The Tasmanian Roar had a tough opening round of the WNCL defeated in their first three matches by Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

The highlight of the week-end came during yesterday's match against South Australia when Brooke Hepburn became the first Tasmanian Roar player to claim a 5-wicket haul as she snared 5-39 vs the Scorpions. Hepburn also top scored with the bat against Queensland with 38 coming in at number nine.

Irish import Izzy Joyce was amongst the runs, getting starts in two games (35 vs NSW and 30 vs SA) whilst Erin Burns top scored against South Australia yesterday making 45 and also took 2 wickets.

Roar coach Julia Price said the games obviously didn't produce the results the team were hoping for but the team showed moments of promise.

"There were some really good moments that showed the girls aren't that far off their first win," Price said.

"Brooke Hepburn getting five for was a great highlight and was reward for a great team effort in the field and with the ball. 

"We are probably one good partnership off getting a competitive score so will keep working with the top order to make sure they are contributing more than this weekend."

The Roar's next two matches are at home, at Blundstone Arena under lights, taking on ACT on Friday October 28th and Victoria on Saturday 29th October. Entry to these matches are free.