Kangaroo Island cricket star Bridget Patterson listed as potential free agent

Kangaroo Island's own female cricket star Bridget Patterson with local youngster Callum Putland during the SACA bushfire tour and clinic in February. Photo Maggie Patterson

Kangaroo Island's own female cricket star Bridget Patterson with local youngster Callum Putland during the SACA bushfire tour and clinic in February. Photo Maggie Patterson

Kangaroo Island's own female cricket star Bridget Patterson has made a list of six highly-talented players mentioned as free agents for next season of Women's Big Bash League competition.

The Adelaide Strikers player was mentioned on the CRICKET.com.au website, along with Australian captain Meg Lanning, as being one of six big-name players out of contract and potentially headed to a new home for Rebel WBBL|06.

The website article however goes on to say that she is unlikely to want to leave her home state and venture too far from KI.

"Another underage Australian player who dropped off the radar for a time, Patterson burst back in serious fashion in WBBL|05," the article reads.

"She hit 319 runs including two half-centuries earned a spot in the Australia A team as due reward - and higher honours yet could still beckon.

"Any other club will have a tough time prying the Kangaroo Island resident away from her native South Australia, but there are sure to be offers."

Patterson toured Kangaroo Island back in February along with other SA Cricket Associaiton cricket stars after the summer's terrible bushfires.

Among the young players she met was Callum Putland, who contacted SACA asking for players to come over here and run a clinic.

The CRICKET.com.au website meanwhile says the contracting window for the next Big Bash season has yet to open.

"The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means there is a degree of uncertainty around when that window will open, whether contracting rules will remain the same as previous years, or even how the next season will play out."

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