Rebel Women's Big Bash League hits Mackay

The Brisbane Heat have named an unchanged squad as they continue towards the Rebel Women's Big Bash League finals in an historic double-header in Mackay.

The in-form Brisbane team will face the Melbourne Stars tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday under lights at Harrup Park, the first time a regular season BBL or WBBL game has been played in regional Queensland.

Funding through council’s Invest Mackay Events Attraction Program helped secure the double-header for Mackay.

The Heat, who flew into Mackay today, are coming off four strong wins over the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers and are currently sitting in fourth position on a congested WBBL ladder, on the same points as the two teams above them

Heat openers Beth Mooney and captain Kirby Short will be hoping to continue their strong recent form, after some towering performances in Tasmania and South Australia.

It will be the first time the Heat have played a game in their home state under lights, with a big crowd expected at Harrup Park as the Heat continues its commitment to engage fans across the state.

Entry to both games in Mackay is free, with play to begin at 6.30pm.

HEAT VS STARS DETAILS

Rebel Women's Big Bash League - Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars

Friday January 12, and Saturday, January 13

Harrup Park - Juliet St, South Mackay

Games to start at 6:30pm

Entry to both games is free

Live stream available on cricket.com.au and mamamia.com.au

WBBL Brisbane Heat squad

#10. Kirby Short (c)

#15. Jemma Barsby

#23. Haidee Birkett

#36 Tess Cooper

#5. Deandra Dottin

#9. Holly Ferling

#4. Laura Harris

#22. Courtney Hill

#58. Sammy Jo Johnson

#21. Jess Jonassen

#11. Delissa Kimmince

#6. Beth Mooney

#16. Georgia Prestwidge

Contact: Mackay Regional Council

Phone: 1300 MACKAY (622 529)

Published: 11 Jan 2018