WBBL finals race: SCG Smash to decide second spot

The Strikers have locked in the home final, but which of the Scorchers or Thunder will host the Challenger?

The battle for second spot on the Weber WBBL table will be decided by the final game of the regular season.

Adelaide Strikers have cemented top spot and will host the final on December 2.

The third- and fourth-ranked teams will meet in The Eliminator, with the winner to meet the second-placed finisher in The Challenger to determine who goes into the final.

Currently, the Scorchers occupy second spot but face a nervous wait, as they will be overtaken by the Sydney Thunder if Heather Knight's team take out Sunday's derby against the Sixers at the SCG.

The Hurricanes also remain - mathematically at least - alive and have a slim chance of stealing a spot in the top four.  

1st: Adelaide Strikers (20 points) - Will host the final 

Played 13 | Won 10 | Lost 3 | NR 0 | NRR 0.932

The run home

Nov 26 v Hurricanes (Sydney Cricket Ground)

The Strikers have an unassailable lead atop the table and will host the final at Adelaide Oval on December 2. 

Ice-cool Patterson steers Strikers home

2nd: Perth Scorchers (16 points) - Qualified

Played 14 | Won 8 | Lost 6 | NR 0 | NRR 0.932

The Scorchers are a lock for the top four but their hopes of a home final are tougher following their losses to the Stars and Strikers. With all 14 games completed, the Scorchers will have to wait for Sunday's Sydney Smash to find out if they will hold onto second spot and host The Challenger. 

Mooney in league of her own with dominant Junction ton

3rd: Brisbane Heat (16 points) - Qualified 

Played 14 | Won 8 | Lost 6 | NR 0 | NRR 0.203

The Heat's win over the Thunder has locked in their sixth consecutive finals berth but they cannot finish inside the top two. All they can do now is sit back and wait to find out who they will play in The Eliminator, and where it will be played.  

Cool, calm Du Preez anchors Heat chase with half-century

4th: Sydney Thunder (15 points)

Played 13 | Won 7 | Lost 5 | NR 1 | NRR 0.418

The run home

Nov 26 v Sixers (Sydney Cricket Ground)

The Thunder are all-but certain to play finals, with only the slightest mathematical chance they could drop out of the top four, given their large net run rate advantage over the Hurricanes. They cannot host the final but if they win the Sydney Smash, they will finish second and host The Challenger.

Darlington stuns Stars with career-best haul

5th: Hobart Hurricanes (13 points)

Played 13 | Won 6 | Lost 6 | NR 1 | NRR -0.303

The run home

Nov 26 v Strikers (Sydney Cricket Ground)

The Hurricanes' finals hopes remain alive following their wins over the Renegades and the Stars but the odds are stacked against them. They could finish level on 15 points with the Thunder, but the huge net run rate difference between the teams means the Hurricanes would have to defeat the Strikers by an enormous margin and then hope the Sixers did the same to the Thunder.

6th: Sydney Sixers (12 points) - Eliminated 

Played 13| Won 6 | Lost 7 | NR 0 | NRR -0.341

The run home

Nov 26 v Thunder (Sydney Cricket Ground)

The Sixers' season is over following the Heat's win over the Thunder. They'll end their season with a Sydney Smash at the SCG. 

7th: Melbourne Stars (12 points) - Eliminated

Played 14 | Won 6 | Lost 8 | NR 0 | NRR -0.779

The defeat to the Hurricanes at Allan Border Field meant it was officially season over for the Stars. They ended their season with a rain-reduced victory over the Renegades at the MCG.

8th: Melbourne Renegades (4 points) - Eliminated

Played 14 | Won 2 | Lost 12 | NR 0 | NRR -0.978

The Renegades were the first team officially eliminated from WBBL|09 and finish the season on the bottom of the table.

Weber WBBL|09 Standings

Matches played
No results
Net Run Rate
Total points
1 Adelaide Strikers Women Adelaide Strikers Women STR 14 11 3 0 0 1.154 0 22
2 Perth Scorchers Women Perth Scorchers Women SCO 14 8 6 0 0 0.784 0 16
3 Brisbane Heat Women Brisbane Heat Women HEA 14 8 6 0 0 0.203 0 16
4 Sydney Thunder Women Sydney Thunder Women THU 14 7 6 0 1 0.298 0 15
5 Sydney Sixers Women Sydney Sixers Women SIX 14 7 7 0 0 -0.253 0 14
6 Hobart Hurricanes Women Hobart Hurricanes Women HUR 14 6 7 0 1 -0.597 0 13
7 Melbourne Stars Women Melbourne Stars Women STA 14 6 8 0 0 -0.779 0 12
8 Melbourne Renegades Women Melbourne Renegades Women REN 14 2 12 0 0 -0.978 0 4

M: Matches played

W: Wins

L: Losses

T: Ties

N/R: No results

NRR: Net Run Rate

Ded.: Deductions

PTS: Total points