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Scorchers Retain Global Star for WBBL|08

06 July 2022

Perth Scorchers have locked away a central pillar of their maiden Weber Women’s Big Bash League title, securing brilliant allrounder Marizanne Kapp for the 2022-23 WBBL season.

Perth Scorchers have locked away a central pillar of their maiden Weber Women’s Big Bash League title, securing brilliant allrounder Marizanne Kapp for the 2022-23 WBBL season.

Kapp was crowned Player of the Final with a critical performance against Adelaide Strikers at Optus Stadium, scoring 31 not-out (23 balls) and taking 1-25 from four overs despite being bedridden in the lead-up to the game.

She finished the tournament with 12 wickets at 21.33 and made several telling contributions with the bat, playing a broad variety of batting and bowling roles. 

Kapp’s leadership was also important for Perth’s domestic players, who were able to pick the brains of a globally renowned star with 212 international games (two Tests, 126 ODIs, 84 T20Is) to her name.

As recently as last week, Kapp peeled off 150 and 43 not-out during South Africa’s drawn Test with England at Taunton. 

The dynamic 32-year-old rounds out Perth’s list of international signings for WBBL|08, joining influential New Zealanders Sophie Devine and Maddy Green at the Club.

Reflecting on the prospect of returning to WA, Kapp said:

“I’m thrilled to sign on for another season with Perth.

“Winning the title last year in front of the Orange Army was an awesome experience, and something the whole group is incredibly driven to repeat.

“There’s a great blend of youth and experience within the squad, we’ve got an excellent coach in Shelley, and the culture we’ve built together is really strong.

“I can’t wait to see what we’re able to achieve moving forward.” 

Perth Scorchers WBBL Head Coach Shelley Nitschke said:

“We’re stoked to have Kappie back. She’s one of the best allrounders in the world and she keeps getting better and better, particularly with her batting.

“She has been around for a while and is incredibly diligent with her preparation, making her such a good role model for those younger players coming through.

“It’s certainly exciting to have her on our team.”

Perth Scorchers WBBL|08 Squad:
Mathilda Carmichael
Sophie Devine © (NZ)
Maddy Green (NZ)
Marizanne Kapp (RSA)
Alana King
Lilly Mills
Beth Mooney
Chloe Piparo