Melbourne Stars (WBBL)
Melbourne stars.png
LeagueWomen's Big Bash League
Personnel
CaptainMeg Lanning
CoachJonathan Batty
Team information
CityMelbourne
Colours  Green
Home groundCitiPower Centre
History
Twenty20 debut5 December 2015 (2015-12-05)
WBBL wins0
Official websiteMelbourne Stars
Current season

The Melbourne Stars (WBBL) are an Australian women's Twenty20 cricket team based in St Kilda, Victoria.[a] They are one of two teams from Melbourne to compete in the Women's Big Bash League, the other being the Melbourne Renegades. To date, the Stars' best performance occurred in WBBL|06 when they ended the regular season as minor premiers before ultimately finishing as runners-up.

History

Formation

One of eight founding WBBL teams, the Melbourne Stars are aligned with the men's team of the same name.[2] At the official WBBL launch on 10 July 2015, Meg Lanning was unveiled as the Stars' first-ever player signing.[3] Lanning would also become the team's inaugural captain,[3] while David Hemp was appointed as the inaugural coach.[4]

The Stars played their first match on 5 December against the Brisbane Heat at the Junction Oval, winning by 20 runs.[5]

Rivalries

Hobart Hurricanes

The Stars and Hobart Hurricanes have combined to produce an inordinate amount of matches with close finishes, including:

Melbourne Renegades

Noteworthy matches between the Stars and their cross-town rivals, the Melbourne Renegades, include:

Captaincy records

See also: § Season summaries

There have been four captains in the Stars' history, including matches featuring an acting captain.

Captain Span M Won Lost Tied NR W–L%
Meg Lanning 2015–present 54 27 25[b] 0 2 51.92
Kristen Beams 2017–2019 19 7[c] 12 0 0 36.84
Erin Osborne 2018–2019 10 4 5 0 1 44.44
Elyse Villani 2019 14 2 12 0 0 14.29

Source:[18]

Season summaries

Season W–L Pos. Finals Coach Captain Most Runs Most Wickets Most Valuable Player Sources
2015–16 7–7 5th DNQ David Hemp Meg Lanning Meg Lanning – 560* Morna Nielsen – 18 Meg Lanning* [19][20][21]
2016–17 7–7 5th DNQ David Hemp Meg Lanning[d] Meg Lanning – 502* Gemma Triscari – 13 Meg Lanning [22][23][24]
2017–18 5–9 7th DNQ David Hemp Kristen Beams[e] Lizelle Lee – 349 Erin Osborne – 15 Erin Osborne [25][26][27]
2018–19 5–8 7th DNQ David Hemp Kristen Beams[f] Lizelle Lee – 276 Alana King – 15 Alana King [28][29][30]
2019–20 2–12 8th DNQ David Hemp Elyse Villani Lizelle Lee – 475 Erin Osborne – 11 Lizelle Lee [31][32][33]
2020–21 8–3* 1st* RU Trent Woodhill Meg Lanning Meg Lanning – 493 Nat Sciver – 19 Nat Sciver [34][35][36]
2021–22 5–7 5th DNQ Jarrad Loughman Meg Lanning Elyse Villani – 439 Kim Garth – 15 Kim Garth [37][38][39]
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
Casey Fields 2 2 2 N/A[g] 6
Junction Oval 4 1 6 11
Melbourne Cricket Ground 2 2 4 2 10
Toorak Park 1 1

Players

Current squad

Main article: 2021–22 Melbourne Stars WBBL season § Squad

Australian representatives

Australia The following is a list of cricketers who have played for the Melbourne Stars after making their debut in the national women's team (the period they spent as both a Melbourne Stars 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 14 8 6 0 0 57.14
Brisbane Heat 13 6 7 0 0 46.15
Hobart Hurricanes 14 5 9 0 0 35.71
Melbourne Renegades 13 4[c] 8[b] 0 1 33.33
Perth Scorchers 15 6 9 0 0 40.00
Sydney Sixers 13 7 6 0 0 53.85
Sydney Thunder 15 4 9 0 2 30.77
Total 97 40[c] 54[b] 0 3 42.55

Source:[54]

Individual stats

Source:[54]

Individual awards

Sponsors

Year Kit Manufacturer Chest Sponsor Back Sponsor Breast Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
2015–16 Majestic Athletic Rebel Sport Antler VicHealth Rebel
2016–17 Optus Yes
2017–18
2018–19 Yes
2019–20 Yes
2020–21 MG MG Belling Dimplex
2021–22 Nike Aussie Broadband

See also

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Notes

  1. ^ Administrative and training base[1]
  2. ^ a b c Includes one loss via Super Over
  3. ^ a b c Includes one win via Super Over
  4. ^ Kristen Beams stood in as acting captain for one game.
  5. ^ Erin Osborne stood in as acting captain for two games.
  6. ^ Erin Osborne stood in as acting captain for eight games.
  7. ^ The Stars did not host any games in WBBL|06 and WBBL|07 due to state border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.[40]
  8. ^ Garth was classed as a local player for the Stars in WBBL|08 due to her permanent residence in Australia and a lack of recent international cricket appearances for Ireland.[44]
  9. ^ Jensen was deemed a local player for the Stars in WBBL|02 due to her permanent residence in Australia and a lack of recent international cricket appearances.[43][45][46][47][48]