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Strikers secure Coyte as second Star signing

17 July 2015
Sarah Coyte and Megan Schutt

The Adelaide Strikers have signed their second Commonwealth Bank Southern Star in as many weeks, adding former NSW all-rounder Sarah Coyte to their list for the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League. 

Currently based in the UK for the 2015 Women’s Ashes series against England, Coyte, 24, will spend the majority of her summer in Adelaide having also agreed to terms with the Breezair SA Scorpions in the Women’s National Cricket League 50 over competition.

At domestic level her T20 form is sound, averaging 20.5 with the bat including a high score of 69, while with the ball she has 54 wickets to her name. Coyte will also bring 37 matches worth of international experience to the Strikers, including Australia’s 2014 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 victory over England; a match in which she claimed match-winning figures of 3/16.

For Coyte, the decision to play for the Strikers and Scorpions was a straightforward one.

“This sort of group just stood out to me, the way they gel together on and off the field,” said Coyte.

“If you ask me any oval in the world to play cricket on, I would chose Adelaide Oval; it’s my favourite ground in the world.” 

Having spent the last five seasons with the NSW Breakers, claiming as many titles in that time, Coyte will be looking to lead the way with both bat and ball having been starved of opportunity in the Harbour city. 

“I think it’s going to be a real asset to our top six to have someone of her calibre and for her, to get more opportunities with the bat can only help her career blossom,” said Adelaide Strikers Coach Andrea McCauley. 

“She’s a real competitor and a really classy all-rounder.”

Coyte, the younger sister of NSW and Sydney Thunder bowler Scott Coyte and twin of former Thunder batsman Adam Coyte, joins fellow Australian player Megan Schutt on the Adelaide Strikers WBBL list for 2015-16. 

2015-16 WBBL Fixture

Date

Match

City

Sat 12 Dec

Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers

Aurora Stadium, Launceston

Sun 13 Dec

Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes

Aurora Stadium, Launceston

Fri 18 Dec

Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers

AB Field, Brisbane

Sat 19 Dec

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder

AB Field, Brisbane

Sun 20 Dec

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers

Gabba, Brisbane

Thurs 31 Dec

Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Fri 1 Jan

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Fri 8 Jan

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars

Albert Ground, Melbourne

Sat 9 Jan

Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers

Junction Oval, Melbourne

Sat 9 Jan

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers

Junction Oval, Melbourne

Sun 10 Jan

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers

Albert Ground, Melbourne

Fri 15 Jan

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades

Adelaide Oval No. 2, Adelaide

Sat 16 Jan

Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat

Adelaide Oval No. 2, Adelaide

Sun 17 Jan

Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Oval No. 2, Adelaide

Wed 20 Jan

WBBL Semi Final 1

TBC

Thurs 21 Jan

WBBL Semi Final 2

TBC

Sun 24 Jan

WBBL Final

TBC

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Adelaide Strikers Men

SA Scorpions

Sarah Coyte