After sitting on the bench for the entirety of the recent Multi-Format series against India, Georgia Redmayne returned to the WBBL and the Brisbane Heat with a point to prove.
After her 18 off 13 during Sunday’s dramatic super over win over the Perth Scorchers on Sunday, Redmayne proved to be the thorn in the Scorchers’ side both with the bat in hand and behind the stumps as the Heat got on the board in WBBL|07, winning by 60 runs in the return clash at Bellerive Oval.
The Queenslander carried her bat through the innings, scoring her first half-century of WBBL07(59* off 52) as the Heat posted 5/162. She was then close to flawless with the gloves on in the field, taking 4 catches and a stumping to dismiss the Scorchers for 103.
It was a performance that continued to show Redmayne’s ability and keep her in the selection framework ahead of the forthcoming Ashes series later in the summer.
After being sent in after losing the bat flip, the Heat were determined to make amends after letting Sunday’s encounter against the Scorchers slip through their fingers. Redmayne, along with Grace Harris went about setting a platform a the top of the order – the pair put on 68 for the first wicket setting a strong foundation.
She was joined by her namesake Georgia Voll who in turn continued to tick the scoreboard along with the wicketkeeper- batter Redmayne. The classy right-hander adding 24 off 17 and looked more and more assured at the crease as Redmayne continued to bat through the innings.
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After the heartbreaking result last Sunday, Heat skipper Jess Jonassen said it was pleasing to right the wrong from the missteps of their last match and turn in a much more polished performance.
“The girls knew that we weren’t too far off the other day, we lacked a little bit of polish with the bat towards the back of our innings,” She told Fox Cricket’s coverage immediately after play.
“It was pleasing today to get sent in and really put a good total on the board.
“really proud of the girls, the bounce-back was really good… We’ll take that confidence when we head up to Launceston”
While it was Redmayne and the batters that laid the strong foundation for the Heat, it was the bowling unit that Jonassen was most thankful for making her look like a “genius” with wickets shared around. Nicola Hancock was the chief destroyer – removing the much-vaunted opening partnership Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney, finishing with 3/19.
“She [Hancock] bowled really well tonight.
“She’s somebody where if the ball skids on, she’s quite hard to score [against].
“She’s one of the top 5 bowlers in terms of pace in the women’s game at the moment. It was really nice for her to have the impact that she did
The Brisbane Heat now travel to Launceston where they will meet the Melbourne Stars on Saturday, October 23rd at 2:00 pm.