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Full squads: Every club's list (so far) for WBBL|10

Keep up to date on all the ins and outs this off-season ahead of Weber WBBL|10

Strikers | Heat | Hurricanes | Renegades | Stars | Scorchers | Sixers | Thunder

Preparations for the milestone 10th season of the Weber WBBL continue to ramp up as clubs lock in their squads.

The draft lottery has been held, with the Hurricanes securing the No.1 pick, and the date of the draft itself is expected to be confirmed shortly.

Clubs can also sign one overseas player ahead of the draft under the league's new multi-year contracting mechanism announced last month.

It comes after a new season structure was revealed, with the home-and-away stage reduced to a 10-match campaign in line with the men's competition.

Adelaide Strikers

WBBL|09 result: Champions (11 wins, 3 losses), defeated Brisbane Heat in the final

  

Coach: Luke Williams

 

Spots filled on contract list: 8 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Katie Mack, Eleanor Larosa, Tahlia McGrath (c), Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington

 

Ins: Eleanor Larosa. Outs: TBC

 

Local players off contract: Anesu Mushangwe, Courtney Neale, Annie O'Neil, Ella Wilson

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Georgia Adams (England), Dani Gibson (England), Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 6, 14, 19, 30

The two-time reigning champions are in an excellent position, with their biggest local names already locked in for WBBL|10, including Aussie stars Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt and Darcie Brown. Their depth is a strength – so much so, they did not even use all three of their overseas players on occasions last season. The unexpected move to hand Bridget Patterson the gloves proved a stroke of genius. With such a solid core of local talent, the overseas players they draft are the icing on the cake.

Brisbane Heat

WBBL|09 result: Runners-up (8 wins, 6 losses), defeated by Adelaide Strikers in the final

  

Coach: Mark Sorell (new)

 

Spots filled on contract list: 8 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Nadine de Klerk (South Africa), Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen, Charli Knott, Georgia Redmayne

 

Ins: Nadine de Klerk. Outs: Georgia Voll (Thunder), Courtney Sippel (Sixers), Amelia Kerr (Sixers), Mikayla Hinkley (Scorchers), Mignon du Preez 

 

Local players off contract: Lucy Hamilton, Grace Parsons, Bonnie Berry (local replacement player)

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Mignon du Preez (South Africa), Sarah Glenn (England), Bess Heath (England), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 7, 15, 18, 31

The Heat have a new coach at the helm, with Mark Sorell replacing Ashley Noffke, who has taken on a coaching role in New Zealand. Another team with a strong core of local players, the majority are locked in, with Aussie star Grace Harris the latest to re-sign. But the Heat are also set for a raft of changes, with three high profile names already among the 'outs' for WBBL|10. Rising star Georgia Voll has signed with the Thunder after four seasons in teal and Mikayla Hinkley is headed west, while on the international front, the Heat have lost New Zealand superstar Amelia Kerr, who has been lured to the Sixers on a three-year deal. Rising quick Courtney Sippel is also headed to the Sixers, while South African Mignon du Preez has announced she is expecting twins later this year, meaning there will be at least two fresh internationals on the Heat list this season.  

The best of Young Gun Charli Knott in WBBL|09

Hobart Hurricanes

WBBL|09 result: Sixth (6 wins, 7 losses, 1 no result)

 

Coach: Jude Coleman

 

Spots filled on contract list: 9 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Nicola Carey, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Lauren Smith, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani

 

Ins: Lauren Smith (Thunder) Outs: TBC

 

Local players off contract: Maisy Gibson, Emma Manix-Geeves, Naomi Stalenberg, Julia Cavanough, Tabby Saville (local replacement player)

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Shabnim Ismail (South Africa), Lizelle Lee (South Africa), Bryony Smith (England)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 1, 9, 24, 25

The Hurricanes have a very similar local group to the state side that has won three consecutive WNCL titles, but they have not been able to replicate that success in the WBBL, with just one finals appearance in the last seven seasons. A lack of consistency in the batting was a concern last season and they did not get the contribution they would have wanted from English batter Bryony Smith in her first WBBL season. The spin stocks are strong - particularly following the addition of Lauren Smith - but the pace depth is lacking a bit. In good news for the club, key players Elyse Villani and Nicola Carey have now been re-signed. 

