Charlie’s Takes: SuperCoach BBL Round 10 wrap

SuperCoach expert, Charlie Dadds, looks at the key talking points out of the previous round's action.


Welcome to our review article at SC Playbook where we review the action from the previous round and see what impact it had on our side and what we can learn from it.

There were no byes or doubles this week, making it relatively simple in terms of trade plans and skippers, but much more complicated in terms of actual execution.

This week Elite Dadds scored 569 points and moved up just 11 rankings to 631st.

Let’s take a look at the Round 10 action!

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Strikers v Heat

Result: Heat won by 17 runs


  • Josh Brown (51) got off to an electric start for the Heat, smacking 26 off 16.
  • Uzzy Khawaja was dismissed for just two by an absolute peach from Harry Conway
  • Marnus fired away at first drop, scoring 46 runs off 33 deliveries; but like Uzzy, he fell victim to Conway who went on to take three wickets, making it much harder for Henry Thornton to squeeze back into the XI.
  • Bazely scored a composed 20 off 16, but Neser never really fired with just 12 off 9.
  • Maybe a slight worry for Matt Short owners is that he only bowled one over!
  • Agar, Siddle, and Boyce took multiple wickets, but Ben Manenti failed to capitilise off his three overs.
  • Surprisingly low scoring affair at Adelaide Oval
  • The Strikers test contingent (Head and Carey) did not deliver on their season debut, scoring just three runs between them
  • Matt Short (50) continued his stellar season, but forced owners into a tough decision of whether or not to take his VC score (I took it just to be safe)
  • James Bazley looked back to his best with the ball, scooping up three wickets from his four overs.
  • The rest of the wickets were spread evenly across the board for the Heat with Neser, Spencer Johnson, and Sweppo all taking one, except for Matty Kuhnemann who took two.
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Renegades v Stars

Result: Renegades won by six runs


  • Despite being on the right side of a couple controversial umpire calls regarding sixes and hitting the roof of Marvel Stadium, the Stars could not capitalise on their good fortune and failed to chase down the 162 runs set by the ‘Gades
  • Martin Guptill had another poor score of just 11, but Sam Harper’s rich vein of form continued with 51 off 36! He currently has a three-round average of 102.7.
  • Jono Wells (69) provided the ‘Gades with a very strong middle order batting performance, but that meant that Will Sutherland’s time at the crease was limited, facing just four balls.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile’s resting would have frustrated his owners, however it allowed Brody Couch to come in and take two wickets, while Liam Hatcher also doubled up.
  • Beau Webster failed to take any wickets
  • Wood, Zampa, and Hinchliffe all took one each
  • Joe Clarke (99) was gifted a lifeline early on as the stars stormed away to 88 off 8.5 overs before their first wicket fell.
  • Despite not being able to deliver with the ball, Beau Webster scored 29 off 18
  • Although, the Stars fell apart when James Seymour, Clint Hinchliffe, and Luke Wood combined for just five runs.

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Hurricanes v Thunder

Result: Hurricanes win by five wickets


  • All aboard the ‘Cane Train!!
  • The Thunder top three scored just 18 runs between them
  • In came Oliver Davies and he top scored for the Thunder with 45 off 38
  • Riley Meredith dismissed David Warner with an absolute peach, while Paddy Dooley returned from injury and took three wickets, with two coming in the final over!
  • However, the story of the innings was Nathan Ellis’ bowling performance; taking four AND a hattrick spread across two overs.
  • Caleb Jewell’s hot streak finally came to end, scoring just the five runs which was actually five runs better than his opening partner, Ben McDermott!
  • Zak Crawley came in and wacked 12 off 6, which then allowed Matty Wade and Tim David to build what turned out to be a match winning partnership; with the latter scoring a huge 76* off 41. He looks like a great option for their Round 13 DGW.
  • Daniel Sams put the bowling department on his shoulders with four wickets at an economy of just 4.5, but it wasn’t enough and the ‘Canes chased down the total with four overs to spare. For what it’s worth, I think Sams should be everyone’s #1 trade-in target this week.
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Sixers v Scorchers

Result: Sixers won by six runs


  • The rejuvenated Sixers opening partnership got off to an elite start, with Josh Philippe (54) and Steve Smith (36) setting the tone early
  • The scoring dried up considerably after the pair got dismissed, as some Peter Hatzoglou spin and poor running between wickets looked to give the Scorchers the upper hand going into the second innings.
  • Enter, Sean Abbott.
  • Cam Bancroft departed for just 1 and Aaron Hardie wasn’t far behind him, exiting at the hands of Abbott for the same score.
  • The dust looked to have settled briefly with one of the best middle order batsmen in the comp, Ashton Turner, and Stephen Eskinazi at the crease, but AT was dismissed for 23.
  • As those around him fell, Eskinazi continued to build a strong innings but ultimately ran out of ended, and ended the innings on 66*; just seven runs short of victory

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