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English & South African internationals sign on

26 September 2019

The Hobart Hurricanes are excited to announce the signing of English international batter Fran Wilson and South African allrounder Chloe Tryon for the rebel WBBL|05 season.

Wilson averages over 20 batting in the middle order through 14 T20 Internationals for England and has featured in 27 ODIs, the last of which came in July against Australia.

Wilson - who won the Kia Super League title with the Western Storm alongside fellow Hurricanes English international, Heather Knight, earlier this month, also played the final few matches of the WBBL|03 season with the Sydney Thunder.

"It's really exciting to have signed for the Hurricanes and to be playing a whole season in the WBBL," said Wilson.

"I want to make an impact in the competition and contribute to a successful Hurricanes season, I can't wait to be apart of the team."

"It will be great to join up again with Salliann Briggs, who has had a big impact on my career so far in England."

Tryon debuted for her country aged 20 and averages over 20 with the bat for South Africa to go with 19 wickets at an economy rate of 6.81 with her left-arm medium-fast bowling.

The all-rounder is currently touring India with South Africa but can't wait to get to Tasmania.

"I've heard a lot of great things about the WBBL and the group the Hurricanes have got this season, I'm really looking forward to testing myself in the high quality competition," said Tryon. 

The Hobart Hurricanes standalone WBBL|05 season begins on Saturday 19 October in Melbourne against the Stars before their first home games at West Park in Burnie on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November vs. the Thunder.

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