The sixth season of the WBBL is due to begin on 25 October and after plenty of discussions about the length and timing, Cricket Australia has now revealed that it will take place in Sydney, with no reduction to the length of the season.

The decision mirrors that of Australia's other major women's national league - the Suncorp Super Netball, which has run the majority of its 14 round competition out of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, with all teams based in hubs across the two centres.

While venues, fixtures and broadcast details are yet to be released, at least 26 of the 59 games will be broadcast, with the centralising of the competition bringing the possibility that more games could be added to this schedule.

UNSW Environmental Management student and Elite Athlete Program member Carly Leeson will again take the field for the Melbourne Renegades, after a successful first season with the team in 2019.


Stoked to be back in red for WBBL06! ?⚫️

A post shared by Carly Leeson (@carly_leeson) on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:45am PDT

Of particular note was her incredible 16 runs from 10 balls against the Sydney Sixers at Drummoyne Oval that set the stage for her team to take an unexpected win against the competition frontrunners.

Meanwhile recent UNSW graduate Georgia Redmayne has made the move from the Perth Scorchers to the reigning premiers Brisbane Heat for the upcoming season in what appears to be a direct swap with T20 World Cup player of the tournament Beth Mooney.


3 x new faces + 1 re-sign = #WBBL06 squad complete ✅

A post shared by Brisbane Heat (@heatbbl) on Aug 27, 2020 at 4:11pm PDT

After spending her season with the Scorchers working on her skills as a specialist batter, Redmayne will now have the opportunity to again take the gloves as a wicket keeper in Mooney's absence.

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