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SMITH WINS SECOND TITLE WITH SIXERS

Central Coast cricketer Lauren Smith has won a second consecutive title with the Sydney Sixers. While she didn’t bowl in yesterday’s final against The Scorchers at the Adelaide Oval, the 21 year-old took a superb catch to dismiss Megan Banting. It was a comprehensive victory, with Perth all out for 99, and the star studded Sixers reaching the target in 15 overs, with the loss of just one wicket.  

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GIBSON AND BATES HELP THUNDER INTO WBBL FINALS

Maisy Gibson and Sam Bates have qualified for the WBBL finals, helping the Thunder to a two-run win over Brisbane last night. Bates and Gibson finished as the not-out batsmen for the visitors, as they reached 117. Maisy took an important catch to dismiss Haidee Birkett, before Sam claimed the vital wicket of Holly Ferling. “Oh she’s bowled her one run short of a super over.” The Thunder will play Perth on Thursday.

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BATES AND GIBSON HELP THUNDER TO TOP SPOT

Hunter cricketers Sam Bates and Maisy Gibson have helped the Sydney Thunder to a big win against the Melbourne Renegades, to move to spot on the WBBL ladder. Bates grabbed the wicket of Claire Koski, before finishing with figures of 1 for 7. Gibson dismissed Hayley Jensen as the Thunder won by four wickets with four overs to spare.

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BATES AND GIBSON HELP STEER THUNDER TO WBBL WIN

Hunter cricketers Sam Bates and Maisy Gibson are celebrating a four-wicket win, as the Thunder beat cross-town rivals the Sixers. Bates and Gibson started by removing high profile openers Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry. Bates then returned to the attack late in the innings to dismiss tail enders Lauren Smith and Kim Garth, finishing with figures of 3 for 21 from her four overs.

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GIBSON HELPS THUNDER TO BIG WIN OVER RENEGADES IN WBBL

Sam Bates was left out of the Thunder’s line-up for today’s WBBL match against the Renegades, but fellow Hunter bowler Maisy Gibson made her presence felt. “She gathered it beautifully, took aim and went bang and I’m surprised we haven’t seen a little jig and a dance from Maisy.” She followed that up with figures of one for 20 from her four overs. “Gibson now bowls, big shout for LBW, she’s got the breakthrough and Carney is out.” Melbourne was all out for 114, in reply the Thunder reached the target with eight wickets to spare.

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LOCAL CRICKET STARS GO HEAD TO HEAD IN WBBL

Two local cricket stars have gone head to head in the opening day of the Women’s Big Bash League. Gunnedah’s Emily Leys ran out for the Sydney Sixers.. while Tamworth’s Erin Osborne pulled on a different shade of green for her first appearance with the Melbourne Stars, after two seasons with the Sydney Thunder. She showed her worth, taking two wickets and contributing 20 runs. “Knocked her over. Byrnes is giving herself a bit of room and Osborne’s got one through.” But it wasn’t enough for the visitors, the Sixers taking the win by 86 runs.   (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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STAR SPINNER SMITH RE-SIGNED BY SIXERS

Central Coast cricket star Lauren Smith has been re-signed by the Sydney Sixers ahead of Women’s Big Bash League Three. The 21 year-old spin bowler is confident the reigning champions will be even stronger.   The Sixers campaign begins December Nine at North Sydney Oval. (Audio in parts)  

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