Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes Women's Head Coach, Salliann Briggs, spoke to media this morning ahead of departing on her squads' pre-season tour to Darwin on Saturday morning.

The Hurricanes will take part in the NT Cricket's TIO Women's Strike League and the Tigers will play two 50-over matches vs. the ACT Meteors between Sunday 28 July and Friday 2 August.

"We've been training since the middle of May now, so we're really ready to see where we're at," said Briggs.

"After this group of matches it gives us another month or so (before the first round of WNCL) to build confidence on what we get from next week but also work on other areas."

"The competition is going to be really good and quite strong. I think the plan for it is to grow and evolve to have all states competing in it around the same time every year."

The group travelling to Darwin is:

Samantha Bates (Tigers only)
Stefanie Daffara
Katelyn Fryett
Maisy Gibson
Corinne Hall
Brooke Hepburn
Emma Manix-Geeves
Emily Mifsud
Sasha Moloney
Meg Phillips
Emily Smith
Emma Thompson
Belinda Vakarewa
Courtney Webb (Tigers only)

Coach: Salliann Briggs
Assistant Coach: Dan Marsh
Player Development Manager: Emma Doherty

All matches will be played at the Marrara Cricket Ground and the fixture list is as follows:

Tasmanian Tigers

Monday 29 July One-Day match vs. ACT
Wednesday 31 July One-Day match vs. ACT

Hobart Hurricanes

Sunday 28 July vs. Desert Blaze
Sunday 28 July vs. Northern Tide
Thursday 1 August vs. Desert Blaze
Friday 2 August vs. Northern Tide