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Scorchers Stars Fire Up

23 September 2019

Nicole Bolton's form with both bat and ball powered WA to back to back wins to start the season.

Several Scorchers Stars have begun their summer of cricket in style, with some standout performances for Western Australia.

With less than a month to go until the rebel Women’s Big Bash League, Nicole Bolton was back to her best with two Player of the Match awards in as many games playing for WA.

The 30-year-old produced a match winning knock of 77 to help WA win their first match of the season against Queensland, a classy five wicket victory.

Bolton then backed it up the following day against Tasmania, scoring a game high 63 before claiming superb bowling figures of 2-26, to help WA sneak home by 16 runs.

Chloe Piparo found some form with the bat scoring 76 against the Fire, while Taneale Peschel claimed five wickets and Emma King claimed 4-63 from her 17 overs across the weekend.

Our Scorchers men also showed some ominous signs in the lead up to their KFC Big Bash League campaign.

Batsmen Cameron Bancroft (78) and Ashton Turner (52) posted half centuries in WA's opening Marsh One-Day Cup thumping of Victoria.

Ashton Agar reminded us how valuable he is with both bat and ball, smacking a quick fire 27 before taking 3-54 against the Vics.

Agar was at it again with the ball in WA's next match against Tasmania, producing another three-wicket performance.

Jhye Richardson (3-23) and AJ Tye (3-49) also found their rhythm, with some brilliant bowling to help WA cruise to a 102-run victory over the Tigers.