Sam Bates

Since making her debut for the ACT Meteors in 2011, Sam Bates has continued to impress with seven wickets at 27.85 across five matches in the 2014/15 WNCL season, and is excited to star for the Sydney Thunder this season. Originally a fast bowler from Newcastle, Bates was encouraged to take up her current left arm spin trade after a knee reconstruction.  

She was an influential member of the Australian Shooting Stars side which toured Dubai in April- making her debut and finishing with best figures of 2 for 30 off 8 against England’s women’s academy side.