Warwick bowler eyes off semi final and first BBL premiership
CRICKET: Delissa Kimmince is full of confidence as she approaches the Big Bash semi in Sydney this morning as the second best bowler in the competition.
She has the equal second most wickets in the WBBL with 19 wickets off 48.5 overs.
Kimmince took 19 wickets for 329 runs in 14 games at an average of 17.32 and economy rate of 6.74. She has scored 83 runs off 68 balls in the competition this season.
"I am quietly confident we can win the semi,” she said.
She was player of the match with 78 as Queensland Fire won the T20 competition in 2013-2014.
The Fire became the Heat the next season and Kimmince said today's semi would be her second in five seasons.
"We have not won a grand final as the Heat,” she said.
The former Warwick junior is set to bowl some of the middle overs and at the death (last over) against Sydney Thunder at Drummoyne Oval at 10.40am. Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades play in the late semi.
The Heat travelled to Sydney yesterday morning for the semi.
This season, Brisbane has a win and a loss against the Thunder.
If the two Sydney teams lose today, Brisbane will host the grand final against the Renegades at Allan Border Field. The main Queensland field at the Gabba will not be available due to the men's Test.
In the past month, Kimmince and Beth Mooney from the women's Heat team visited the Queensland Children's Hospital with some Heat men's team members, including captain Chris Lynn.
"Many of the children were home when we visited the hospital but it was good to visit the children who couldn't go home over the Christmas period.
"Chris was really good with the kids, he had a joke and laugh with the children.”
Mooney scored a century late in the round games for the Heat and together with Kimmince will be two of the trump cards today for the Heat. Both have already won a T20 World Cup in the West Indies this season.