South Australia v Victoria
Wednesday 5 February
Allan Border Field, Brisbane – 10:30am ACDT
Live scores on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia app and via
@ScorpionsSA on Twitter

South Australia v Queensland
Thursday 6 February
Allan Border Field, Brisbane – 10:30am ACDT
Live scores on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia app and via
@ScorpionsSA on Twitter

Preview
It’s the back end of the 2019-20 WNCL competition and even with South Australia unable to make the final, the side is still desperate to notch at least one victory this week. Both Victoria and Queensland are in contention for a top two position to compete in the final, so both sides will be throwing everything they’ve got into their last two games. The Scorpions will however, be out to spoil Queensland and Victoria’s parties and with both squads losing multiple key players to international duty, it could be a chance to take advantage of a weakened lineup. Tahlia McGrath will step into captaincy again in place of Megan Schutt, and uncontracted bowler Brooke Harris has earned a place in the 13 after a solid Statewide Super Premier Cricket season so far.

Scorpion to watch – Bridget Patterson
Bridget Patterson again scores herself the ‘Scorpion to watch’ tag, due to the multitude of cricketing opportunities she has been presented of late. The Scorpions’ opening batter played in Cricket Australia XI and Governor General’s XI matches earlier this month, making scores of 30+ in each. The Kangaroo Island product also struck an unbeaten 30 from 12 balls for the Adelaide Crows in Sunday’s T20 Showdown exhibition match to raise funds for Cudlee Creek and KI, two areas that have been devastated by bushfires in recent weeks. At the time of writing, Patterson is second for most runs in the 2019-20 WNCL competition with 283 at an average of 65.96.

Danger player – Molly Strano (Vic)
Molly Strano had an exceptional rebel WBB|05, finishing as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 24 at 16.91. The 27-year-old also recently played in a successful Australia A series against India A, where she took 12 wickets from just six games. The experienced right arm off-spinner will assume captaincy for Victoria for the last two regular season matches in place of Australian skipper Meg Lanning.

Danger player – Grace Harris (Qld)
Grace Harris is a power-hitter and off-spinner who has been particularly dangerous against SA in the past. Last season, she almost single-handedly destroyed the Scorps, taking 5/18 after compiling a blazing 162 from just 114 balls. A real character on and off the field, Harris is a big-hitting, fast-talking threat to the South Australian lineup.

Statewide Super SA Scorpions squad
Tahlia McGrath (c), Suzie Bates, Darcie Brown, Emma de Broughe, Eliza Doddridge, Ellie Falconer, Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Alex Price, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Brooke Harris, Stacey Oates

Victoria squad
Molly Strano (c), Makinley Blows, Lucy Cripps, Elly Donald, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Zoe Griffiths, Alana King, Courtney Neale, Rhiann O’Donnell, Chloe Rafferty, Elyse Villani, Amy Vine

Queensland squad
Kirby Short (c), Georgia Voll, Georgia Redmayne, Mikayla Hinkley, Grace Harris, Josie Dooley, Laura Harris, Charli Knott, Sammy Jo Johnson, Georgia Prestwidge, Holly Ferling, Jemma Barsby, Courtney Sippel