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We have a good blueprint: Perry

21 October 2019

Sixers captain Ellyse Perry plays to leg during loss to Heat on Saturday.

Captain Ellyse Perry is positive about the Sixers WBBL|05 prospects despite a disappointing loss to the defending champions Brisbane Heat on Saturday night.

The Sixers lost by 92 runs at North Sydney Oval, but Perry believes the blueprint for success was demonstrated on Friday night when they defeated local rivals Sydney Thunder by 49 runs.

“We played really well last night, there’s a good blueprint there and I don’t think, even though we were comprehensively beaten (that) we’re too far off it really,” Perry said on Saturday night following the defeat to Brisbane Heat.

“You can’t be perfect throughout this competition, it’s impossible, there’s too many good opposition teams.

“I think T20 is the kind of game where it can be a bit hit and miss at times and you’re bound to have bad games throughout the season."

Perry and the Sixers this week prepare for the Melbourne Stars at Hurstville Oval, Saturday afternoon.

Last season the Sixers registered their second highest total in WBBL history at Hurstville Oval posting 1/206 with Alyssa Healy scoring 112 not out from just 69 balls against the Adelaide Strikers.

The highest being at North Sydney Oval when the Sixers made 4/242 at the start of WBBL|03 with Ashleigh Gardner making the highest ever individual score in Women's Big Bash of 114 from 52 deliveries.

The Sixers join four other teams on one win after the first weekend of WBBL|05.

One of those teams is not the Melbourne Stars who head to Sydney hungry for their first win of the competition following two losses to the Hobart Hurricanes.