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Women's Pre-Season Tour Underway

26 July 2019

Hobart Hurricanes Women's Head Coach, Salliann Briggs, spoke to media this morning ahead of departing on her squad's pre-season tour to Darwin on Saturday morning.

The Hurricanes will take part in the NT Cricket's TIO Women's Strike League alongside the Desert Blaze and the City Cyclones which will be made up of players local to Darwin and Cricket ACT who will be also be touring the region.

"We've been training since the middle of May now, so we're really ready to see where we're at," said Briggs.

"After this group of matches it gives us another month or so to build confidence on what we get from next week but also work on other areas ahead of the WBBL (which begins its first-ever standalone season in mid-October)."

Although the Strike League is in its infancy, Briggs sees great benefit in participation

"The competition is going to be really good and quite strong. I think the plan for it is to grow and evolve to have all states competing in it around the same time every year."

The Hurricanes squad travelling to Darwin is:

Stefanie Daffara
Katelyn Fryett
Maisy Gibson
Corinne Hall
Brooke Hepburn
Emma Manix-Geeves
Emily Mifsud
Sasha Moloney
Meg Phillips
Emily Smith
Emma Thompson
Belinda Vakarewa

Coach: Salliann Briggs
Assistant Coach: Dan Marsh
Player Development Manager: Emma Doherty

All matches will be played at the Marrara Cricket Ground and the fixture list is as follows:

Sunday 28 July vs. Desert Blaze
Sunday 28 July vs. City Cyclones
Thursday 1 August vs. Desert Blaze
Friday 2 August vs.City Cyclones

Keep your eyes peeled to the Hobart Hurricanes social media as we provide updates from the team's week in the Top End.