Brisbane Heat (WBBL)
LeagueWomen's Big Bash League
Personnel
CaptainJess Jonassen
CoachAshley Noffke
Team information
CityBrisbane
Colours  Teal
Home groundAllan Border Field
Secondary home ground(s)Harrup Park
History
Twenty20 debut5 December 2015 (2015-12-05)
WBBL wins2 (2018–19, 2019–20)
Official websiteBrisbane Heat
Current season

The Brisbane Heat (WBBL) are an Australian women's Twenty20 cricket team based in Albion, Queensland.[a] The Heat compete in the Women's Big Bash League and have won two championships, winning back-to-back titles across WBBL|04 and WBBL|05.

History

Formation

One of eight founding WBBL teams, the Brisbane Heat are aligned with the men's team of the same name.[2] On 24 June 2015, Queensland Cricket confirmed Andy Richards would be the Heat's inaugural coach.[3] At the official WBBL launch on 10 July, Holly Ferling was unveiled as the team's first-ever player signing.[4] Delissa Kimmince was appointed as Brisbane's inaugural captain.[5]

The Heat played their first match against the Melbourne Stars on 5 December at the Junction Oval, losing by 20 runs.[6] They won their first match on 12 December at Aquinas College in Perth, defeating the Sydney Sixers by 35 runs.[7]

Rivalries

Sydney Thunder

The Heat have combined with the Sydney Thunder to produce several "thrillers",[8][9][10] including:

Sydney Sixers

The Heat share a "growing rivalry"[19] with the Sydney Sixers. However, ahead of WBBL|05, Sixers wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy claimed "(Brisbane) have made a bit more of it than we have in the last 12 to 18 months, it’s not something we're thinking of too much."[19] Noteworthy matches include:

Melbourne Renegades

Despite winning multiple championships in the league's early years, the Heat have relatively struggled against the Melbourne Renegades. Across the competition's first five seasons, the Renegades were the only team to beat the Heat more often than not.[24] Noteworthy matches include:

Adelaide Strikers

Noteworthy matches between the Heat and the Adelaide Strikers include:

Captaincy records

See also: § Season summaries

There have been three captains in the Heat's history, including matches featuring an acting captain.

Captain Span M Won Lost Tied NR W–L%
Delissa Kimmince 2015–2017 22 11 11 0 0 50.00
Kirby Short 2017–2019 53 34[c] 19 0 0 64.15
Jess Jonassen 2020–present 28 16 11[d] 0 1 57.14

Source:[36][e]

Season summaries

Season W–L Pos. Finals Coach Captain Most Runs Most Wickets Most Valuable Player Sources
2015–16 7–7 6th DNQ Andy Richards Delissa Kimmince Beth Mooney – 400 Delissa Kimmince – 17 Beth Mooney [39][40][41]
2016–17 8–6 3rd SF Andy Richards Delissa Kimmince[f] Beth Mooney – 482 Jess Jonassen – 17 Beth Mooney* [43][44][45]
2017–18 7–7 5th DNQ Peter McGiffin Kirby Short Beth Mooney – 465 Jemma Barsby – 13 Beth Mooney [46][47][48]
2018–19 9–5 3rd C Peter McGiffin Kirby Short Beth Mooney – 486 Delissa Kimmince – 22* Sammy-Jo Johnson [49][50][51]
2019–20 10–4* 1st* C Ashley Noffke Kirby Short Beth Mooney – 743 Jess Jonassen – 21 Jess Jonassen [52][53][54]
2020–21 8–4 2nd SF Ashley Noffke Jess Jonassen Georgia Redmayne – 357 Jonassen, Kerr – 17 Amelia Kerr [55][56][57]
2021–22 8–5 3rd EF Ashley Noffke Jess Jonassen Georgia Redmayne – 437 Jess Jonassen – 21 [58][59]
Legend
DNQ Did not qualify SF Semi-finalists * Led the league
EF Lost the Eliminator RU Runners-up ^ League record
CF Lost the Challenger C Champions

Home grounds

Venue Games hosted by season
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 Total
Allan Border Field 1 4 2 5 N/A[g] 12
Cazaly's Stadium 1 1
The Gabba 4 2 1 2 9
Harrup Park 2 2 2 4 10

Players

Current squad

Main article: 2021–22 Brisbane Heat WBBL season § Squad

Australian representatives

Australia The following is a list of cricketers who have played for the Heat after making their debut in the national women's team (the period they spent as both a Heat squad member and an Australian-capped player is in brackets):

Overseas marquees

Associate rookies

Statistics and awards

Statistics and awards updated through to the end of WBBL|07

Team stats

Opposition M Won Lost Tied NR W–L%
Adelaide Strikers 16 10[c] 6 0 0 62.50
Hobart Hurricanes 14 10 3 0 1 76.92
Melbourne Renegades 14 7 7 0 0 50.00
Melbourne Stars 13 7 6 0 0 53.85
Perth Scorchers 15 9 6[d] 0 0 60.00
Sydney Sixers 15 10 5 0 0 66.67
Sydney Thunder 16 8 8 0 0 50.00
Total 103 61[c] 41[d] 0 1 59.80

Source:[73]

Individual stats

Source:[73]

Individual awards

Sponsors

Year Kit Manufacturer Chest Sponsor Back Sponsor Breast Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
2015–16 Majestic Rebel Epic Pharmacy Epic Pharmacy Rebel
2016–17 CUA
2017–18
2018–19 CUA Betta
2019–20 BCF
2020–21 Rebel
2021–22 Nike Great Southern Bank Great Southern Bank National Storage

See also

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Notes

  1. ^ Administrative and training base[1]
  2. ^ The Heat would go on to equal this record by defeating the Melbourne Stars with 55 balls remaining in a 19 December 2018 match. The Heat then defeated the Stars with 68 balls remaining in a 10 January 2019 match, taking the record outright.
  3. ^ a b c Includes one win via Super Over
  4. ^ a b c Includes one loss via Super Over
  5. ^ ESPNcricinfo erroneously credited Jess Jonassen as captain for the Heat's match on 18 December 2015.[37][38]
  6. ^ Kirby Short assumed the captaincy during the season.[42]
  7. ^ All WBBL|06 matches were played in Sydney due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[60]
  8. ^ Excluding shortened matches