STRAP IN: Warwick all-rounder Delissa Kimmince prepares for a big season with the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League.
STRAP IN: Warwick all-rounder Delissa Kimmince prepares for a big season with the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League. Will Russell

Kimmince to bring heat to first Women’s Big Bash League

DELISSA Kimmince is thrilled with the groundswell of support behind the Brisbane Heat ahead of their first Women's Big Bash League home games.

The Heat play historic home games at the Gabba and Allan Border Field this week and the Brisbane River is turning teal. Warwick all-rounder Kimmince and Kingaroy quick Holly Ferling were on hand yesterday for the unveiling of the Brisbane Heat-themed CityCat and captain Kimmince was happy with the support.

That would help the Heat prepare for their first home game of the inaugural season on Friday against the Melbourne Renegades at Allan Border Field.

That will be followed by a game against the Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba, which will be televised ahead of the Heat men's Big Bash game.

"It is nice to see everyone getting behind us, the girls and the boys teams," Kimmince said.

"We want to make a good impression with the first televised game."

The Heat follow up that game with a double-header against the Renegades and Sydney Thunder at the Gabba on Sunday.

They head into the big weekend of four home matches on the back of three-straight wins.

Kimmince would love to build on that winning momentum as the second-placed Heat play plenty of their matches in the early part of the Twenty20 season and need to bank points to help qualify for the finals.

"Winning the last three games has given us a bit of belief," she said.

"We play a lot of games before Christmas so we have to make an impression."



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