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Under 18 Rookies: Fast Bowler Joins Scorchers

12 December 2017

Ashlee King for WA // Getty Images

Emerging right arm fast bowler Ashlee King has become the latest addition to the Perth Scorchers Rebel Women’s Big Bash League squad, after being selected for a two-week placement as part of the Under 18 Rookies program.

King, hailing from Melville Cricket Club, is one of eight young cricketers to have been offered a placement with each of the WBBL Clubs.

Players were selected by each Club in consultation with the Women’s Youth Selection Panel following the Cricket Australia Under 18 National Championships.

The two-week placement is designed to give promising players the opportunity to experience a high performance program and learn from the players and coaching staff.

King, along with the other WBBL Under 18 Rookies, has also been selected in the inaugural Under 18 WBBL Exhibition match to be played at the MCG on 28 January, following the WBBL clash between the Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes. 

King said it was an invaluable opportunity that would benefit her cricket.

“It really took me by surprise, I thought it might have been a mistake,” King said.

“I’m really looking forward to spending time with the team.

“It has always been a dream of mine to play on the MCG so I can’t wait to be able to play with players from different states as well.”


Rebel Women’s Big Bash League Under 18 Rookies:

Perth Scorchers – Ashlee King

Hobart Hurricanes – Courtney Webb

Adelaide Strikers – Emma de Broughe

Sydney Sixers – Stella Campbell

Melbourne Stars – Zoe Griffiths

Brisbane Heat – Josephine Dooley

Melbourne Renegades – Erika Quinn

Sydney Thunder – Hayley Silver-Holmes