WBBL final hero Mooney wants new Heat deal

Two-time WBBL title winner Beth Mooney says she is yet to be offered a new contract by Brisbane.
Two-time WBBL title winner Beth Mooney says she is yet to be offered a new contract by Brisbane.

She's just secured her second player-of-the-final award to nab Brisbane successive WBBL championships, but Beth Mooney admits she's yet to secure her future with the franchise.

The Australian international scored an unbeaten 56 at a packed Allan Border Field to guide the Heat to a six-wicket win over Adelaide in Sunday's final.

Mooney's efforts mean she finishes the tournament with 743 runs at an average of 74.30 including nine half-centuries.

But the 25-year-old is one of several off-contract players at the Heat including Jess Jonassen and Sammy-Jo Johnson - who had also played key roles in Sunday's successful run chase.

While Mooney says she hasn't received an offer from the Heat yet, the proud Queenslander concedes she can't picture herself playing for anyone other than the Brisbane franchise.

"I don't know. I haven't thought too much about it. I've just tried to get through the season," Mooney said.

"I know I was off contract and I haven't been spoken to by the Brisbane Heat, I'll be honest, and you want to feel valued and things like that.

"In terms of my lifestyle here, it's pretty good ... I get to be at home with all my people and they get to sit in the crowd and watch me play at Allan Border Field, which is one of the greatest grounds in the world. So, I don't think so."

Having been with the Heat since the start of the WBBL, Mooney is imploring team managers to do all they can to keep as many of the players who have turned them into a title-winning force as possible.

"Once people start coming off contract, people start getting chased," she said.

"That's the beauty of this competition, the names are out there a bit more and people become wanted.

"That's just where the game's heading. I think Brisbane Heat needs to be really smart - they've probably not done that a whole lot in the past.

"Now is a really good opportunity for them to show what they're made of and make sure they keep all the people and try their best to keep them because you can't replicate what we've done here if you don't have the people."

Australian Associated Press