WATCH: Jemma Barsby bowls with both right and left arm in the same over

Some bowlers vary their pace but Brisbane Heat’s ambidextrous bowler Jemma Barsby decided to switch the arm in mid-over against the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday.


The skill of bowling with both right and the left arm, Jemma has had since she was a kid.


She bowls right-arm off-spin, left-arm orthodox and bats left-handed. She can also switch-hit, such as when she reverse swept a bowler for six during at Drummoyne Oval in last season’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

Her father Trevor Barsby was coach of Queensland from 2008-2010 and notched 100 Shield games for the state as an opening batsman. She has benefited from his guidance and Australia’s junior pathway structure ever since her Milo Have a Go days.


She trialled her left arm tweakers in last year’s WBBL, bowling to Ellyse Perry and other players.

Here’s the video of Jemma Barsby bowling with both the arms:

https://twitter.com/WBBL/status/947373234323906565


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