11 of the 14 Tasmanian Tigers women's squad heading up to Queensland's Sunshine Coast this week for a pre-season tour are Hobart Hurricanes WBBL players.
All the female players except for young Tigers recruits Ashley Day, Emma Manix-Geeves and Courtney Webb played in the Hurricanes' WBBL|03 campaign, but this time they will be guided by entirely new coaching staff in Head Coach Salliann Briggs with Assistant Coaches Dan Marsh and Alex Pyecroft.
Having such a high crossover of Tigers and Hurricanes women in both squads augers well for greater team bonding and playing roles familiarity for the big Summer cricket season ahead.
It's also a first for the Tasmanian Tigers to be playing as 'Tigers' since their cultural name change from the Tasmanian Roar earlier this year.
These girls will certainly be looking to carry their fresh moniker with pride...
Tasmanian Tigers Female Pre-Season Tour Squad
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Wednesday 15 – Tuesday 21 August 2018
Brooke HEPBURN (Captain)
Corinne HALL (Vice Captain)
Coach: Salliann BRIGGS
Assistant Coach: Dan MARSH
Assistant Coach: Alex PYECROFT
Pre-Season Tour Match Schedule:
Friday 17 August: 50-Over Match vs Australian Capital Territory – 9:30am @ Maroochydore Cricket Ground
Saturday 18 August: 50-Over Match vs Western Australia – 9:30am @ Noosa No 1 Oval
Monday 20 August: 50-Over Match vs South Australia – 9:30am @ Maroochydore Cricket Ground