Domestic squads for the 2021-22 season have been confirmed over the last few weeks. Here's a recap of how the lists shape up. BBL and WBBL squads will take shape over the coming months.
CA = Cricket Australia contracted, R = Rookie
Australia Capital Territory
A significant loss for the ACT with seamer Maitlan Brown making the short journey across to Sydney to join New South Wales. Former Australia allrounder Erin Osborne has dropped off the list to allow her to balance her coaching commitments although will continue to train with the squad.
Squad Angela Reakes, Katie Mack, Madeline Penna, Kayla Burton, Gabrielle Sutcliffe, Chloe Rafferty, Carly Leeson, Matilda Lugg, Olivia Porter, Rebecca Carter, Erica Kershaw, Amy Yates, Nicola Hancock, Zoe Cooke.
New South Wales
With a further emphasis on the push for youth that was evident at the end of the last season, Baxter Holt, Tanveer Sangha, Oliver Davies and Lachlan Hearne have been upgraded from rookie to full contracts. The changing of the guard has seen batters Nick Larkin and Daniel Solway dropped along with spinner Arjun Nair while Nathan McAndrew has moved to South Australia.
Squad Sean Abbott, Josh Baraba (R), Harry Conway, Trent Copeland, Pat Cummins (CA), Oliver Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Matthew Gilkes, Ryan Hadley (R), Ryan Hackney, Liam Hatcher, Josh Hazlewood (CA), Lachlan Hearne, Moises Henriques, Baxter Holt, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon (CA), Peter Nevill, Jack Nisbet (R), Kurtis Patterson, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Steven Smith (CA), Mitchell Starc (CA), Chris Tremain, Hunar Verma (R), David Warner (CA), Adam Zampa (CA)
Pace bowler Brown is the major gain for the Breakers as they look to bounce back from missing the WNCL final for the first time in their history. Maddy Darke and Lisa Griffiths have moved to Western Australia while Hayley Silver-Holmes declined a new deal to join Tasmania.
Squad Alyssa Healy (CA), Jade Allen, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner (CA), Rachael Haynes (CA), Emma Hughes, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Claire Moore, Lauren Smith, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson
Brendan Doggett, a key part of Queensland's Sheffield Shield final victory, has moved to South Australia along with Nathan McSweeney. Allrounder James Bazley earns his first full state contract.
Squad Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Joe Burns, Max Bryant, Jack Clayton (R), Blake Edwards, Sam Heazlett, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne (CA), Michael Neser, Lachlan Pfeffer, Jimmy Peirson, Will Prestwidge (R), Matt Renshaw, Billy Stanlake, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street, Connor Sully (R), Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Willans (R), Jack Wood
The squad that secured their first WNCL title, by beating Victoria in the final, has been retained with allrounder Ruth Johnston the one new addition. Australia allrounder Delissa Kimmince announced her retirement at the end of the season.
Squad Jess Jonassen (CA), Beth Mooney (CA), Grace Harris, Laura Kimmince, Georgia Redmayne, Mikayla Hinkley, Charli Knott, Georgia Voll, Georgia Prestwidge, Holly Ferling, Courtney Sippel, Megan Dixon, Lilly Mills, Caitlyn Mair, Ellie Johnston, Ruth Johnston
There has been significant turnover for the Redbacks after a horror 2020-21 season where they failed to win a match in either the Shield or Marsh Cup. Doggett, McAndrew, McSweeney and Jake Carder (WA) have joined from interstate following the retirements of Callum Ferguson and Chadd Sayers plus the delisting of Tom Cooper, Brad Davis, Conor McInerney, Luke Robbins and Cameron Valente.
Squad Wes Agar, Jordan Buckingham (R), Alex Carey (CA), Bailey Capel (R), Kyle Brazell (R), Jake Carder, Brendan Doggett, Daniel Drew, Ryan Gibson, David Grant, Travis Head, Henry Hunt, Corey Kelly (R), Thomas Kelly (R), Samuel Kerber, Jake Lehmann, Nathan McAndrew, Nathan McSweeney, Joe Mennie, Harry Nielsen, Tim Oakley, Lloyd Pope, Kane Richardson (CA), Liam Scott, Jake Weatherald, Nick Winter, Daniel Worrall.
