After yesterday’s clash against the Hurricanes was washed out and the points shared with just a handful of balls needed to constitute a game and what would have been a Hobart win, today’s encounter with the Sydney Thunder was likewise weather affected.
The Heat had fought back from an early Thunder storm by top order batters Tammy Beaumont and Rachel Trenaman to have the home side 3-80 before the heavens opened and play was suspended, a familiar lament across Sydney in the past week as matches left, right and centre have been washed out.
The ground was eventually declared fit to play with the revised target for a Heat a steep but not unshakeable target of 45 from five overs.
With Grace Harris and Jess Jonassen to open, Brisbane had their launchpad. But the Heat never lifted off as a combination of scoreboard pressure and off-pace slow bowling from the Thunder saw the title-holders limp to 7-30 and their first loss of the tournament.
The congested WBBL ladder still sees Brisbane in the top four with a win, loss and two no-results.
However they face a quick turnaround before a daunting double against the Sydney Sixers on Wednesday night at Blacktown and the Adelaide Strikers at North Sydney Oval on Saturday.