Former Perth Scorcher Mathilda Carmichael is set to make a cross-country switch this summer, joining the Sydney Sixers ahead of Weber WBBL|09.
A versatile middle-order bat and skilful fielder, Carmichael played 45 matches during her time in the west.
A member of the Scorchers WBBL|07 championship team, the right-hander made her debut in the second edition of the competition and is set to reunite this summer with former Scorchers skipper – and now Sixers teammate – Suzie Bates.
Born and bred in Sydney, the 29-year-old represented New South Wales in underage cricket and hockey, before relocating to the west.
A talented hockey player and former Hockeyroo, Carmichael made the switch full-time to cricket after narrowly missing selection for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
One of WA’s leading run-scorers last summer, Carmichael notched 335 runs (averaging 33.50) with three half centuries to her name for the WNCL season.
Head of Sydney Sixers, Rachael Haynes said of Carmichael’s signing:
“Mathilda brings a number of years of experience in the WBBL to our side.
“She’s a versatile player who can move up and down the order depending on the needs of the team and she adds great depth to our batting lineup.
“We’re really pleased with how our list is shaping up for this summer and we can’t wait to get underway in just a few weeks’ time.”
The Sixers will officially open the Weber WBBL|09 season on Thursday, October 19 facing the Melbourne Stars at the iconic North Sydney Oval.
Sydney Sixers WBBL|09 squad
Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Mathilda Carmichael, Lauren Cheatle, Ash Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Jess Kerr, Kate Peterson, Ellyse Perry, Chloe Tryon.
Head Coach: Charlotte Edwards