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Griffith to lead Breakers squad

19 September 2019

Lisa Griffith

Horley one of five potential debutants

Sydney Thunder all-rounder Lisa Griffith will lead a 13-player NSW Breakers squad travelling to Adelaide for the start of their Women’s National Cricket League campaign on Sunday.


Griffith will deputise as captain in the absence of Alyssa Healy, who is currently in the West Indies with the victorious Australian Women’s team.

After making her first appearance for the Breakers in eight seasons last season, Griffith will become the 29th woman to captain New South Wales on Sunday.

New Breakers Head Coach Dominic Thornely said that the choice of Griffith as stand-in captain was part of a long-term vision.

“We definitely understand that there will most likely be a reduction in international players playing WNCL cricket going forward,” Thornely said.

“Both Aley and Farrell have been huge contributors to NSW cricket. We want them to flourish towards the end of their careers and concentrate on what they have done so wonderfully well in the past.

“Lisa has been amazing the last few years in her leadership in and around our group.

“Her maturity is incredible and she’s a very inspirational person. Tactically very aware of the game. Very modern in her preparation."

Young gun Saskia Horley is one of five potential debutants named in the squad. 

Horley impressed in Women’s Premier Cricket last season. The off-spinning allrounder scored 528 runs at 66 and claimed 26 wickets in 13 matches for Gordon, across the One-Day and T20 formats.

NSW Breakers WNCL squad 

Lisa Griffith (C)

Sarah Aley

Stella Campbell

Lauren Cheatle

Rene Farrell

Jodie Hicks

Saskia Horley

Phoebe Litchfield

Hayley Silver-Holmes

Lauren Smith

Naomi Stalenberg

Rachel Trenaman

Tahlia Wilson

Sydney Thunder is set to open the first ever standalone WBBL season with a blockbuster Sydney Smash against crosstown rivals the Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval on Friday 18 October.

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Sydney Thunder WBBL|05 Tickets

Friday 18 October | Vs Sydney Sixers | North Sydney Oval | 7.40PM

Sunday 20 October | Vs Brisbane Heat | North Sydney Oval | 2.10PM

Saturday 26 October | Vs Melbourne Renegades | Blacktown International Sportspark | 7.00PM

Sunday 27 October | Vs Melbourne Stars | Bankstown Memorial Oval | 2.00PM

Friday 15 November | Vs Sydney Sixers | Drummoyne Oval | 7.10PM

Saturday 16 November | Vs Brisbane Heat | Drummoyne Oval | 7.10PM

Wednesday 20 November | Vs Adelaide Strikers | North Dalton Park | 2.30PM