Tasmania v South Australia
Saturday 10 November
TCA Ground, Hobart – 10am local (9:30am ACDT)
Live scores on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia app and via @ScorpionsSA on Twitter

Queensland v South Australia
Sunday 11 November
TCA Ground, Hobart – 10am local (9:30am ACDT)
Live scores on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia app and via @ScorpionsSA on Twitter

The WNCL enters a crucial stage with the second round of back-to-back matches this weekend. Incredibly, all seven sides have a win and a loss each after two games, underlining the evenness of this year’s competition and placing even more importance on the remaining contests. Scorpions duo Tahlia McGrath and Bridget Patterson will look to continue their hot starts to the season after both players smashed maiden WNCL centuries through SA’s opening two matches. But the Scorpions will need to cover the absence of skipper Megan Schutt this week, who is away representing Australia in the West Indies for the Women’s World T20.

Scorpion to watch – Tegan McPharlin
Former captain McPharlin will step up as skipper for this weekend’s matches. The wicketkeeper/batter is a respected role model amongst the squad and started the season strongly by scoring 69 runs from 80 balls in the Scorpions’ season opener against Victoria. A vocal presence behind the stumps, McPharlin’s leadership and guidance will be just as vital as her output with the bat and gloves in both clashes this weekend.

Danger player – Corrine Hall (TAS)
Veteran Corrine Hall set up Tasmania’s five-wicket win over the ACT Meteors in late September with a match-high 86-run stand, which included seven boundaries. The Hobart Hurricanes captain has been a consistent WNCL runscorer for Tasmania for several seasons with her blend of power and experience. The Scorpions will need her wicket cheaply on Saturday.

Danger player – Jemma Barsby (QLD)
The Scorpions must be wary of young Queenslander Jemma Barsby when they take on the Fire on Sunday. The emerging allrounder has a unique talent in the ability to bowl with either hand and claimed figures of 3/6 along with three maidens in the Fire’s clutch victory over reigning champions New South Wales. Barsby can also do damage with the bat, evidenced by her 44-run performance against ACT despite coming in at No.10 in the order.

Tegan McPharlin previews round two of the WNCL

Statewide Super SA Scorpions squad
Tegan McPharlin (c)
Annie O’Neil
Katelyn Pope
Alex Price
Amanda-Jade Wellington
Ellie Falconer
Bridget Patterson
Tahlia McGrath
Tabatha Saville
Eliza Doddridge
Brooke Harris
Sarah Lowe
Samantha Betts

Tasmania Tigers squad
Brooke Hepburn (c)
Stefanie Daffara
Ashley Day
Erin Fazackerley
Katelyn Fryett
Corinne Hall
Alex Hartley
Sasha Moloney
Meg Phillips
Veronica Pyke
Georgia Redmayne
Emma Thompson
Courtney Webb

Queensland Fire squad
Kirby Short (c)
Jemma Barsby
Haidee Birkett
Tess Cooper
Meagan Dixon
Josie Dooley
Jess Duffin
Grace Harris
Laura Harris
Sammy-Jo Johnson
Charli Knott
Georgia Prestwidge
Courtney Sippel