The New South Wales side will prove tough opposition having nine of thirteen of the Southern Stars in their side but coach Jade Selby believes his side can rattle the WNCL champions for the past seven seasons.
“We are looking to be fairly competitive and tick all our boxes in our areas of measurement and hopefully give NSW a bit of a scare along the way,” Selby said.
The Roar have two wins in the T20 format to their name but are yet to record a victory in the 50-over format but Selby believes the more experience his side gets in close games the better they will become.
“We have just missed little opportunities and in a tight game such as T20 or at a critical moment in the longer format it is costly”.
There is one change to the side for this week-end with Kingborough’s Emily Divin set to make her Cripps Roar debut after some solid performances in grade cricket and a successful Tasmanian winter playing county cricket in England.
Part of the Roar A Squad, this will be the third sport 29-year old Divin represents her state in after formerly playing soccer and hockey for Tasmania in years gone by.
She will also follow in the footsteps of her husband Mark Divin who was part of the winning Tasmanian Tigers Ford Ranger Cup side in 2007-08.
The week-end will also see a few milestones with Emma Thompson and Erin Burns playing their 50th match for the Roar on Friday and Carly Ryan playing her 50th on Sunday.Cripps Tasmanian Roar
Veronica Pyke (C)
Linsey Da Costa
In: Emily Divin
Out: Lauren Hepburn (omitted)
Coach: Jade Selby
Assistant Coach: Alex King
Fri Dec 7 WNCL vs. NSW Blacktown International Sportspark 1- 10am
Sat Dec 8 WNCL T20 vs. NSW Blacktown International Sportspark 1- 3pm
Sun Dec 9 WNCL T20 vs. NSW Blacktown International Sportspark 1- 10am