Lee stuns Renegades with a century off 52 balls

Melbourne Renegades

WBBL|09 result: Eighth (2 wins, 12 losses)

  

Coach: Simon Helmot

 

Spots filled on contract list: 6 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Josie Dooley, Nicole Faltum, Ella Hayward, Milly Illingworth, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb

 

Ins: Nicole Faltum, Milly Illingworth (both Stars). Outs: Jess Duffin (retired)

 

Local players off contract: Ellen Falconer, Erica Kershaw, Rhiann O’Donnell, Georgia Prestwidge, Tayla Vlaeminck, Sarah Coyte, Emma de Broughe (local replacement player), Sara Kennedy (local replacement player)

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Harmanpreet Kaur (India), Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Tammy Beaumont (England)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 3, 11, 22, 27

The Renegades should automatically be strengthened this season by the return of Sophie Molineux and potentially Tayla Vlaeminck, who both missed the entirety of WBBL|09 due to injury.

In more good news for Gades fans, West Indies captain Hayley Matthews will remain in red, after being signed on a one-year deal ahead of the draft, while wicketkeeper-batter Nicole Faltum and rising quick Milly Illingworth have swapped Melbourne allegiances, moving from the Stars.

The Renegades spin stocks in particular look healthy, with two Aussie stars in Molineux and Georgia Wareham joined by off-spinners Matthews and Ella Hayward, while re-signing Vlaeminck - which they are no doubt eager to do - would strengthen the pace attack.

They unearthed two exciting young prospects via replacement players last season – left-arm quick Sara Kennedy and batter Emma de Broughe. Hanging onto both could be a canny look to the future for the Gades.

Melbourne Stars

WBBL|09 result: Seventh (6 wins, 8 losses)

  

Coach: Jon Batty

 

Spots filled on contract list: 5 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Sophie Day, Kim Garth, Marizanne Kapp (South Africa), Meg Lanning, Annabel Sutherland

 

Ins: Marizanne Kapp (Thunder) Outs: Nicole Faltum, Milly Illingworth (both Renegades)

 

Local players off contract: Tess Flintoff, Olivia Henry, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Jas Nevins, Sophie Reid

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Alice Capsey, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley (all England)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 4, 12, 21, 28

The Stars have pulled off a major coup luring South Africa superstar Marizanne Kapp to the club for the next three seasons. Kapp, the ICC's top-ranked ODI allrounder, was drafted by the Sydney Thunder with pick No.1 in last year's overseas player draft. But she will reunite with captain Meg Lanning and coach Jon Batty at the Stars in Weber WBBL|10 after spending the past two Women's Premier League seasons playing under the pair at Delhi Capitals.

Her inclusion is a huge boost after the Stars missed the finals yet again last season. They also have an exciting group of local players on the books that should provide a strong foundation. The low contributions from their trio of English batters hurt last season – especially when coupled with the absence of Meg Lanning towards the end of the season, and Tess Flintoff’s injuries that kept her off the park for the majority of it. Recruiting another local top-order batter could help ease their reliance on imports, and they could do with at least one more spinner to support Sophie Day

Direct hit, classic catch, collision: Reid's wild day

Perth Scorchers

WBBL|09 result: Third (8 wins, 6 losses), defeated by Adelaide Strikers in the final

 

Coach: Becky Grundy

 

Spots filled on contract list: 7 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Chloe Ainsworth, Stella Campbell, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Darke, Mikayla Hinkley, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Chloe Piparo

 

Ins: Mikayla Hinkley (Heat) Outs: Taneale Peschel (Thunder)

 

Local players off contract: Amy Edgar, Beth Mooney, Charis Bekker, Lisa Griffith, Zoe Britcliffe (local replacement player)

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Amy Jones, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Lauren Winfield-Hill (all England)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 8, 16, 17, 32

Across the league, there only a few current Australian players are off-contract, and one is Beth Mooney. She has loved making Perth her home across the last four seasons and the club will be desperate to re-sign her, but you would expect plenty of other suitors will be making their own pitches to one of the best batters in the world.

