NSW Breakers cricket: Maisy Gibson holds nerve in WNCL debut win

Singleton spinner Maisy Gibson emerged as a hero with the bat in her Women’s National Cricket League debut on Thursday.

Batting at No.10, Gibson helped NSW avenge their loss to South Australia in last year’s final with a one-wicket win at the Gabba on the first day of the new season.

The 20-year-old made six not out as she and fellow debutant Belinda Vakawera (three not out) guided NSW to 9-216 in 48.2 overs in reply to South Australia’s 9-215.

Gibson went wicketless on debut, taking 0-37 off eight overs, but held her nerve when it counted with the bat.

South Australia ended NSW’s 10-year reign in the WNCL last season.

EMERGING TALENT: Maisy Gibson, left, celebrates a wicket in last year's Women's Big Bash League final against the Sydney Sixers. Picture: Getty Images

EMERGING TALENT: Maisy Gibson, left, celebrates a wicket in last year's Women's Big Bash League final against the Sydney Sixers. Picture: Getty Images

NSW play Tasmania at the Gabba on Friday then Queensland on Sunday. 

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