The Melbourne Stars (WBBL) are an Australian women’s Twenty20 cricket team based in St KildaVictoria. They are one of two teams from Melbourne to compete in the Women’s Big Bash League, the other being the Melbourne Renegades. The Stars are the only WBBL team yet to qualify for the finals in any given season.

Formation

One of eight founding WBBL teams, the Melbourne Stars are aligned with the men’s team of the same name. At the official WBBL launch on 10 July 2015, Meg Lanning was unveiled as the Stars’ first-ever player signing. Lanning would also become the team’s inaugural captain, while David Hemp was appointed as the inaugural coach.

The Stars played their first match on 5 December against the Brisbane Heat at the Junction Oval, winning by 20 runs.

Season Summaries

SeasonW–LPos.FinalsCoachCaptainMost RunsMost WicketsMost Valuable Player
2015–167–75thDNQDavid HempMeg LanningMeg Lanning – 560*Morna Nielsen – 18Meg Lanning*
2016–177–75thDNQDavid HempMeg LanningMeg Lanning – 502*Gemma Triscari – 13Meg Lanning
2017–185–97thDNQDavid HempKristen BeamsLizelle Lee – 349Erin Osborne – 15Erin Osborne
2018–195–87thDNQDavid HempKristen BeamsLizelle Lee – 276Alana King – 15Alana King
2019–202–128thDNQDavid HempElyse VillaniLizelle Lee – 475Erin Osborne – 11Lizelle Lee

Home Grounds

VenueGames hosted by season
 12345Total
Casey Fields2226
Junction Oval41611
Melbourne Cricket Ground224210
Toorak Park11

Players

No.NameNat.Birth dateBatting styleBowling styleGRSRWECSNotes
Batters
0Mignon du PreezSouth Africa13-Jun-89Right-handed7166122.050Overseas marquee
12Anna LanningAustralia25-Mar-94Right-handedRight-arm medium171750Local replacement player
7Meg LanningAustralia25-Mar-92Right-handedRight-arm medium7248129.165Captain, Australian marquee
2Elyse VillaniAustralia6-Oct-89Right-handedRight-arm medium7178131.851 
All-rounders
24Lucy CrippsAustralia6-Dec-01Right-handedRight-arm medium 
25Tess FlintoffAustralia31-Mar-03Right-handedRight-arm medium7872.7247.41 
16Georgia GallAustralia30-Jul-04Left-handedLeft-arm medium fast 
76Erin OsborneAustralia27-Jun-89Right-handedRight-arm off spin624109.0915.440 
39Nat SciverEngland20-Aug-92Right-handedRight-arm medium769113.11126.474Overseas marquee
3Annabel SutherlandAustralia12-Oct-01Right-handedRight-arm medium fast75711427.614Australian marquee
Wicket-keeper
4Nicole FaltumAustralia17-Jan-00Right-handed7210051 
Bowlers
26Katherine BruntEngland2-Jul-85Right-handedRight-arm medium fast5036.271Overseas marquee
6Sophie DayAustralia2-Sep-98Left-handedLeft-arm orthodox7420036.350 
37Bhavisha DevchandAustralia24-Dec-92Right-handedRight-arm leg spin 
9Holly FerlingAustralia22-Dec-95Right-handedRight-arm medium fast4037.160 
13Alana KingAustralia22-Nov-95Right-handedRight-arm leg spin417212.564.930 
98Rosemary MairNew Zealand7-Nov-98Right-handedRight-arm medium fast1Overseas marquee 

WBBL Table

1Melbourne Stars12813191.216
2Brisbane Heat12642140.379
3Sydney Thunder12552120.264
4Perth Scorchers12552120.208
5Sydney Sixers1255212−0.071
6Adelaide Strikers12561110.171
7Melbourne Renegades123728−1.011
8Hobart Hurricanes123728−1.021

Statistics 

Team stats

OppositionMWonLostTiedNRW–L%
Adelaide Strikers10460040.00
Brisbane Heat10460040.00
Hobart Hurricanes10370030.00
Melbourne Renegades10460040.00
Perth Scorchers10370030.00
Sydney Sixers10640060.00
Sydney Thunder10270122.22
Total7026430137.68
  • Highest score in an innings: 3/169 (19.2 overs) vs Melbourne Renegades, 23 November 2019
  • Highest successful chase: 3/169 (19.2 overs) vs Melbourne Renegades, 23 November 2019
  • Lowest successful defence: 7/114 (20 overs) vs Sydney Thunder, 15 January 2016
  • Largest victory:
  • Longest winning streak: 4 matches
  • Longest losing streak: 5 matches

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Individual stats

Individual awards

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