secured their maiden WBBL win over the Sixers to enhance their claims on top spot. Sophie Devine (46 not out) ensured the Strikers made light work of the Sixers' paltry 9-93, slashing the winning runs with 29 deliveries to spare on Saturday.
Dizzy, unwell and unsure if she should - or even could - continue, Beth Mooney reveals what went into her match-winning WBBL |04 final innings.
Defending champions Brisbane Heat will meet Adelaide in Sunday’s WBBL final after beating the Renegades by Goes with a wider line next ball and Harris cuts four! Flicks square, wants a second but can’t get back. Beth Mooney walks off Allan Border Field after being dismissed in the WBBL
She's just secured her second player-of-the-final award to nab Brisbane successive WBBL championships, but Beth Mooney admits she's yet to secure her future with the franchise.
The Australian international scored an unbeaten 56 at a packed Allan Border Field to guide the Heat to a six-wicket win over Adelaide in Sunday's final.
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Brisbane Heat have claimed hosting rights for the WBBL finals by finishing top in the regular season.With rain delaying the start of play at CitiPower Centre in St Kilda and reducing play to 10 overs apiece, Beth Mooney starred as the Heat chased down the Stars' 6-87 with eight deliveries remaining.
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Mooney's efforts mean she finishes the tournament with 743 runs at an average of 74.30 including nine half-centuries.
But the 25-year-old is one of several off-contract players at the Heat including Jess Jonassen and Sammy-Jo Johnson - who had also played key roles in Sunday's successful run chase.
Heat out for revenge in WBBL semi-final
Brisbane Heat will be out for revenge when they play hosts to Melbourne Renegades in Saturday's WBBL semi-final at Allan Border Field.Not that Heat 'keeper-batter Beth Mooney had to be reminded ahead of their re-match at the Brisbane venue - Saturday's WBBL semi-final.
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Brisbane Heat opener Beth Mooney crunched a superb 65 from 46 balls in the WBBL final , including nine boundaries.
While Mooney says she hasn't received an offer from the Heat yet, the proud Queenslander concedes she can't picture herself playing for anyone other than the Brisbane franchise.
"I don't know. I haven't thought too much about it. I've just tried to get through the season," Mooney said.
"I know I was off contract and I haven't been spoken to by the Brisbane Heat, I'll be honest, and you want to feel valued and things like that.
"In terms of my lifestyle here, it's pretty good ... I get to be at home with all my people and they get to sit in the crowd and watch me play at Allan Border Field, which is one of the greatest grounds in the world. So, I don't think so."
Having been with the Heat since the start of the WBBL, Mooney is imploring team managers to do all they can to keep as many of the players who have turned them into a title-winning force as possible.
"Once people start coming off contract, people start getting chased," she said.
"That's the beauty of this competition, the names are out there a bit more and people become wanted.
"That's just where the game's heading. I think Brisbane Heat needs to be really smart - they've probably not done that a whole lot in the past.
"Now is a really good opportunity for them to show what they're made of and make sure they keep all the people and try their best to keep them because you can't replicate what we've done here if you don't have the people."
Brisbane Heat beat Adelaide Strikers by six wickets in WBBL final at Allan Border Field .
Playing in front of a sold-out home crowd in Brisbane, the Heat show why they are the dominant force in women's domestic T20 cricket with victory over the Strikers in the final.Heat opener Beth Mooney was a stand-out with the bat in front of a sell-out crowd, making an unbeaten 56 from 45 deliveries as the Heat successfully chased down the victory target of 162 with 11 balls to spare.