With England's new Women's Cricket Super League set to take flight in their summer, the Aussies are taking their bat and ball and heading away from home.

If it ain't broke...copy it! 

With the Women's Big Bash League proving successful over the Australian summer, the ECB thought they would give it a try with their own version, the Women's Cricket Super League.  

The six team competition will see a 16 day round-robin competition commencing from 30 July to 14 August 2016, with a finals on 21 August 2016.

With Australia making another Twenty20 World Cup final earlier this month, it is unsurprising the English team have called on the services of the Southern Stars' best players. 

 

Saturday 23 Apr 2016

The Surrey Stars didn't mess around in their signings, going straight to the top with Meg Lanning and Rene Farrell.  

Southern Stars captain Lanning topped the runs table for the WBBL this summer with an incredible 540 runs at an average of 56.00. Lanning is one of the most powerful hitters in the game, just ask Alyssa Healy!

 

Rene Farrell

The devastating bowler was the Sydney Thunder's chief destroyer on their way to claiming the first WBBL title.

 

With 26 wickets during the WBBL tournament, it's no wonder her teammates are after her secrets! 

 

When you pick up the world's best all-rounder, you definitely want to shout it to the stars.

 

That's what Loughborough did when the claimed the prize signature of Ellyse Perry. 

The reigning Belinda Clarke Medallist's 430 runs saw her finish the WBBL third on the runs table, leading the Sydney Sixers to the final. 

 

The Yorkshire Diamonds went for batting firepower as they signed up Southern Stars veteran Alex Blackwell and up and coming batswoman Beth Mooney.  

With over a decade at the top, Sydney Thunder captain Blackwell adds plenty of experience and guile to the Diamonds.  

 And don't forget her impeccable timing!

 

Beth Mooney

The 22 year old had WBBL debut season to remember with the wicket-keeper batswoman finishing 4th in the runs ladder and picked up a couple awards along the way.

The Southern Vipers will be hoping the right-arm fast-medium bowler will be able to inject some venom into their attack.  

Schutt was one of the key wicket takers for the Southern Stars on their way to silver at the recent Women's Twenty20 World Cup. She also had a pretty memorable send off! 

 

Her performances saw the Adelaide Strikers' bowler named in the team of the tournament. 

The 24-year-old Adelaide Strikers medium paced swing bowler has been picked up by Lancashire Thunder. 

Coyte will have or two familiar names alongside her including Strikers' English teammate Sarah Taylor. 

The WSL will give Coyte an opportunity to continue to cement her status as a bowling all rounder.