WA will host Victoria and South Australia in matches at Murdoch University, with the Fury playing the Vics tomorrow 21 September and the Scorpions Sunday 23 September.

Head Coach Lisa Keightley said after a long preseason it’s exciting to be back playing.

“The squad has looked great during the pre-season, it’s great to be back playing and to see the team implement what we’ve been working,” she said.

“We have some exciting players potentially making their debut.

“Sophie Devine will provide plenty of experience for us with both bat and ball, having represented New Zealand on more than 140 occasions, our girls will learn plenty from her.

“Amy Edgar and Kath Hempenstall are also a chance to make their debuts, they’re both exciting players and it’ll be good to see how they handle the pressure if selection goes their way.”

The Fury reached the WNCL final last season but fell short against a star studded New South Wales team.

Keightley said it’s important her side build on that performance this time round.

“Last season was excellent for us, in all our games the team didn’t rely on any one player,” she said.

“If Nicole Bolton missed out on the runs, the likes of Chloe Piparo or Mathilda Carmichael stepped up and our bowlers did the same.

“There’s some good teams in the competition this year but I’m confident if we can continue to grow that self-belief I think we will go well this season.”

Both matches start at 9:30am AWST and entry is free.


SQUAD:

Western Australia: Chloe Piparo (Captain), Nicole Bolton, Megan Banting, Mathilda Carmichael, Melissa Cameron, Piepa Cleary, Bhavisha Devchand, Sophie Devine, Amy Edgar, Heather Graham, Kath Hempenstall, Emma King, Taneale Peschel.