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Devine to lead Scorchers WBBL charge

Perth Scorchers WBBL have landed another big recruit this time the big hitting Sophie Devine.


Devine who will captain the side signs on just a week after the announcement of Southern Stars opener Beth Mooney is also heading to Perth.


The 30-year-old whacked a record 29 sixes last season – the most in one season ever in both the Men’s and Women’s Big Bash Leagues.


She also did damage with the ball in hand, taking 19 wickets to steer Adelaide to their first final and earned her third successive Strikers’ Most Valuable Player award.


Devine, who played for Western Australia in the Women’s National Cricket League last season, said she was excited about returning too Perth for the upcoming WBBL season.


“It’s a huge honour to be joining the Scorchers and leading the side this season, it’s an exciting new challenge for me and the team as we build towards the WBBL finals.


“When the opportunity to play for Perth came up it was a pretty hard one to turn down, the Scorchers have a great history in the WBBL and BBL and I’m really looking forward to joining such a successful club.


“I have spent some quality time in the WA set-up, which has really helped me further my game and I am looking forward to playing under Shelley, we have a great relationship and I have played a lot of cricket with her too over my years with the Strikers.”


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