Pace bowler Kate Peterson has joined the state with Darcie Brown's elevation to a national deal opening up a spot
Squad Jemma Barsby, Sam Betts, Emma De Broughe, Darcie Brown (CA), Eliza Doddridge, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Brooke Harris, Tahlia McGrath (CA), Tegan McPharlin, Annie O'Neil, Bridget Patterson, Kate Peterson, Alex Price, Megan Schutt (CA), Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington
It's a largely settled squad although seamers Alex Pyecroft and Tom Rogers have lost their contracts. Brad Hope and Nivethan Radhakrishnan, an ambidextrous spinner, have joined on rookie deals.
Squad Tom Andrews, Gabe Bell, Jackson Bird, Iain Carlisle (rookie), Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, Jarrod Freeman (rookie), Brad Hope (rookie), Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Mitch Owen (rookie), Tim Paine (CA), Nivethan Radhakrishnan (rookie), Sam Rainbird, Peter Siddle, Jordan Silk, Mac Wright, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Tim Ward, Beau Webster
There has been some impressive off-season recruitment by bringing Victoria duo Elyse Villani (last season's leading run-scorer) and Molly Strano (last season's leading wicket-taker) to the state alongside Silver-Holmes from New South Wales.
Squad Chloe Abel, Nicola Carey (CA contracted), Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Corinne Hall, Emma Manix-Geeves, Sasha Moloney, Rachel Priest, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Emily Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Emma Thompson (maternity leave 2021-22), Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani
James Seymour, who made his Sheffield Shield debut at the end of last season, has earned his first contract in a squad of minimal changes. Victoria put significant faith in youth during the 2020-21 campaign and will hope that brings dividends next season.
Squad Scott Boland, Brody Couch (R), Xavier Crone, Travis Dean, Sam Elliott (R), Zak Evans, Aaron Finch (CA), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tom Jackson (R), Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (CA), Cameron McClure (R), Jonathan Merlo, Todd Murphy (R), Tom O'Connell, Fergus O'Neill (R), Wil Parker, James Pattinson (CA), Mitchell Perry, Will Pucovski, James Seymour, Matt Short, Will Sutherland.
Victoria have suffered two significant losses with batter Villani, who had a prolific 2020-21 season, and offspinner Strano opting to move states. Sam Bates has moved the other way. Bhavi Devchand, Elly Donald, Zoe Griffiths, Courtney Neale dropped off the list
Squad Tiana Atkinson, Samantha Bates, Makinley Blows, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Ella Hayward, Anna Lanning, Meg Lanning (CA), Rhys McKenna, Sophie Molineux (CA), Rhiann O'Donnell, Ellyse Perry (CA), Lara Shannon, Annabel Sutherland (CA), Amy Vine, Tayla Vlaeminck (CA), Georgia Wareham (CA).
Western Australia have retained a stable squad other than the departure of Carder to South Australia and the Bradley Hope. Corey Rocchiccioli has been upgraded to a full contract, effectively in place of legspinner Liam O'Connor.
Squad Ashton Agar (CA), Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Cooper Connolly (R), Sam Fanning (R), Cameron Gannon, Jayden Goodwin (R), Cameron Green (CA), Liam Guthrie, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Bryce Jackson, Matthew Kelly, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, David Moody, Lance Morris, Joel Paris, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson (CA), Corey Rocchiccioli, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman
There are three new faces with Darke and Griffiths joining from New South Wales and Courtney Neale switching from Victoria. Offspinner Emma King announced her retirement at the end of last season while Piepa Clearly (now UK-based) and Megan Banting have dropped off the list.
Squad Nicole Bolton, Zoe Britcliffe, Mathilda Carmichael, Sheldyn Cooper, Maddy Darke, Ashley Day, Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffiths, Molly Healy, Alana King, Courtney Neale, Chloe Piparo, Georgia Wyllie