STATS: WBBL Batting Rankings

If you were writing a brief history of WBBL03, you might not even mention Elyse Villani. She didn’t lift the trophy (Ellyse Perry), score the most runs (Prerry, again, with 552), hit the biggest hundred (Ashleigh Gardner’s 114 on the opening weekend v the Stars) or finish the season with the highest Strike Rate (Beth Mooney, at 144). And yet, there she is – at the top of the rankings, having hit almost as many runs as Perry, at a much better Strike Rate.

At Nos. 2 and 3, Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy also leapfrog Perry at No. 4 thanks to their superior Strike Rates. Mooney in particular will probably look back on this season with some disappointment, after the Heat were narrowly pipped to the semi-finals by the Strikers. (They say the table never lies, but in the battle for 4th place this year it is certainly being somewhat economical with the truth – the Strikers might have finished two points ahead, but only because the Heat lost their final match chasing a little too hard to up their Net Run Rate.) Nonetheless Mooney has taken the opportunity to underline her outstanding performances in the Women’s Ashes T20s and nail-down her spot at the top of the Aussie’s T20 batting order ahead of WWT20 in the West Indies later this year.

The highest-ranking non-international player was “Young Gun” Sophie Molineux at No. 13 – you’d have thought her chances of making WWT20 are pretty-much zero with the Southern Stars so chock-full of batting talent, but it will be interesting to see if they give her a go at some point in any one of the 500 warm-ups they have scheduled over the next few months.

Player Matches Runs Strike Rate
1. Elyse Villani (Scorchers) 16 535 125.88
2. Beth Mooney (Heat) 14 465 143.51
3. Alyssa Healy (Sixers) 16 421 136.68
4. Ellyse Perry (Sixers) 16 552 98.57
5. Rachel Haynes (Thunder) 15 426 120.67
6. Nicole Bolton (Scorchers) 16 482 101.47
7. Ashleigh Gardner (Sixers) 14 347 138.8
8. Susie Bates (Strikers) 15 434 109.59
9. Sophie Devine (Strikers) 15 355 117.54
10. Nat Sciver (Scorchers) 16 339 118.53
11. Amy Satterthwaite (Renegades) 14 368 108.55
12. Lizelle Lee (Stars) 12 349 111.14
13. Sophie Molineux (Renegades) 14 318 116.48
14. Erin Burns (Sixers) 16 285 118.25
15. Alex Blackwell (Thunder) 15 338 95.48
16. Rachel Priest (Thunder) 15 264 118.91
17. Kirby Short (Heat) 14 308 99.67
18. Katie Mack (Stars) 14 291 105.43
19. Mignon du Preez (Stars) 12 269 112.08
20. Hayley Matthews (Hurricanes) 14 297 94.28
21. Tammy Beaumont (Strikers) 15 301 90.39
22. Delissa Kimmince (Heat) 14 229 117.43
23. Jess Cameron (Renegades) 10 238 112.26
24. Georgia Redmayne (Hurricanes) 14 297 86.58
25. Naomi Stalenberg (Thunder) 14 227 112.37

Batting Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate

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