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Australian all-rounder signs on

06 May 2019

The Hobart Hurricanes are proud to announce the signing of Australian all-rounder, Nicola Carey.

As part of her move south to Tasmania from New South Wales this off-season - the 25-year-old is currently contracted by Cricket Australia, has six ODI caps, one T20I cap, and is the Hurricanes first new player to sign for the upcoming WBBL season.

In 59 WBBL matches for the Sydney Thunder, left-handed bat Carey amassed 482 runs at an average of nearly 17 and a strike rate of 109.4. 

With her right-arm medium pace, Carey too snared 62 wickets at an economy rate of 6.7 and an average of 19.3.

Carey has been selected in the Australian squad for the 2016 & 2018 World T20s but is yet to feature at a major tournament in the green and gold, instead making her debuts in each format as part of a tri-series with India and England in March 2018.

In the WNCL Final back in February this year, Carey was named Player of the Match for her fine half-century and three wickets as NSW got the better of Queensland.

"Nicola clearly offers a lot with both bat and ball so with her international experience too, she's going to be a key signing for us," said Hurricanes WBBL Head Coach, Salliann Briggs.

Carey can't wait to get the next step of her career underway in her new surrounds.

"I've heard a lot about the great group of players down here in Hobart and the way the program is heading too," she said.

"I'm really excited to get into training and prepare for the upcoming summer."

The WBBL|05 season moves to a standalone competition in 2019 with the fixture to be released by Cricket Australia in the coming weeks.