Tejas Rathi ∙ Aug 11 2022, 1:24 PM | 2 Min Read

WBBL 8: Annie O’Neil extends her stay in Adelaide Strikers

Middle-order batter Annie O' Neil has agreed to recommit another two years for Adelaide Strikers in the Women's Big Bash League. O'Neil made her WBBL debut in the 2019-20 season, and since then has featured in four matches. 


The former South Australian junior captain had received recognition in 2017, wherein she smashed Sturt Cricket Club's batting record by scoring an unbeaten 242 in a 50-over game. 

In the 2021-22 edition of the Women's National Cricket League, the 23-year-old garnered 135 runs in eight innings, which helped South Australia to reach the finals. 

The last edition of the SACA Premier Cricket competition witnessed O'Neil scoring 249 runs at an average of 31.13 for Sturt. 

O'Neil delighted with the extension

"Having grown up in South Australia, I am so proud to represent the Strikers and am thrilled at the opportunity to sign this new deal.

"This is a special group that I am extremely happy to be a part of and I am looking forward to getting out there and seeing what we can achieve."

O' Neil can be a boon to Strikers' middle-order

In the last edition of the WBBL, the Strikers emerged as the runner-up after losing to Perth Scorchers. In the tournament, the team's bowling performance was clinical, but lacked consistency in the batting department. 

The middle-order batter O'Neil has been churning out runs in a proficient manner, and can solve the middle-order trouble of the Strikers and help them clinch the maiden title of WBBL. 

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