World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Women's National Cricket League


Women's National Cricket League

Women's National Cricket League
Countries Australia
Administrator Cricket Australia
Format Limited-overs (50 overs per side)
First tournament 1996–97
Tournament format Single round-robin, then finals series
Number of teams 7
Current champion New South Wales Breakers
Most successful New South Wales Breakers (12 titles)
Website Cricket Australia
2014–15 Women's National Cricket League season

The Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) is the national competition for women's cricket in Australia.

The league competition involves the six member teams playing each other in two 50-over limited-over matches, with the side finishing at the top of the table after the preliminary rounds earning the right to host the best-of-three finals series. The winner of the finals series wins the Ruth Preddey Cup. From 2007–08 onwards the finals series as reduced to a single match as Twenty20 matches were introduced.

The first WNCL took place in 1996–97, replacing the Australian Women's Cricket Championships which had taken place in a two-week tournament format since 1930–31. The Ruth Preddey Cup was introduced to those championships in 1972–73. The competition was expanded to include ACT in the 2009–10 season and Tasmania in the 2010–11 season.

In the 2008–09 season, a Twenty20 competition was introduced for Australian domestic women's teams. The competition was expanded to include ACT and Tasmania in the 2009–10 season.

The Australian Capital Territory participates in the Women's National Cricket League despite not being members of the national association.[1]


  • Teams 1
  • Finals 2
  • Records 3
    • Most runs 3.1
    • Most wickets 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


  State Team Home Ground Titles Runner-up
  New South Wales New South Wales Breakers Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Bankstown Oval, Sydney
12 2
  Queensland Queensland Fire Allan Border Field, Brisbane 0 2
  South Australia South Australian Scorpions Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 0 2
  Tasmania Tasmanian Roar Bellerive Oval, Hobart 0 0
  Victoria Victorian Spirit Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 2 7
  Western Australia Western Fury WACA Ground, Perth
Memorial Oval, Aquinas College
0 1
  Australian Capital Territory ACT Meteors Manuka Oval, Canberra 0 0


1996–97 New South Wales Victoria 3–0
1997–98 New South Wales South Australia Albert Park, Melbourne 3–0
1998–99 New South Wales Victoria Princes Park, Melbourne 2–0
1999–2000 New South Wales Western Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2–0
2000–01 New South Wales Queensland Bankstown Oval 2–0
2001–02 New South Wales Victoria Bankstown Oval 2–0
2002–03 Victoria New South Wales Melbourne Cricket Ground 2–0
2003–04 New South Wales Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 2–1
2004–05 Victoria New South Wales Bankstown Oval 2–1
2005–06 New South Wales Queensland North Sydney Oval 2–1
2006–07 New South Wales Victoria Central Reserve, Glen Waverley 2–1
2007–08 New South Wales South Australia Sydney Cricket Ground washout, won on virtue of qualifying first
2008–09 New South Wales Victoria Sydney Cricket Ground 1–0
2009–10 New South Wales Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 1–0
2010–11 New South Wales Victoria Sydney Cricket Ground 1–0
2011–12 New South Wales Victoria Sydney Cricket Ground 1–0


See also


  1. ^ John Nauright; Charles Parrish (6 April 2012). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO. p. 374.  

External links

  • WNCL web page with squad lists, results and records
  • News item at Cricket Australia
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.