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Around the Wickets: February 6

06 February 2017

Catch up with all the performances from your favourite Sixers playing around the world.

The BBL and WBBL might be over, but your favourite Sixers players continue to ply their trade around the world. Catch up with all their performances as our Magenta players perform well from New Zealand to Sri Lanka.

MCGLASHAN FINDS FORM IN CHRISTCHURCH

Sara McGlashan returned to New Zealand and played three matches for her side Auckland.

In a Twenty20 on Friday against Canterbury, McGlashan hit a modest 13 runs but in two One Day matches on Saturday and Sunday she hit great form with an unbeaten 119 and followed by an 88 not out in Auckland’s two big wins.

WBBL Pathways: Sara McGlashan

SIXERS BATTLE TRANS-TASMAN ASCENDANCY

In the recent ODI Chappell-Hadlee series between New Zealand and Australia, won by the kiwis 2-0, three Sixers took part across both countries.

Only two games were played after a wash-out in Napier and over the two games Josh Hazlewood took three wickets and hit four runs in two innings for the Australians.

Hazlewood’s teammate Mitchell Starc claimed four wickets, with best figures of 3/63 in Sunday’s ODI in Hamilton, while he also contributed 29 runs not out with the bat in the same match.

For the Black Caps, Colin Munro hit two runs in the first ODI and three in the final match, but in the first game he had a chance with the ball and took a wicket when he bowled James Faulkner.

Get to know the BBL squad: Josh Hazlewood

ROY AND BILLINGS SUIT UP FOR ENGLAND IN INDIA

After their spells at the Sixers were cut short due to England ODI and T20I commitments, Jason Roy and Sam Billings headed to India for three ODIs and three T20Is.

India won both series 2-1, but Roy played in every match and excelled in the One Day Internationals where his lowest score was 65 and his highest an 82 in Cuttack. 

Billings only played the final ODI won by England when he opened the batting with Roy. The former hit 35 runs as the pair built a 98-run partnership.

Billings had an opportunity in all three T20s when he renewed the opening partnership with Roy and his highest score was 22 and his lowest a golden duck. Roy had innings of 19, 10 and 32.

Get to know the BBL squad: Sam Billings

RETURN TO SHEFFIELD SHIELD CRICKET

Many of the Sixers BBL players returned to state duties with the latest round of Sheffield Shield cricket commencing across the country.

The NSW Blues headed to Melbourne to play the ladder-leading Victorians and came away with a massive win by an innings and 77 runs.

With the bat Sixers captain Moises Henriques reached 51 runs in a partnership with double-ton hero Ed Cowan. Daniel Hughes opened the batting with Sixers Academy captain Nick Larkin, hitting 6 and 11 runs respectively.

Spinner Will Somerville impressed with the bat, smashing 26 runs off just 25 balls including six boundaries.

Somerville excelled with the ball in hand too, taking six wickets in total including 4-68 in the second innings.

Get to know the BBL squad: Moises Henriques

Doug Bollinger took 3 wickets, Harry Conway 3, Henriques 1 and Sean Abbott continued his wicket-taking spree with an impressive 3-32 in the Bushranger’s second innings.

Ryan Carters was 12th man.

Jordan Silk made the trip Brisbane as he returned to Tasmanian duties against the Queensland Bulls.

Silk’s side eventually lost the game as he opened the batting in both innings, making 15 in the first and 26 in the second.

Get to know the BBL squad: Jordan Silk

DUBAI PREPARATIONS

Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe are all in Dubai preparing for the upcoming Test tour of India while the Australian ODI team played in New Zealand.

Also in Dubai are Jason Roy and Sam Billings as they prepare for the Pakistan Super League.

Billings will again play for Islamabad United, who will also have Brad Haddin as an assistant coach.

Roy has joined the Lahore Qalandars.

Get to know the BBL squad: Jason Roy

MIXED RESULTS FOR SIXERS YOUNG GUNS IN FIRST GRADE

Ben Dwarshuis captained his First Grade side Sutherland to a First Innings victory over Northern Districts in their two day match.

In the first innings Dwarshuis claimed the solitary wicket of opener Neil Kimberley. In the second innings he also got Kimberley again, but he also added Northern Districts’ Tom Felton to his scalps.

With the bat Dwarshuis hit 8 runs in Sutherland’s only innings of the weekend.

In Eastern Suburbs’ loss to UNSW, Henry Thornton made 3 runs and followed that up with one wicket. In UNSW’s innings, Sixers Academy player Charlie Wakim hit an impressive 113 not out.

Thornton was also selected last week in the Prime Minister’s XI squad to take on Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 match in Canberra.

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ICC WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

South African duo Marizanne Kapp are back with their national team in Sri Lanka after their recent series in Bangladesh.

On Sunday, the Proteas Women defeated India by 6 wickets in Colombo. The South Africans bowled the Indians out for 155 runs with Kapp taking two wickets and leg-spinner Van Niekerk excelling with four.

Van Niekerk didn’t get to bat in the run chase but Kapp, 45 not out, was at the crease when the South Africans hit the winning runs in the 35th over.

Also in Colombo was Ireland’s Kim Garth, but her national team were defeated by Bangladesh by 39 runs.

In the first innings, Garth took 3-60 and followed that up with 39 runs from 80 balls as the Irish team failed to beat Bangladesh’s 235 runs.

MORE T20 GLORY FOR LEYS

A week after winning the WBBL with the Sixers, all-rounder Emily Leys won the women’s First Grade T20 competition with her club side Gordon.

WBBL Pathways: Emily Leys

 

 

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