Reakes part of Sydney Sixers' success
FORMER Bangalow cricketer Angela Reakes was part of the Sydney Sixers team that took out the Women's Big Bash League final at the weekend.
The Sixers had a seven-run win over the Perth Scorchers at the WACA after going down to the Sydney Thunder in the final last year.
Reakes did not get a chance to bowl her leg-spin in the finals series with her main contribution the 11 runs with the bat in the final.
Her innings helped all-rounder Marizanne Kapp bat through the 20 overs to finish 34 not out as the Sixers set a total of 5-124.
Veteran seamer Sarah Aley claimed 4-23 and finished as the leading wicket-taker in the WBBL.
Alyssa Healy top-scored for the Sixers in semi- final and final while talented all-rounder Ellyse Perry missed both games with a hamstring injury.
Former Alstonville wicketkeeper-batter Georgia Redmayne played in the semi- finals with the Hobart Hurricanes, who lost to the Sixers.
Reakes has played both seasons with the Sixers and now lives in Canberra, playing for ACT in the Women's National Cricket League.
Lismore juniors Tom Cooper and Simon Milenko were also part of the Big Bash League this season.
Cooper came the closest to playing finals with the Melbourne Renegades finishing fifth.