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WBBL 06: Grace Harris and Laura Harris to Play for Brisbane Heat

Harris sisters – Laura and Grace Harris will play for Brisbane Heat in the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League. Both the hard-hitting batters have featured in Brisbane Heat’s back-to-back title-winning squad and re-sign for WBBL 06 as well.

They will join Australian duo Delissa Kimmince, Jess Jonassen and New Zealand stars Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green. The punch-hitter Laura Harris hit the winning runs in the WBBL 04 final against the Sydney Sixers. She did the same against  Adelaide Strikers.

“It goes without saying that everyone is very pleased for Laura and Delissa and as a group, we all wish them the very best for the future,” Brisbane Heat coach Ashley Noffke said.

Ashley continued, “All of the players have been working very hard during the off-season, and I know neither DK, ‘Larris’ or Grace wanted to slacken off, even though it was a bit challenging with final arrangements due to the various travel restrictions and social distancing conditions for the event.”

“It was a bit of a different week in a sense … the Queensland girls arranged flowers for them for their last group session before the wedding for instance. But apart from some different hair styles appearing late in the week, they got in and got their work sorted, and then were able to relax and enjoy the day. They are back training this week, so you have to applaud their dedication,” the coach further added.

Meanwhile, Grace Harris holds the record for the fastest ever century in the history of the tournament, having smashed an unbeaten 101 from only 42 balls against the Melbourne Stars in WBBL 04. In five editions, she has smashed two centuries, amassing 1113 runs at 137.4 while claiming 44 wickets with her off-spin.

On the other hand, Laura Harris’ 179 runs came at a strike rate of 157.01 in the last season.

“We’ve all seen that Grace can be devastating on her day with her batting, and of course she is a very handy bowler for us,” Noffke said. “Laura continues to get better and better. She has been great in the later overs as a finisher or as a pinch hitter and we’re keen to keep challenging her.”

Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat have still eight spots left to fill their full squad for WBBL 06, including one overseas spot.

Brisbane Heat squad so far:

Jess Jonassen (C) (Aus), Maddy Green (NZ), Amelia Kerr (NZ), Delissa Kimmince (Aus), Grace Harris, Laura Harris



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