WA have made three changes to their list, securing interstate talent to play alongside homegrown stocks as the side chases a third Ruth Preddy Cup.

Madeleine Darke and Lisa Griffiths have joined from New South Wales, while Victorian fast bowler Courtney Neale has also made the move West.

An immensely promising wicketkeeper-batter, Darke toured the United Kingdom with Australia A in August 2019 following a break-out season in New South Wales Premier Cricket where she battered 596 runs at an average of 74.5.

Quick Neale has already had a taste of WA conditions, playing in both of Victoria’s WNCL fixtures at the WACA Ground last season, while allrounder Griffiths has previously captained the NSW Breakers and brings plenty of experience to the squad.

WA is set to continue its proud history of developing local talent, with young fast bowler Sheldyn Cooper penning a new contract following a strong WNCL season that saw her crowned the Female Rising Star at last month’s Laurie Sawle Medal awards night.

WACA General Manager – High Performance Kade Harvey said;

"We have an incredible depth of talent in the squad, with a diverse mix of players, youth and experience this year.

“We’re thrilled to bring in three quality players in Maddy, Lisa and Courtney and look forward to welcoming them into our program.”

Veteran off-spinner Emma King retired following the 2020-21 season, while Piepa Cleary (UK based) and Megan Banting have dropped off the contracted list for the upcoming season.

WA Women’s Squad:
Nicole BOLTON
Zoe BRITCLIFFE
Mathilda CARMICHAEL
Sheldyn COOPER
Madeleine DARKE (new)
Ashley DAY
Amy EDGAR
Lisa GRIFFITHS (new)
Molly HEALY
Alana KING
Courtney NEALE (new)
Chloe PIPARO
Georgia WYLLIE
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