Cripps Tasmanian Roar players Sasha Maloney and Brooke Hepburn have left the Australian winter behind to travel to Ireland to play in an exciting women’s competition in Ireland going from May-August.

Cricket Ireland have launched the Cricket Ireland Women’s Super 3’s Series, a competition which will see the Tasmanian duo play for rival teams alongside Kingborough’s season 2014-15 Irish import Mary Waldron.

The new tournament will see the best players from all over Ireland (and abroad) competing in a three team tournament, with the top 42 female players playing against each other in both 50 over and T20 formats.

Previously there was a large gap between club cricket and international cricket in Ireland and the Super 3’s Series, with regional funding support from ICC Europe, has been created to help bridge that gap.

The three teams will be called the Scorchers, Typhoons and Dragons and they will all compete against each other over the summer to win the Super 3’s Trophy.  All games will be played on weekends and Bank Holidays, using coloured clothing and a white ball.

Winner of the Young Player of the Year at this year’s Ricky Ponting Medal, top order batter Sasha Maloney will play for the Typhoons whilst pace bowler Brooke Hepburn will take up a place in the Scorchers side and Mary Waldron will Captain the Dragons side.

Several of their Cripps Roar teammates have also ‘chased the sun’ and escaped a Tasmanian winter to play in the UK.

Meg Phillips is playing at Lancashire CCC after receiving the Adam Gilchrist Cricket Scholarship whilst Linsey Da Costa is playing at Hampshire CC, Emily Smith Essex CCC and Corinne Hall Berkshire CCC.