Australian Capital Territory
Personnel
CaptainAngela Reakes
CoachJono Dean
Team information
Colours  Dark Blue   Gold
FoundedFirst recorded match: 1978
Home groundManuka Oval, Canberra
Capacity16,000
Secondary home ground(s)Phillip Oval, Canberra
History
First-class debutQueensland
in 1978
at St Andrew's Cricket Ground No 3, Sydney
AWCC wins0
WNCL wins0
WT20C wins0
Official websiteAbode Hotels ACT Meteors

The Australian Capital Territory Women cricket team, also known as the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors, is the women's representative cricket team for the Australian Capital Territory. They play most of their home games at Manuka Oval, Canberra and they also use Phillip Oval, Canberra. They compete in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL), the premier 50-over women's cricket tournament in Australia. They previously played in the now-defunct Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup and Australian Women's Cricket Championships.

History

1978–1995: Australian Women's Cricket Championships

Australian Capital Territory's first recorded match was against Queensland in the Australian Women's Cricket Championships on 27 to 28 December 1978, which they won on first innings.[1] With the exception of 1980–81, they subsequently competed in every Australian Women's Cricket Championships up to and including its penultimate season in 1994–95.[2][3] Their best finish came in 1992–93, when they drew the third-place playoff with Western Australia but secured third place based on first innings score.[4]

2009–present: Twenty20 Cup and Women's National Cricket League

Australian Capital Territory joined the Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup and the WNCL in 2009–10, finishing a respectable third in both competitions.[5][6]

Australian Capital Territory finished fourth in the 2013–14 Twenty20 Cup and qualified for the semi-finals, where they met New South Wales. Australian Capital Territory won the match by 12 runs thanks to six wickets from Rhiannon Dick.[7][8] However, they lost the final to Queensland by seven wickets after scoring only 107 batting first.[9]

Grounds

Prior to joining the WNCL, Australian Capital Territory played their home games at a number of grounds in Canberra, including Kingston Oval, Reid Oval, Manuka Oval, Stirling Oval, Kaleen Oval, Boomanulla Oval, O'Connor Oval, Deakin West Ground and St Edmund's College Oval.[10][11][12]

After joining the WNCL in 2009–10, Australian Capital Territory used Manuka Oval for all of their home matches until 2012. In 2012 and 2013 they played home matches at Freebody Oval in Queanbeyan, Chisholm Oval in Canberra and Robertson Oval in Wagga Wagga.[11][13] Since 2014 they have resumed playing at the Manuka Oval for the majority of their matches. They have also started to use Phillip Oval, Canberra, playing their first match there against England on 28 January 2020. They played their five 2020–21 WNCL home games at Phillip Oval (now also known as EPC Solar Park).[11][14]

Players

Current squad

Based on squad announced for the 2021/22 season. Players in bold have international caps.[15]

No. Name Nat. Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
2 Katie Mack Australia (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 28) Right-hand Right-arm leg break
32 Rebecca Carter Australia (1996-07-16) 16 July 1996 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Kayla Burton Australia Unknown Unknown Unknown
All-rounders
8 Angela Reakes Australia (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
11 Madeline Penna Australia (2000-08-30) 30 August 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
33 Olivia Porter Australia (2001-11-14) 14 November 2001 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
74 Carly Leeson Australia (1998-11-09) 9 November 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
3 Matilda Lugg Australia (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
12 Erica Kershaw Australia (1991-12-23) 23 December 1991 (age 29) Left-handed
Bowlers
4 Nicola Hancock Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
6 Gabby Sutcliffe Australia (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
7 Chloe Rafferty Australia (1999-06-16) 16 June 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
15 Zoe Cooke Australia (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
88 Amy Yates Australia (1998-09-30) 30 September 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Notable players

Players who have played for Australian Capital Territory and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[16]

Coaching staff

Honours

See also

References

  1. ^ "Australian Capital Territory Women v Queensland Women". CricketArchive. 27 December 1978. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Women's First-Class Events played by Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Women's List A Events played by Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Australian Capital Territory Women v Western Australia Women". CricketArchive. 8 January 1993. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup 2009/10 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 2009/10 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup 2013/14 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  8. ^ "New South Wales Women v Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Australian Capital Territory Women v Queensland Women". CricketArchive. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Women's First-Class Matches played by Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  11. ^ a b c "Women's List A Matches played by Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Women's Miscellaneous Matches played by Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Women's Twenty20 Matches played by Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Australian Capital Territory Women v England Women". CricketArchive. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  15. ^ "2021-22 Meteors squad announced". Cricket ACT. 12 May 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Australian Capital Territory Women Players". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Abode Hotels ACT Meteors Welcome New Captain and Coach for 2020/21 Season". Cricket ACT. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.