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Maddy Darke signs on for two more seasons with Perth Scorchers

Maddy Darke signs on for two more seasons with Perth Scorchers
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Perth Scorchers have added class to their batting line-up ahead of Weber WBBL|09, with exciting wicketkeeper batter Maddy Darke signing on for the next two seasons.

This will be Darke’s second season in orange, following her Scorchers campaign in WBBL|08.

The 22-year-old, who moved from New South Wales to Perth ahead of the 2021-22 Women’s National Cricket League season, is eager to bring her outstanding WNCL form to the WBBL.

Darke is one of the country’s brightest young prospects, with the young star producing a career-best season for WA in last year’s Women’s National Cricket League.

She finished with 475 runs including four half-centuries and a century, at an average of 52.78 from her 10 innings.

Darke learned a lot from the experience.

“To be thrown into a different environment and learn about the game from other coaches and see how players from the different states go about their own cricket was invaluable for me,” she said.

Another NSW product, fast bowler Stella Campbell, recently committed to Perth on a two-year deal.

Darke and Campbell have built a close bond over the years, growing up together in Sydney.

“Stella and I have been good friends for a long time, so to have her over in Perth and hopefully playing together will be special,” Darke said. “She’s such a talented cricketer and I know that she will add something different to our bowling attack. I can’t wait for her to join the group.”