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Wellington re-signs, WBBL fixture locked in

16 July 2018

The Adelaide Strikers have re-signed Test bowler Amanda-Jade Wellington until the end of season 2020-21, alongside the announcement of the Strikers’ fixture for rebel WBBL|04.

Australian player Wellington will launch into her fourth season in blue, after being the joint lead wicket-taker for the Strikers last year with 17.

The 21-year-old legspinner has played 12 ODIs, eight T20Is and made her Test debut in 2017 in the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes series, where she took two wickets.

A valuable inclusion in the side, Wellington is also handy with the bat, making her maiden century for South Australia in the Women’s National Cricket League competition last season.

“I’m very happy to be staying home in Adelaide for another three seasons,” Wellington said.

“The Strikers have got a great bunch of girls together, made up of impressive local and international talent. Let’s hope we can go even further this year after making the semi-final last season.”

Head Coach Andrea McCauley said, ““Amanda has had a lot of WBBL and international experience already so it’s an exciting prospect to think about how she will develop further with us over the next few years.”

Adelaide will host five home matches in WBBL|04, also returning to Alice Springs for two fixtures against Perth Scorchers at Traeger Park, competing to retain the Faith Thomas Trophy.

“We are again extremely proud to be bringing the Strikers back to Alice Springs in what was a standout event at a fantastic facility last season,” Adelaide Strikers General Manager Bronwyn Klei said.

“This time the women will have the weekend to themselves, which is a credit to the increasing quality of the WBBL, and we hope that all Territorians will again come out in numbers and support the Strikers.”

Adelaide Oval and the re-developed Karen Rolton Oval precinct at Park 25 will be the Strikers’ home venues, with two Adelaide Oval games being played as double-headers before a KFC BBL|08 match.

It will be the first time that cricket of this elite level will be played on Karen Rolton Oval, with the multi-million-dollar investment having been designed to meet first-class cricket requirements.

This year the women’s competition starts considerably earlier, in preparation for a standalone WBBL tournament in 2019-20.

 “WBBL is always a really fast-paced and fun time of year,” McCauley said.

“It will be great for the girls to have the opportunity to play at new facilities like Karen Rolton Oval and CitiPower Centre too. The squad will remain quite similar to last season so I’m hoping the confidence gained from the success we had will help us build on that further.”

Across the entire WBBL, 23 matches will be broadcast on Seven and Fox, with all remaining matches live-streamed on and the CA Live app.

WBBL finals will be standalone, giving the top-ranked team of the regular season the right to host both semi-finals at their home venue, with the final to follow a week later on Australia Day.

The BBL|08 fixture will be released on Wednesday.

Full Adelaide Strikers fixture
Sunday 2 December, Brisbane Heat, CitiPower Centre, Melbourne*
Saturday 8 December, Melbourne Renegades, CitiPower Centre, Melbourne
Sunday 9 December, Melbourne Renegades, away TBC
Saturday 15 December, Sydney Thunder, Blundstone Arena, Hobart*
Sunday 16 December, Sydney Thunder, Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Friday 21 December, Melbourne Stars, home TBC
Sunday 23 December, Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Oval*
Friday 28 December, Sydney Sixers, Hurstville Oval, Sydney
Monday 31 December, Sydney Sixers, Adelaide Oval*
Saturday 5 January, Brisbane Heat, Mackay
Tuesday 8 January, Hobart Hurricanes, Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Wednesday 9 January, Hobart Hurricanes, Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Saturday 12 January, Perth Scorchers, Traeger Park, Alice Springs
Sunday 13 January, Perth Scorchers, Traeger Park, Alice Springs

*Match will be broadcast live on Seven.