State squads: All the ins and outs for the 2022-23 season
Take a closer look at the full men's and women's state squads for the coming summer, including all the off-season player moves
21 May 2022, 08:58 AM AEST
The Meteors secured a coup in the off-season by luring former international quick Holly Ferling from Queensland. The 26-year-old represented Australia 34 times between 2013 and 2016 and her experience and leadership will be a great boost for some of ACT's younger players. The Canberra side have lost veteran Erin Osborne, who has officially called time on her playing career after taking a step back last season, and is now eyeing a move into coaching. They have also lost emerging allrounder Madeline Penna to South Australia and fast bowler Nicola Hancock to Queensland, departures that have been offset by the signings of teenage fast-bowling allrounder Angelina Genford, Queensland allrounder Annie Wikman and left-arm spinner Alisha Bates. The Meteors are also set to be without their captain Angela Reakes for at least the first part of the season as she takes maternity leave, with her first child due in August.
Ins: Holly Ferling (Queensland), Alisha Bates, Annie Wikman, Angelina Genford
Outs: Erin Osborne (retired), Madeline Penna (South Australia), Nicola Hancock (Queensland), Erica Kershaw (delisted)
ACT Meteors 2022-23 contract list: Angela Reakes, Katie Mack, Kayla Burton, Gabrielle Sutcliffe, Chloe Rafferty, Carly Leeson, Matilda Lugg, Olivia Porter, Rebecca Carter, Amy Yates, Zoe Cooke, Holly Ferling, Alisha Bates, Angelina Genford, Annie Wikman
New South Wales
The Blues have lost veteran keeper Peter Nevill, who retired at the end of last season after 13 years and 126 matches at first-class level, while 29-year-old fast bowler Harry Conway has moved to South Australia to seek more opportunities. Allrounder Hayden Kerr has been handed his first state contract at 25 years old following a breakout season with NSW and the Sydney Sixers, while promising opener Blake Nikitaras has earned a rookie deal after impressing on debut in their last match of the Marsh Sheffield Shield season. With seven CA centrally contracted players, the Blues have again turned to youth, with under-19 Australia World Cup squad members Lachlan Shaw, Will Salzmann and Liam Doddrell also earning rookie contracts.
Ins: Hayden Kerr, Liam Doddrell (rookie), Blake Nikitaras (rookie), Lachlan Shaw (rookie), Will Salzmann (rookie)
Outs: Josh Baraba (rookie – delisted), Harry Conway (South Australia), Peter Nevill (retired)
NSW Blues 2022-23 contract list: Sean Abbott, Trent Copeland, Pat Cummins*, Oliver Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Matthew Gilkes, Ryan Hackney, Ryan Hadley, Liam Hatcher, Josh Hazlewood*, Lachlan Hearne, Moises Henriques, Baxter Holt, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon*, Kurtis Patterson (c), Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith*, Mitchell Starc*, Chris Tremain, David Warner*, Adam Zampa*. Rookies: Liam Doddrell, Blake Nikitaras, Jack Nisbet, Lachlan Shaw, Will Salzmann, Hunar Verma
* Cricket Australia contract
There's been just the one change for the Breakers, with Saskia Horley earning another crack at the top domestic level after top-order batter Rachel Trenaman switched to Tasmania. Horley, 22, first played for NSW as a 17-year-old in 2017 but lost her contract after two challenging years. She earned her spot back as the leading run-scorer in NSW Premier Cricket last summer with 646 at 92 for Manly and played two WNCL matches for NSW at the back end of the 2021-22 season.
Ins: Saskia Horley
Outs: Rachel Trenaman (Tasmania)
NSW Breakers 2022-23 contract list: Jade Allen, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner*, Rachael Haynes*, Alyssa Healy*, Saskia Horley, Emma Hughes, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Claire Moore, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson
The Bulls have boosted their pace stocks, with international white-ball quick Kane Richardson making the switch from South Australia after relocating to the Gold Coast with his family. Richardson's inclusion offsets the departure of injury-plagued speedster Billy Stanlake to Tasmania. Left-arm seamer Liam Guthrie has swapped Western Australia for Queensland following seven appearances for the Brisbane Heat last summer, while former ODI quick Gurinder Sandhu also earned a full Bulls contract for the first time after a dominant last season that yielded 25 Shield wickets, the fourth most prolific in the competition. Left-handed batter Jack Clayton, who made a century on first-class debut against Victoria in February, has been upgraded from a rookie deal to a full contract, while Sam Truloff has earned a contract again, three years after being delisted.
