David Moody has filled the second-last spot in the Hobart Hurricanes BBL|07 playing squad, signing a two-year contract.
The West Australian was a key part of Western Australia’s recent JLT One-Day Cup win and has been a net bowler for the Perth Scorchers in recent seasons, said the prospect of coming to Tasmania for the Big Bash was an exciting one.
“There are some great players with the Scorchers and I’ve learnt a lot from them, but to actually play is an experience I’m really looking forward to,” he said.
Moody, who has impressed in domestic cricket with his pace and bounce, adds to the Hurricanes existing Western Australian flavour with team mate D’Arcy Short and Tasmanian Tigers coach Adam Griffith, who will be the Hurricanes’ bowling coach, also involved.
“I’ve done a lot of work with Adam Griffith who’s down there now so it will be good to work with him,” Moody said.
“When the news got to D’Arcy he came straight over to me at training and congratulated me – I’ve played with him for a couple of years now and really enjoy playing with him so to have a friendly face over there will be great.”
After playing five games for Western Australia in the JLT Cup, the 22-year-old’s appetite for experience in the white-ball formats has grown.
WATCH: Moody in action for Western Australia.
“Wherever the Hurricanes’ coaching staff see me being able to contribute I’m happy to take that on board, but traditionally with WA my aim has been to intimidate batsman and be aggressive,” he said.
“I’ll look dto try and do that for the Hurricanes.”
The final player for the Hurricanes' BBL squad will be finalised in the next few weeks.
George Bailey (C), Tim Paine (VC), Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Cameron Boyce, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Jake Reed, Beau Webster, James Bazley, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills, Tom Rogers, Sam Rainbird, D'Arcy Short, Tom Curran, David Moody
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