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Ebsary Calls Stumps On WBBL Career

22 January 2019

Beepa gets chaired off in her final game of cricket

Lauren ‘Beeper’ Ebsary has announced her retirement from cricket, after playing her final match for the Perth Scorchers against her former side Adelaide Strikers in Alice Springs earlier this month.

Having played the majority of her career based in South Australia, the 35-year-old joined Perth at the start of WBBL|02 and went on to score nearly 550 runs in just under 50 games for the club.

“I had such a great time with the Scorchers, each year was really different,” Ebsary said.

“Every season we had a relatively different team, but what came through consistently was the WACA family and how the support staff wrapped their arms around everyone.

“Being an outsider coming from Adelaide it made me feel settled and helped me slot into the team seamlessly.

“I was lucky enough to play with some of the greats of the game like [England’s] Katherine Brunt and the Aussie captain Meg Lanning, but seeing the young local WA girls improve over the three years I was here was pretty special.

“You can never ask a mother who her favourite child is, but Chloe [Piparo] and I did have a pretty special bond given we batted a lot together in the middle order, It was great to help her improve her game and see her become such a great person and leader in the WA setup.”

Ebsary managed 34 Caps for Australia across all formats and scored more than 500 runs for her Country.

“I feel really fortunate to have been a part of that older era of Aussie Women’s cricket where we sort of laid the foundations of where the team is at today, I ticked a lot of boxes that I never thought I would especially earning baggy green,” she said.

“I’m very fortunate that I’m still involved in cricket after my playing career, working in the grass roots space means I can give back to the game and that’s something I’m really excited and proud to do.”