Ins: Liam Guthrie (WA), Kane Richardson (SA), Gurinder Sandhu, Sam Truloff, Jackson Sinfield (rookie), Hugo Burdon (rookie)
Outs: Billy Stanlake (Tasmania), Lachlan Pfeffer (delisted), Jack Wood (delisted)
Queensland Bulls 2022-23 contract list: Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Jack Clayton, Blake Edwards, Liam Guthrie, Sam Heazlett, Usman Khawaja*, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne*, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Kane Richardson, Gurinder Sandhu, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street, Connor Sully, Mitchell Swepson*, Sam Truloff, Jack Wildermuth. Rookies: William Prestwidge, Jackson Sinfield, Hugo Burdon, Matthew Willans
It was a tough off-season for the Fire as they lost triple World Cup champion Beth Mooney and young spinner Lilly Mills to Western Australia, while former international quick Holly Ferling has joined ACT. After winning their first title in 2020-21, the Fire will be looking to rebound next summer after missing the final by two points last year, with their squad boosted by the signing of Nicola Hancock from the Meteors. The 26-year-old quick will provide great experience alongside recent Australia squad members Georgia Redmayne and Grace Harris as well as 'A' representatives Georgia Voll and Courtney Sippel when left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen is away on national duties.
Ins: Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock (ACT), Grace Parsons
Outs: Meagan Dixon (delisted), Holly Ferling (ACT), Lilly Mills (WA), Beth Mooney (WA)
Queensland Fire 2022-23 contract list: Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Ruth Johnston, Jess Jonassen*, Charli Knott, Caitlin Mair, Grace Parsons, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll
Fast bowlers were on the agenda for the Redbacks this off-season after the loss of experienced quicks Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson and Daniel Worrall, and Jason Gillespie's side have secured the services of NSW-born quicks Harry Conway and Henry Thornton. Both played for the Adelaide Strikers last season, with Conway having the experience of 38 first-class matches across six seasons at the Blues, while Thornton was awarded the Dean Jones Medal as Victoria's one-day player of the year. Young fast bowler Jordan Buckingham has been upgraded and local left-arm quick Spencer Johnson has been recalled. The Redbacks also added to their spin stocks to support leggie Lloyd Pope, with Ben Manenti signing his first state deal after making his first-class and List A debuts with Tasmania last season.
Ins: Harry Conway (NSW), Spencer Johnson, Ben Manenti (Tasmania), Henry Thornton (Victoria), Aidan Cahill (NSW), Isaac Higgins, Harry Matthias
Outs: Ryan Gibson (delisted), Corey Kelly (personal reasons), Sam Kerber (delisted), Joe Mennie (retired), Kane Richardson (Queensland), Daniel Worrall (Surrey)
South Australia Redbacks 2022-23 contract list: Wes Agar, Jordan Buckingham, Alex Carey*, Jake Carder, Harry Conway, Brendan Doggett, Daniel Drew, David Grant, Travis Head*, Henry Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Thomas Kelly, Jake Lehmann, Nathan McAndrew, Nathan McSweeney, Ben Manenti, Harry Nielsen, Lloyd Pope, Liam Scott, Henry Thornton, Jake Weatherald, Nick Winter. Rookies: Kyle Brazell, Aiden Cahill, Bailey Capel, Isaac Higgins, Ryan King, Harry Matthias
Madeline Penna, a powerful right-handed batter and emerging leg-spinner, is the major inclusion for the Scorpions having made the switch from ACT after playing with the Strikers since 2020-21. South Australia's U19 captain and fast bowling allrounder Ella Wilson has earned her first state contract, as has local top-order batter Paris Hall, while former state captain Tegan McPharlin has retired after 15 years and 86 games for the Scorpions.
Ins: Madeline Penna (ACT), Ella Wilson, Paris Hall
Outs: Tegan McPharlin (retired), Alex Price (delisted), Eliza Doddridge (delisted)
South Australia Scorpions 2022-23 contract list: Jemma Barsby, Sam Betts, Darcie Brown*, Emma de Broughe, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Paris Hall, Brooke Harris, Tahlia McGrath*, Annie O'Neil, Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Kate Peterson, Megan Schutt*, Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Ella Wilson
The Tigers will be hoping Billy Stanlake, a former Australia ODI and T20I representative, can get back on the park after his latest bout of stress fractures he suffered a year ago to complement their existing pace stocks of Peter Siddle, Jackson Bird, Sam Rainbird, Gabe Bell, Riley Meredith and Nathan Ellis. Former Test captain Tim Paine's playing career appears over after he was not offered a contract due to still being on mental health leave, while he also lost his CA contract. Young allrounder Nick Davis is the only other change for the Tigers' list, landing a rookie deal after impressing with Premier Cricket club Glenorchy and Tasmania's Second XI.
Ins: Nick Davis, Billy Stanlake (Queensland)
Outs: Tim Paine
Tasmanian Tigers men's 2022-23 contract list: Tom Andrews, Gabe Bell, Jackson Bird, Iain Carlisle, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, Brad Hope, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Sam Rainbird, Peter Siddle, Jordan Silk, Billy Stanlake, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Tim Ward, Beau Webster, Mac Wright. Rookies: Nick Davis, Jarrod Freeman, Mitch Owen, Nivethan Radhakrishnan
WNCL champions Tasmania have made four changes to their list for 2022-23, headlined by the recruitment of 21-year-old young gun Rachel Trenaman from NSW. They've also added some fast-bowling depth with local prodigy Clare Scott joining young pace bowlers Callie Wilson from South Australia and Queensland left-armer Julia Cavanough in earning contracts. Emma Thompson returns to playing after a year off on maternity leave, while Corinne Hall has retired and Chloe Abel, Rachel Priest, Emily Smith and Belinda Vakarewa were not included in the squad for next season.
