Bolton set to make VicSpirit debut

09 Oct 2014

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Australian one-day opener Nicole Bolton is poised to make her Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit debut after she was named in the squad of 13 to take on the SA Scorpions at Junction Oval this weekend.

Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit squad
Meg Lanning (C)
Kelly Applebee
Kristen Beams
Briana Binch
Nicole Bolton
Jess Cameron
Julie Hunter
Emma Inglis
Emma Kearney
Anna Lanning
Emily McIntyre
Molly Strano
Elyse Villani

The former Western Fury captain, who averages 61.40 in her six one-day internationals, struck 143 (90) in her first Bartercard Premier Cricket match for Prahran on Sunday.

She shared in a record 322-run partnership with Victorian teammate Jess Cameron who amassed 185 (113).

VicSpirit coach Barry Neivandt said that Bolton has already brought a lot to the squad.

"She's a deep thinker about the game and has been a wonderful addition to the group," Neivandt said.

After not playing a match last season, Anna Lanning has forced her way into the side on the back of a brilliant all-round display for Box Hill on Sunday where she claimed 4-29 and posted an unbeaten half-century.

"Anna will bolster our batting line up for the Twenty20s and gives us some flexibility, which we like," Neivandt said.

Schedule V SA Scorpions at Junction Oval
3.00pm Friday, October 10, 2014 - WT20
10.00am Saturday, October 11, 2014 – WNCL
1.30pm Sunday, October 12, 2014 – WT20