The club returned to the finals last season, finishing second but were bundled out by the Heat. The bones of their list are excellent and, similar to the Strikers and Heat, they can be very strategic with how they draft their overseas players to put the icing on the cake. One area they are lacking in is explosive local batters, and they have address that by luring Mikayla Hinkley across from the Heat.

Mooney's red-hot form continues with unbeaten 91

Sydney Sixers

WBBL|09 result: Fifth (7 wins, 7 losses)

  

Coach: Charlotte Edwards

 

Spots filled on contract list: 10 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Mathilda Carmichael, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Amelia Kerr, Kate Pelle, Ellyse Perry, Kate Peterson, Courtney Sippel

 

Ins: Amelia Kerr (Heat), Courtney Sippel (Heat) Outs: TBC

 

Local players off contract: Jade Allen, Emma Hughes, Gabby Sutcliffe, Hannah Trethwey

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Chloe Tryon (South Africa), Linsey Smith (England), Suzie Bates, Jess Kerr (both New Zealand)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 2, 10, 23, 26

The Sixers consistently have one of the best squads on paper, which is why it is baffling they have made finals just once in the last five seasons. But after luring New Zealand star Amelia Kerr and rising quick Courtney Sippel away from the Heat and signing both on three-year deals, that trend could change. 

The Sixers followed up an outstanding WBBL|08 campaign with another tough run last season, starting slow before falling short in their belated run at the top four. A season-ending injury to Alyssa Healy played a major role in that, as did an out-of-form Suzie Bates, forcing the Sixers to switch up their opening pair throughout the season and even experiment with Maitlan Brown at the top of the order. Losing the option to draft Sophie Ecclestone due to injury hurt big time, and Ashleigh Gardner was below her best with the bat, adding to their struggles. Not much needs to change here personnel-wise for the Sixers to return to the top four – they just need fitness and form in their favour.

Perry's brilliant 82* steers Sixers to Sydney Smash win

Sydney Thunder

WBBL|09 result: Fourth (7 wins, 6 losses, 1 no result), defeated by Brisbane Heat in the Eliminator

 

Coach: Lisa Keightley

 

Spots filled on contract list: 9 out of 15

 

Contracted for WBBL|10: Sam Bates, Hannah Darlington, Saskia Horley, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Claire Moore, Taneale Peschel, Georgia Voll, Tahlia Wilson

 

Ins: Georgia Voll (Heat), Taneale Peschel (Scorchers) Outs: Lauren Smith (Hurricanes), Marizanne Kapp (Stars)

 

Local players off contract: Paris Bowdler, Ebony Hoskin, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Olivia Porter

 

WBBL|09 overseas players: Heather Knight (England), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Lauren Bell (England), Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)

 

WBBL|10 Draft picks: 5, 13, 21, 29

The Thunder were the comeback story of last season, turning around a poor WBBL|08 that yielded just two wins with a return to the finals. Their young group run out of puff as finals approached but the signs of a very promising future were there.

With players like Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia Wilson and Hannah Darlington on the books, the Thunder have a strong foundation to build on and the signing of exciting 20-year-old Georgia Voll, who comes from the Heat on a three-year deal, is a big early win for the club.

The addition of Taneale Peschel, who has moved from the Scorchers, adds valuable experience to the pace attack. 

The best of Chamari Athapaththu in WBBL|09