Sixers all-rounder Emily Leys has today reaffirmed her commitment to the Club, signing on for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League.
Leys made seven appearances for the Sixers in WBBL|01, including the Final against the Thunder, and proved reliable in the field.
Having recently signed to play for the ACT Meteors for the upcoming WNCL season, Leys was delighted to remain with the Sixers for another season, hoping to help the team go one better for WBBL|02.
“We have built something really special at the Sixers,” Leys said.
“We had a rough start last season but once we found our groove we really proved we are a team that can perform at the highest standard.
“We have also built a really strong bond within the squad and I’m really glad I’ll be back with the girls again this summer.”
Sixers WBBL Head Coach Ben Sawyer was impressed with Leys’ effort last year and said she’d be better for the experience coming into WBBL|02.
“Emily got an opportunity last year towards the end of the season and really took it,” Sawyer said.
“She was outstanding in the field, she was very athletic and agile, which made her a great addition and we’re also excited by her left hand medium pace bowling as it provides something different for us in the mix.
“She was also calm under pressure and showed she could handle the big moments, especially in the last of the home and away games last season where she held her nerve at the crease with Sara McGlashan.
“She’ll come into camp with a full WNCL season under her belt this year which bodes well for her preparation.”
Leys has starred for NSW at Under 15, Under 17 and Under 18 level and debuted for the NSW Breakers in 2014/15 with four appearances.
Leys, now 23 and originally from Gunnedah in North-Eastern NSW, completed her degree in Physiotherapy last year and practices in Sydney’s East, while balancing her cricket commitments in NSW and the ACT.