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Perth Scorchers sign Chloe Ainsworth and Lisa Griffith ahead of WBBL|09

Perth Scorchers sign Chloe Ainsworth and Lisa Griffith ahead of WBBL|09
Credit: Perth Scorchers Media

Perth Scorchers have added local depth to their playing squad ahead of the Weber WBBL|09 season, securing exciting allrounder Chloe Ainsworth and experienced batter Lisa Griffith.

Ainsworth’s two-year deal is her first in the WBBL, tying the talented 18-year-old to the Scorchers until at least the end of WBBL|10. She has been in impressive form in the Women’s National Cricket League and the Under-19 National Championships.

Griffith has signed a one-year deal ahead of WBBL|09, off the back of an impressive start to the season for WA. She was part of Perth’s title-winning WBBL|07 side and returned from injury last season to win the Karen Read Medal as the best and fairest female player in WA Premier Cricket.

Perth Scorchers General Manager – High Performance Cricket & Elite Teams Kade Harvey said:

“We are delighted to sign Chloe and Lisa with our final domestic list spots, which shows the strength of our WNCL program.

“Lisa is a very reliable middle order batter who will add a great amount of experience and knowledge to our batting group.

“It is also exciting for Chloe to get her first WBBL contract at the age of 18. She is a highly talented cricketer who can bowl with good pace and accuracy, and she adds great depth to our fast-bowling stocks.

“We can’t wait to see her showcase her skills for the Scorchers over the next two seasons.”

Overall, the additions of Ainsworth and Griffith are positive ones for the Perth Scorchers. Ainsworth is a young and talented player with a lot of potential, while Griffith is an experienced and reliable batter. Both players should add depth and quality to the Scorchers squad.