The squad will fly to Brisbane on Thursday to take on Queensland in a practice match at AB Field on Friday and Sunday before returning to Adelaide.

Scorpions head coach Luke Williams has been pleased with how the squad has approached pre-season thus far, highlighting the importance of having match practice under their belt before the 2019-20 season begins.

It has been a really good pre-season here in Adelaide so far,” Williams said.

“The girls have continued to work really hard over the last few months on various areas of their game, which has been pleasing.

This camp is going to be really important for us. Being able to travel to Queensland, get some sunshine and play some games is great for us as a squad leading into the beginning of the WNCL season.”

All squad members will travel to Queensland, aside from Tahlia McGrath and Amanda-Jade Wellington who are currently playing in the Kia Super League Twenty20 competition in the UK.

Coaching staff have been impressed with the commitment shown by new recruits Darcie Brown, Stacey Oates and Emma de Broughe, with Williams mentioning them among the pre-season standouts.

What has been really pleasing is the progress shown from Darcie, Emma and Stacey after coming onto contract at the start of this season,” Williams expressed.

“The girls have been challenged throughout pre-season and their attitude has been second to none. They have already started to improve multiple areas of their game, as well as fitting in well amongst the playing group, which has had a real positive effect amongst the squad.”

Cricket Australia confirmed the expansion of the WNCL competition to eight matches last month and Williams voiced his excitement, with the start of the season less than six weeks away.

We are really excited as a group with the addition of two extra games – the more games we can play to improve and learn as a playing group, the better,” Williams said.

The Scorpions kick off their 2019-20 Women’s National Cricket League campaign against reigning champions New South Wales on 22 September at Karen Rolton Oval.