Rebel WBBL|03

The WBBL|03 season that was: Hurricanes

A tough season for the two-times semi-finalists, but the Hurricanes managed two memorable wins in WBBL|03

Susie Giese

15 February 2018, 06:40 AM AEST

Position: 8th

Wins: 2 Losses: 12

Highest total: 9-138

WBBL|03 season highlights: Hurricanes

Highest individual score: Georgia Redmayne, 53 v Scorchers 

Best individual bowling figures: Veronica Pyke, 4-17 v Strikers

Highlights: After nine losses to start the season, the Hurricanes finally claimed their first win against the Renegades in Hobart - incredibly, by a margin of 10 wickets. They also finished their season on a winning note, upsetting the Stars at the MCG by two runs. 

Hayley Matthews highlights: WBBL|03

Bowling ace: Nicola Hancock took 11 wickets, four more than her nearest Hurricanes teammate and also managed the best average (25.54) and economy rate (6.48) for the Hurricanes squad.

Batting star: Isobel Joyce only came into the tournament late as a replacement for Lauren Winfield but she was like a breath of fresh air into a struggling campaign. She scored 99 runs in five innings at 24.75 including 52no - one of only two half-centuries scored by Hobart players this season. The experienced Ireland player also took over the captaincy with aplomb.  

What they need for WBBL|04: International star power. The Hurricanes were hurt badly by the losses of Amy Satterthwaite and Heather Knight and while Hayley Matthews is a star on the rise, she needs support. Neither Lauren Winfield or Veda Krishnamurthy were able to set the tournament a light in WBBL|03, but the Hurricanes could regain Knight, who sat out to manage a foot injury, If they can snare an Australian or two with international experience as well, even better.

In a nutshell: It was never going to be easy for the Hurricanes in WBBL|03 after losing Erin Burns, Satterthwaite and Knight. They picked up a couple of handy wins throughout the season and players including Georgia Redmayne produced some promising performances. 

WBBL|03 squad: Isobel Joyce (c; IRE; overseas replacement player), Stefanie Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Katelyn Fryett, Corinne Hall, Nicola Hancock, Brooke Hepburn, Veda Krishnamurthy (IND), Hayley Matthews (WI), Sasha Moloney, Meg Phillips, Veronica Pyke, Celeste Raack, Georgia Redmayne, Emma Thompson, Lauren Winfield (ENG), Rumana Ahmed (rookie), Josephine Dooley (rookie).