A League of Their Own – The Adelaide Strikers

Ahead of this Sunday’s One Day Women’s International at Karen Rolton Oval, we celebrate the women behind the wickets and have a chat to four of the Adelaide Strikers about…. pretty much everything!

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AMANDA–JADE WELLINGTON
Leg-spin bowler

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Favourite sporting hero…
Definitely Shane Warne, absolutely loved watching him bowl.

First sporting memory…
Playing backyard cricket at my nan’s with my family. One of my cousins hit the ball through the window!

In my sporting kit you’ll find…
Cricket gear and socks that I don’t wash!

On a Saturday night you’ll find me…
Probably watching Netflix and looking after my French bulldog puppy.

I love cricket because…
Of the friends you make and the social skills you learn.

Describe your sporting style in three words…
Quirky, passionate and competitive.

TEGAN MCPHARLIN

Wicketkeeper/batter

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What song psyches you up before a game?
You Make My Dreams by Darryl Hall and John Oates.

At the moment I’m Googling…
Harry and Meghan.

In my sporting kit you’ll find…
My bat, keeping gloves, zinc, grip cone, scissors and dry shampoo!

I celebrate a wine with a…
Steak dinner and a cider.

Favourite sporting hero…
Adam Gilchrist

I love cricket because…
It’s fun and exciting and everyone is involved. You build some great relationships with people through experiencing the highs and lows of team sport and striving for success.

BRIDGET PATTERSON

Batter

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When I’m not playing cricket you’ll find me…
At brunch with my mates.

Favourite sporting hero…
Andrew McLeod! He was my favourite Crows player growing up. I used to want to go into the draft and play alongside him!

What song psyches you up before a game…
Anything by Pink of the Rubens.

On a Saturday night you’ll find me…
Probably in bed because we play cricket on Sundays!

I love cricket because…
The game is constantly changing throughout innings – you are never fully out of the contest unless you team is having an absolute nightmare. I’ve also met life long mates playing the great game!

SAMANTHA BETTS

Medium-pace bowler

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What song psyches you up before a game…
9-5 by Dolly Parton!

In my sporting kit you’ll find…
My bat, gloves, helmet, thigh pad, spikes and an emergency pack of cards for a rainy day!

Describe yourself in three words…
Optimistic, organised and a great storyteller.

At the moment I’m googling…
Holiday plans for the end of the season – either Bali or the Maldives.

When I’m not playing cricket you’ll find me…
At the beach.

How do you celebrate a win?
With a chocolate OAK!

I love cricket because…
Of the friends you make and the places you get to travel.