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Sydney Sixers sign on Gab Sutcliffe for Weber WBBL|09

Sydney Sixers sign on Gab Sutcliffe for Weber WBBL|09
Credit: Cricket Australia

The Sydney Sixers have announced the signing of up-and-coming fast bowler Gabby Sutcliffe for the upcoming Weber WBBL|09 season.

Sutcliffe is the leading wicket-taker for the ACT Meteors in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), taking 13 wickets in 12 appearances last summer. She also played one game for the Sydney Thunder in WBBL|06.

Sutcliffe was born and raised in Corowa on the banks of the Murray River. She rose through the ranks of the NSW pathway before relocating to Canberra for study, breaking into the Meteors squad ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Sydney Sixers Head Coach Rachael Haynes said that Sutcliffe has earned her opportunity through a number of impressive performances with the Meteors.

“Gabby is someone who has been around the Big Bash before, being a part of the Thunder squad a few years ago. She has continued to toil away with the ACT and earns an opportunity to come back to the WBBL, this time with the Sixers.

“In terms of her skillset, she’s a player who attacks the stumps. She’s an enthusiastic young player who is keen to learn and will fit in well with our group.

“It’s a really exciting opportunity for Gabby to get to work with one of the world’s best coaches (in Charlotte Edwards) and learn from such a high calibre group of players.”

Sutcliffe said that she is excited to join the Sixers and learn from some of the best players in the world.

“I’m super keen to be joining the Sixers this season. I’m really excited to be given this opportunity to be around and learn off some the best players in the world at the moment.

“Hopefully I can pick up a few things from this experience to keep adding to my game.”

The Sixers will open the WBBL|09 season next Thursday, October 19 at North Sydney Oval, facing the Melbourne Stars in a must-see clash.