Capital’s Kathryn Bryce wins rookie place at Big Bash in Australia

Kathryn Bryce will join up with the Melbourne Stars

Kathryn Bryce will join up with the Melbourne Stars

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Edinburgh-based cricketer Kathryn Bryce will soon be heading off to Australia to learn from some of the world’s best.

The Scotland Women’s all-rounder, 19, has been named as one of eight Rebel Women’s Big Bash League Associate rookies and will join up with the Melbourne Stars.

Bryce will train with the Stars during a two-week placement in December and attend home matches during that period. In the event of an injury to a contracted player she could then be called up to play.

In the last couple of years, Bryce has become one of the national team’s most consistent performers and has skippered the team on occasion. Her sister, Sarah, also plays for Scotland. Cricket Scotland’s chief executive Malcom Cannon said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for Kathryn to get a taste of cricket at this level and we are all delighted for her.”

The Rebel WBBL begins on the weekend of December 10/11.