Ins: Rachel Trenaman (NSW), Clare Scott, Callie Wilson, Julia Cavanough
Outs: Corinne Hall (retired), Chloe Abel, Rachel Priest, Emily Smith, Belinda Vakarewa
Tasmania Tigers women's 2022-23 contract list: Nicola Carey*, Julia Cavanough, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Emma Manix-Geeves, Sasha Moloney, Clare Scott, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Emma Thompson, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani, Callie Wilson
It's been another year with only minor changes to Victoria's men's list as they look to go one better than their runners-up finish in the Sheffield Shield last season. Australia A squad member Todd Murphy and tall fast bowler Cameron McClure have been upgraded from rookie deals to full contracts, which has allowed young top-order batters Ashley Chandrasinghe and Campbell Kellaway to earn rookie contracts. Wicketkeeper-batter Seb Gotch has retired due to a chronic finger injury, while opener James Seymour wasn't able to do enough in his first season with Victoria to earn a contract extension.
Ins: Ashley Chandrasinghe (rookie), Campbell Kellaway (rookie)
Outs: Xavier Crone (delisted), Seb Gotch (retired), James Seymour (delisted), Tom Jackson (delisted)
Victoria men's 2022-23 contract list: Scott Boland*, Travis Dean, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch*, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Nic Maddinson, Cameron McClure, Glenn Maxwell*, Jono Merlo, Todd Murphy, Tom O'Connell, Wil Parker, James Pattinson, Mitchell Perry, Will Pucovski, Matt Short, Will Sutherland. Rookies: Ashley Chandrasinghe, Brody Couch, Sam Elliott, Campbell Kellaway, Fergus O'Neill
There's been just a couple of changes for Victoria's women's squad with Anna Lanning, the sister of Australia captain Meg, dropping off the contract list along with Amy Vine and Lara Shannon. With five centrally contracted players on their list – the highest number of all states – the Vics have looked to youth with teenage opening batter Olivia Henry earning her first state contract after a breakout Premier Cricket season and with the Victoria U19s. Sophie Reid has also been awarded her first state contract after the 24-year-old wicketkeeper-batter impressed during three WNCL appearances in March.
Ins: Olivia Henry, Sophie Reid
Outs: Anna Lanning (delisted), Lara Shannon (delisted), Amy Vine (delisted)
Victoria women's 2022-23 contract list: Tiana Atkinson, Sam Bates, Makinley Blows, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Ella Hayward, Olivia Henry, Meg Lanning*, Rhys McKenna, Sophie Molineux, Rhiann O'Donnell, Ellyse Perry*, Sophie Reid, Annabel Sutherland*, Tayla Vlaeminck*, Georgia Wareham*
There was great news for WA cricket fans, with veteran top-order batter Shaun Marsh signing a one-year contract extension to play on into a 22nd first-class season. At the other end of his cricketing journey is 18-year-old batting prodigy Teague Wyllie, who has skipped a rookie deal and earned a two-year full contract after featuring in WA's drought-breaking Shield win in March in just his second first-class match. Josh Philippe is staying put in Perth after signing a two-year contract extension, while Shield final hero Aaron Hardie has inked a new three-year deal. With five centrally contracted players, Western Australia have only lost one member of their Sheffield Shield and Marsh Cup winning squad from last year, with fast bowler Liam Guthrie joining Queensland.
Ins: Sam Greer (rookie), Hamish Mckenzie (rookie), Teague Wyllie
Outs: Liam Guthrie (Queensland)
Western Australia men's 2022-23 contract list: Ashton Agar*, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Fanning, Cameron Gannon, Cameron Green*, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis*, Bryce Jackson, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh*, Shaun Marsh, David Moody, Lance Morris, Joel Paris, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, D’Arcy Short, Charlie Stobo, Marcus Stoinis*, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman, Teague Wyllie. Rookies: Cooper Connolly, Jayden Goodwin, Sam Greer, Hamish Mckenzie
WA women were the biggest winners of the off-season, securing the services of Australia superstar Beth Mooney from Queensland. The world's No.1 ranked T20 batter will provided invaluable experience to Western Australia's young group alongside Aussie teammate Alana King, who earned a Cricket Australia contract after a stunning summer where she made her international debut in all formats and was part of an Ashes series win and ODI World Cup triumph. Off-spinner Lily Mills has also made the switch from Queensland to WA, with the 21-year-old part of the Perth Scorchers' WBBL title last year along with Mooney. Spin-bowling allrounder Charis Bekker and batter Poppy Stockwell have earned their first full contracts, while is back Piepa Cleary after a season away.
Ins: Charis Bekker, Piepa Cleary, Lilly Mills (Queensland), Beth Mooney (Queensland), Poppy Stockwell
Outs: Nicole Bolton (retired), Molly Healy (delisted), Courtney Neale (delisted)
Western Australia women's 2022-23 contract list: Charis Bekker, Zoe Britcliffe, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sheldyn Cooper, Maddy Darke, Ashley Day, Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffith, Alana King*, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney*, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Poppy Stockwell, Georgia Wyllie