Perth Scorchers Women lifted the WBBL trophy after winning the final against Adelaide Strikers Women by 12 runs in Perth. Perth defended a target of 147 runs as they restricted Adelaide to 134/6 in 20 overs.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Sophie Devine | Perth Scorchers captain: I mean it when I say this; couldn’t have asked for anyone better than the Strikers to play us in the final. You (Strikers) guys have been outstanding, your season has been outstanding. You have done a fantastic job and you are going to be a real force in the next couple of years. I think all the teams had to adjust, and it was a bit difficult than last year. We stayed together for 6 weeks and to play in front of such a crowd on this stadium is special, to play in front of the Perth locals, this is what dreams are made of. The credit has to go to Chris (Christina Matthews), you are outstanding and your passion for women’s game is undeniable. I am proud of all the work you’ve put in, so thank you for everything you have done.
Tahlia McGrath | Adelaide Strikers captain: So proud of my team, got a close group, love each other’s company. We’ll be back bigger and better next year. They’ve had a great year, beaten us three times now [talking about the Scorchers]. They thoroughly deserve the championship. It was pretty cool playing in front of 15,000 fans.
Marizanne Kapp | Player of the final: It was a terrible week for me, I was ill, couldn’t get out of bed. I don’t think I deserve this, the women there, deserve it, it was a team effort. So odd, it wasn’t easy, she is a fantastic player, knows me so well but happy to be here [on facing off against her wife – Dane van Niekerk in the final].
Sophie Devine: Champion teams do this (it’s a collective effort), it’s not about one or two people. The way Kapp batted out today, it was outstanding, the way she ran and the way she got those runs. So chuffed for the team as everyone has played their part throughout the season. They were running their twos and diving around, pretty proud of the team.
Beth Mooney: Feels unreal and unbelievable. They did a fantastic job throughout the season. The Strikers have been comprehensive, feel gutted for them. I know how it feels like to be on the losing side. I have been enjoying my cricket at Perth, it’s a great culture here. What a side it has been, and what a fantastic crowd for a women’s game.