November 23, 2021
It’s almost crunch time in the Women’s Big Bash League for the Brisbane Heat and Murgon cricketer Courtney Sippel.
Local cricket fans have been following Sippel’s performances closely in the run up to WBBL finals.
The right arm medium bowler has taken 3/25 against the Hobart Hurricanes, 2/12 against the Sydney Sixers (including the wicket of Australian rep Alyssa Healey) and 2/22 against the Adelaide Strikers.
On Friday, Sippel topped it all off with a direct hit to run out the Sydney Thunder’s Sammy-Jo Johnson.
But the Heat now face a tough task to take out the 2021 title.
Despite finishing in third spot on the ladder they have to win three games in a row to hoist the trophy.
Brisbane will take on the Adelaide Strikers in the “eliminator” final on Wednesday (November 24) in the Strikers’ hometown.
The winner of this match will play the Melbourne Renegades on Thursday (November 25) in the “challenger” final, also in Adelaide.
Then the winner of this game will have to back-up again to face the Perth Scorchers on Saturday (November 27) in the grand final in Perth.