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WBBL: Mooney says Heat must play consistent cricket

BRISBANE Heat must play consistent cricket if they are to feature in the Women's Big Bash League finals this season.

The Heat boast a 5-5 record after 10 games, having won and lost a game against each opponent so far.

For opener Beth Mooney, it is now vital the Heat take control of their fortune.

"It's a bit frustrating, I'm not sure what else I can do," Mooney said.

"We can produce a perfect performance one day then the complete opposite the next."

The Shepparton-born Hervey Bay junior has led the way for Brisbane.

She has scored four half-centuries in her 10 knocks, three of which were unbeaten, to boast an average of 46.

But the Heat's inability to string quality performances together on a consistent basis threatens to derail their season.

The Heat sit fifth on the WBBL ladder, though their net run rate shapes as an ever-increasing obstacle to overcome as the regular season reaches its climax.

Mooney has previously spoken about how her side have pledged to control their destiny, most notably a pact between her and fellow Southern Star Jess Jonassen to play out the Heat's innings, but there is still some way for Brisbane to go before they can be considered a serious title contender.

The wicket-keeper said the Heat has to win three of its last four games to secure their place in the top four.

They will need two more victories to win the WBBL, but based on their current run of results it seems beyond their reach.

"It was good to get out there and help the team win (against Hobart Hurricanes last Sunday), but the next day was the complete opposite," she said.

"I scored a few that Sunday and we stood up with the ball, but we had nothing the next day (an eight-wicket loss to the Hurricanes).

"We need to take more ownership."

The Heat will host Melbourne Renegades at Allan Border Field, Brisbane, on Saturday and Sunday.

Both games start at 10am.

Topics:  beth mooney big bash league cricket fcsport wbbl women's big bash league


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