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Julie Hunter Announces Retirement

25 January 2017

Hobart Hurricanes player Julie Hunter has tonight announced her retirement from cricket.

32-year old Hunter retired from One Day cricket in October but at the conclusion of the WBBL season tonight, has closed the curtains on a stellar career.

A former Australian representative, Hunter moved to Tasmania from Victoria in 2015/16 having played with the Vic Spirit from 2003/04. She has played a crucial part with the WBBL Hobart Hurricanes in the WBBL for the past two seasons, helping them make back to back semi final appearances.

Hunter played 32 T20 Internationals for the Southern Stars, making her debut in February 2010 against New Zealand. She was part of the Southern Stars  '3-peat'  - winning the World T20 in 2010, 2012 and 2014.  In the 2012 World T20 she took her best bowling figures in T20 cricket taking 5-22 vs West Indies in the semi final.

Hunter has a long list of achievements in the One Day game also, having played 93 matches in the WNCL, 84 for Victoria and 9 for Tasmania.  She made her Southern Stars debut in 2010 and played 23 One Day Internationals for Australia.


Hunter believes the time is right to end her career and after telling her Hurricanes teammates in the change rooms post match today she said:

"It's been amazing playing with this group of girls for the past couple of years and I'll walk away with a purple heart.

"This team is headed in a great direction and I'm proud to have been part of that.

"I love the game and still get that nagging thought of "just one more?" But I've reached the point where I can't give it everything, so for me I can no longer give enough to keep going.

"A teammate just reminded me what a huge career it's been and I'm certainly proud of what I have achieved and had the privilege to be a part of - I'll take those moments and the friendships with me."


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