Attack. Inspire. Succeed. That is the Sixers' WBBL mantra and this season it paid off as their attacking style of cricket earned them a spot in a second successive Big Final - but this time they took home the prize.
After their win over the Perth Scorchers at the WACA on January 28, injured Captain Ellyse Perry spoke about how they wanted to play cricket and why they thought it would bring success on and off the field.
“Across the board, the way that we’ve played our cricket … we’ve probably consistently scored the most runs when setting totals and then been really aggressive in the field and with the ball,” said Perry, who missed the Finals after injuring a hamstring against the Melbourne Renegades earlier in January.
“I think that’s the way forward, you know, for us and hopefully for women’s cricket because the more that we entertain people then inspire young girls to want to play the game, the bigger the game’s going to grow.”
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The Sixers WBBL team scored the most amount of runs in WBBL|02 with 2125, over 100 runs more than their Big Final opponents the Scorchers who scored 1969.
Many of those runs were boundaries with the Sixers topping the sixes ranking with 36 over the tournament, 11 ahead of second-placed Thunder who hit just 25.
The Sixers also hit the most amount of fours with 202 in total, 23 more than second-placed Brisbane Heat.
In the field they excelled as well, taking 52 catches and were only second behind the Brisbane Heat who were four ahead on 56.
The all-round team performance was also backed up with some amazing individual contributions over the 16 games:
479 - Alyssa Healy (3rd overall)
414 - Ashleigh Gardner (5th overall)
384 - Ellyse Perry (7th overall)
343 - Sara McGlashan (8th overall)
136 - Marizanne Kapp
28 - Sarah Aley (1st overall)
13 - Lauren Smith (9th overall)
13 - Marizanne Kapp (9th overall)
10 - Ashleigh Gardner
7 - Dane Van Niekerk
123.77 - Alyssa Healy (5th overall)
123.53 - Sarah Aley (6th overall)
63 - Alyssa Healy (1st overall)
38 - Ashleigh Gardner (6th overall)
37 - Ellyse Perry (8th overall)
33 - Sara McGlashan
9 - Marizanne Kapp
13 - Ashleigh Gardner (1st overall)
9 - Alyssa Healy (4th overall)
6 - Ellyse Perry (7th overall)
5 - Sara McGlashan (9th overall)
2 - Dane Van Niekerk
MOST DISMISSALS BY A WICKETKEEPER:
17 - Alyssa Healy (1st overall)