By The Numbers – WBBL

  • 0 – The amount you’ll have to pay to watch the first 4 Hurricanes games, with free entry at Aurora Stadium.
  • 1 – The number of England players guaranteed to be involved in the Big Final at the end of January.
  • 3 – The number of overseas players each side is permitted to field in any match.
  • 8 – The number of matches to broadcast live on Australian TV.
  • 8 – The number of teams fighting for a place in the Big Final.
  • 10 – The number of England players involved*.
  • 24 – The total number of overseas stars signed-up**.
  • 51 – The number of days the tournament lasts.
  • 59 – The number of matches to be played.
  • 10,000 – The minimum amount (in Australian $) a player involved in WNCL + WBBL will earn this season.
  • 14,160 – The number of balls scheduled to be bowled! (But there could be super overs!)
  • 2.2 million – The size of the player payment fund (in Australian $) established for the tournament.
  • 1 billion – How excited we are… on a scale of 1-to-10!

* Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Charlotte Edwards, Heather Knight, Nat Sciver, Sarah Taylor, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt, Laura Marsh & Nicky Shaw. [Though re. “3”, we believe Nicky Shaw doesn’t technically count as an “overseas”, having lived in Australia for a number of years now.]

** Rachel Priest, Sara McGlashan, Amy Satterthwaite, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Mignon du Preez, Susie Bates, Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Sophie Devine, Stafanie Taylor, Stacy-Ann King, Morna Nielsen & Hayley Jensen.

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5 thoughts on “By The Numbers – WBBL

  1. Wowzers this is going to be awesome.

    I didn’t realise the competition started in just over 48 hours!

    Will be following closely and can’t wait for the televised games. If I remember correctly BT sport will be showing some of them near the end.

    Will we be getting any coverage via live streams or highlights (presumably not for televised games)?

    I know this is going to make me sound really dumb but I’ve not heard of Nicky Shaw before…stands out on the list. Must be pretty good though to be picked up for WBBL.

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    • Nicky Shaw was an England player a few years ago (last ODI was 1st March 2010, last T20 was 2nd July 2010). Pretty sure she faced the 1st ball bowled in an England international T20, men or women, (5th August 2004) and was the 1st batsmen to be out. Only once more opened in a T20 (and got a 2 ball duck) thereafter she was lower order. All rounder – medium pace bowler.
      She hasn’t been dragged from her armchair back in the UK – she’s been playing state cricket in Oz since she retired from playing for England.
      Along with Jane Smit, shares the strangest retirement scenario – in mid summer (um, perhaps Jane’s – mid tour in Oz – takes the title).

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      • Yes I looked her up on Cricinfo. Before my time I’m afraid…probably selected for economical/accurate bowling I’d guess.

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  2. Impressive numbers but I was expecting something along the lines of the 12 days of Christmas !

    Looks like its going to be big and a very interesting competition with so many meta-stars from around the world.

    Quite a few tips to be picked up for the WCSL.

    My bet for stardom is Sophie Devine (Adelaide Strikers) – taken over from Dottin as the most destructive batsmen in the women’s game.

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