Veronica Pyke and Katelyn Fryett are the latest WBBL|03 signings for the Hobart Hurricanes.
Pyke was a crucial member to the Hurricanes’ outfit last season, playing all 14 matches.
The left-arm bowler said she was looking forward to going one step better with the Hurricanes this season, after being knocked out in the semi-final stage in WBBL|02.
“We definitely want to take out the WBBL title. I’m looking forward to playing some entertaining and engaging cricket with the girls,” she said.
“Each season the scores get higher and the competition more fierce, so we’ll need to bring some big hitting and continuous wicket taking this season.”
Pyke said that the increasing interest from fans and broadcasters is setting the standard for women’s sport in Australia.
“It’s exciting for players and fans to have WBBL cricket - the media coverage has set a precedent for women's sport in general. The professionalism and standard of skills displayed in the WBBL is world class,” she said.
Fryett said she was also looking forward to donning purple again this summer, having played seven matches for the Hurricanes last season.
“I am really excited and honored to be a part of the Hurricanes again for WBBL03,” she said.
“We have a really great core group of girls who have been part of the Hurricanes squad for the last two seasons, as well as some exciting new signings this year so I am really excited to see what we can achieve this summer.”
Fryett said she was also looking forward to taking the Big Bash to her hometown of Launceston on December 30 and 31 to continue to spread the Hurricanes brand across the state.
“We are so lucky to have such great supporters all over Tasmania and it will be extra special for me this year with a WBBL/BBL double header in my home town of Launceston,” she said.
“One of the best things about being part of the Hurricanes squad is getting out into the community and promoting cricket to young boys and girls.
"The success of the WBBL has been fantastic in highlighting the pathway for young girls to pursue a career in cricket and I am excited to help grow that in Tasmania.”
Emma Thompson, Erin Fazackerley, Brooke Hepburn, Georgia Redmayne, Veronica Pyke, Katelyn Fryett
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