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  • Writer's pictureJosh Kempton

Scorchers hoping to get comfortable at the top

Perth Scorchers allrounder Amy Edgar says the side can still improve despite their standout recent WBBL form.

A 61-run win over the Sydney Sixers yesterday gave the Scorchers their sixth victory in their last seven games, moving them to the top of the table on eight wins.

After missing the finals last season on the back of winning the competition in 2021, Edgar told Sports Breakfast the group was hungry for more success.

“We always look at areas and ways to improve after each game,” Edgar said.

“I think we haven’t quite put together that complete performance together in terms of all three facets, but each game we either bat well and don’t bowl as well or the opposite.

“I think we’ve got three (regular season) games left, hopefully we can put together a big performance leading into the finals.”

The strong form of gun batter Beth Mooney has powered the Scorchers’ winning run, with the ICC’s second-ranked T20i batter peeling off scores of 47, 101, and 91 without being dismissed in the last three games.

Edgar said her teammates “sit on the bench in awe every game” of the left-hander.

“She just seems to churn out runs for fun,” she said.

“She’s certainly a lock up the top for us. Hopefully she can keep scoring hundreds, it’s incredible.

“She does it differently to other T20 players around the world, she quite often starts a bit slower and then flicks the switch and kicks on towards the end of her innings.”

The strong form of Mooney and New Zealand import Sophie Devine has limited Edgar’s chances with the bat but she has been influencing games with her off spin, currently sitting equal-top of the competition’s wicket-takers with 19 at an average of 12.73.

The 25-year-old said she was having great fun in a potent spin attack alongside international leg-spinner Alana King and fellow right-arm orthodox bowler Lilly Mills.

“For me, it’s just variety and change-ups. I try to bowl a different different ball each delivery, try to keep the batters guessing,” she said.

“Luckily, a few have come off this year and I’ve got a couple of wickets.

“T20 cricket is a very fickle game and it turns on you very quickly, so you’ve got to keep ahead of the batters.”

The Scorchers will look to continue their winning momentum when they rematch with the Sydney Thunder at the SCG tomorrow, with the game getting underway at 12pm WA time.


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