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WBBL|08 Fixture Released

07 July 2022

Mackay will host the opening rounds of the Weber Women’s Big Bash League for the first time with the announcement today of the WBBL fixture list for the 2022-23 season.

Great Barrier Reef Arena at Harrup Park will host six matches from Thursday 13 October, with the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers meeting that night in the opening game of the season.

The Heat will play three games in Mackay, against the Sixers and the Melbourne Stars and Renegades, between opening night and Tuesday 18 October.

The other WBBL team to feature in Mackay will be the Adelaide Strikers.

The Heat will also make their return to Brisbane for the first time in three years, playing matches under lights at the newly redeveloped Allan Border Field for the first time since their WBBL|05 championship win.

Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Heat CEO Terry Svenson said the club was delighted that Mackay had been chosen to showcase the opening rounds of the tournament.

“This will be the fifth season in a row we have played matches in Mackay, and it follows that the response we have had every time we come to the region is always one of the highlights of the summer,’’ he said.

“The festival weekends last year were great spectacles and the fans thoroughly enjoyed seeing the world’s best players showcase their skills in person at Great Barrier Reef Arena.”

“We are delighted to continue to work alongside the Mackay Regional Council, Harrup Park Country Club and Mackay Cricket Association to bring the WBBL to the region and are excited to be back once again.”

Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson said Mackay was the perfect location to launch the WBBL 2022-23 season.

“The weather in Mackay in October is fantastic for cricket and we’re looking forward to welcoming some of Australia’s best female cricket stars back to our region for these matches,” he said.

“The WBBL games always draw a huge crowd to Harrup Park and we’re excited to showcase our first-class facilities once again as we cheer on the Brisbane Heat.”

Not since the WBBL|05 season have all clubs hosted matches in their own markets – but in Weber WBBL|08, 14 metro and regional venues will play host to the world’s best cricket league for women.

Host broadcaster Seven will show 24 matches live this season, with all 59 matches on Foxtel and Kayo.

This includes a new Thursday night slot, with a total of 17 matches in prime time, the most in the competition’s history.

In addition to the 17 prime time matches, a further 15 matches will be played in twilight time slots. Importantly, no WBBL match will clash with any of Australia’s games in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, ensuring fans can enjoy the best of both competitions either at the venue or on TV.

The Finals series will take place following the conclusion of the regular season on November 20, with dates and details of each match to be confirmed.

Tickets to all WBBL Heat matches will be available via pre sale on August 16 and available to the public from August 18 through Ticketek.com.au.

Mackay Matches – WBBL|08

Thursday October 13, 2022

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – 6:40pm (season opener)

Saturday October 15, 2022

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers (2.40pm)

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars (6.05pm)

Sunday October 16, 2022

Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers (9.15am)

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars (12.40pm)

Tuesday October 18, 2022

Tuesday October 18 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades (2.30pm)

2022-23 Weber WBBL|08 – Brisbane Heat Home & Away 

Thur, 13 Oct             Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers    Mackay     6.40PM (LOCAL) Channel 7 / Foxtel

Sat, 15 Oct               Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars Mackay     6.05PM (LOCAL)  Channel 7 / Foxtel

Tues, 18 Oct             Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades       Mackay     2.30PM (LOCAL)  CA Live / Foxtel

Fri, 21 Oct         Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat       Karen Rolton Oval     11.30AM (LOCAL)   CA Live / Foxtel

Tues, 25 Oct             Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder Allan Border Field     5.15PM   (LOCAL)   CA Live / Foxtel

Thur, 27 Oct             Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers      Allan Border Field     6.10PM  (LOCAL)   Channel 7 / Foxtel

Sat, 29 Oct              Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers Allan Border Field     6.10PM  (LOCAL)   Channel 7 / Foxtel

Fri 4 Nov                   Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat Blundstone Arena     3.30PM  (LOCAL)   CA Live / Foxtel

Sun, 6 Nov              Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat      Blundstone Arena     10.15AM (LOCAL)  Channel 7 / Foxtel

Wed, 9 Nov              Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat Lilac Hill   12.00PM (LOCAL)   CA Live / Foxtel

Sat, 12 Nov               Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes     Karen Rolton Oval     5.30PM  (LOCAL)    CA Live / Foxtel

Mon, 14 Nov             Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat        Karen Rolton Oval     5.30PM  (LOCAL)  CA Live / Foxtel

Wed, 16 Nov            Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat    North Sydney Oval    7.10PM   (LOCAL)   CA Live / Foxtel

Sun, 20 Nov              Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat Moe, Vic   2.00PM   (LOCAL)   CA Live / Foxtel