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Sixers gear up for WBBL|03 with trial match versus Scorchers

06 December 2017

The Sydney Sixers continued their preparations for WBBL Opening Weekend with a warm-up match against Perth Scorchers at Blacktown International Sports Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The fixture proved to be a valuable hit-out for both sides, with the Scorchers successfully chasing down the Sixers’ total of 150 with three balls to spare.

Earlier, Sixers skipper Ellyse Perry won the toss and elected to bat first. New recruit Erin Burns got the home side off to a fast start with a quick-fire 24 (18).

A mini-collapse saw Ange Reakes join Sara McGlashan at the crease, as the pair set about stabilising the Sixers innings. McGlashan contributed 20 valuable runs, while Reakes powered her way to 55 (35) and received good support from Sarah Aley in the final overs.

Scorchers openers Elyse Villani and Nicole Bolton got the visitors off to a fast start, before Aley (2-22) put the breaks on the run-chase with an impressive spell of medium pace bowling.

However, an impressive unbeaten half-century from Natalie Sciver guided Perth to victory in the final over.

The Sixers open their WBBL campaign against the Melbourne Stars at North Sydney Oval on Saturday. The fixture will also double as the Sixers Fan Day. Find out more by clicking here.