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Burnie to kick start WBBL|05

06 June 2019

The Hobart Hurricanes will continue to entrench themselves as 'Tasmania's Team' this summer with Burnie to host its WBBL side's first two home matches of their campaign which will be a standalone season for the first time.

In partnership with the Burnie City Council, the Hurricanes took matches to the North-West for the first time last summer with great success as 2,000 people turned out for two fixtures vs. the Melbourne Stars.

Two of the Hurricanes' international stars, Heather Knight and Smriti Mandhana, starred across the weekend at West Park as the matches were split one win a piece.

Salliann Briggs' side spent the best part of four days on the North-West Coast, being part of the Hurricanes' community activity at Breakfast Clubs and school clinics throughout the region in the lead-up to the weekend.  

"The Burnie City Council have been great to work with in sharing our vision of being Tasmania's team, the success of last year is a great foundation with which we will build upon come October," said Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive, Nick Cummins.

Burnie City Council Mayor, Steve Kons said he was “Excited that Women’s Big Bash cricket is coming back to Burnie for a second season. I am looking forward to seeing the community activities that will be rolled out during the week prior to the games; these Breakfast Clubs and school clinics are an excellent way to encourage our young people to get active and take part in the different sports on offer.” 

The dates & timings of the matches to be played at West Park will be announced by Cricket Australia when the WBBL|05 fixture is released on Wednesday 12 June.