Abode Hotels ACT Meteors have made one change to their 13-player squad who won back-to-back matches at Manuka Oval back in November before the players joined up with their Rebel Women’s Big Bash League teams.  

The Meteors will travel to Adelaide this weekend to play against both NSW and South Australia at Karen Rolton Oval in the last round of matches before the following weekend’s final.

The Meteors are currently sitting second on the Women’s National Cricket League ladder, just one point behind Tasmania and one point ahead of NSW. The Meteors will need to win both matches to ensure themselves of a finals spot while one win would mean other match results could determine the final ladder position.

Hayley Jensen returns to the mix this weekend after missing the last round due to New Zealand International duties while Clara Iemma will miss out.

Meteors Captain Erin Osborne says the squad is feeling good post-WBBL and is looking forward to be back playing the longer format.  

“It’s been an outstanding few months for our ACT girls who have done exceptionally well in the Big Bash but it’s now about trying to settle back down and play a longer format which I know the group is really looking forward to,” said Osborne

“We are pressing for finals for the first time in our history so there is plenty to play for and it’s going to be tough playing NSW and South Australia at home but I think we’ve got the group who can play finals cricket for the first time.

“There’s a belief in the group that we are capable of playing against the best teams in Australia and putting on good performances.”

Abode Hotels ACT Meteors Squad

Erin Osborne (C)
Angela Reakes (VC)
Samantha Bates
Maitlan Brown
Erin Burns
Zoe Cooke
Nicola Hancock
Hayley Jensen
Erica Kershaw
Claire Koski
Anna Lanning
Matilda Lugg
Katie Mack

Upcoming WNCL Matches

NSW v ACT

Saturday 2nd February

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, 10:00am local time

South Australia v ACT

Sunday 3rd February

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, 10:00am local time

Coin toss will be 45 minutes prior to play