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Women's Development Squad vs Sydney Thunder

27 November 2018

Celeste Raack - Lindisfarne Cricket Club / Tasmanian Tigers / WBBL|03 Hobart Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are proud to release their Women's Development Squad that is playing their own series alongside the upcoming Indigenous XI Tournament between the Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Both competitions will be held concurrently around each other’s match times in the North West Tasmanian town of Latrobe from THIS Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 November 2018.

This Female Cricket Pathway initiative features Tasmanian Tigers women Emma Manix-Geeves and Celeste Raack in the Hurricanes squad, taking on the Thunder’s own Women's Development Squad.

Hurricanes Women's Development Squad vs Sydney Thunder:

Emma Manix-Geeves - New Town Cricket Club / Tasmanian Tigers
Celeste Raack - Lindisfarne Cricket Club / Tasmanian Tigers / WBBL|03 Hobart Hurricanes
Emily Mifsud - New Town Cricket Club
Erin Lawler - New Town Cricket Club
Louise Maddock - University Cricket Club
Taylah Purton - North Hobart Cricket Club
Dharshia Srinivas - University Cricket Club
Bonnie Davies - Kingborough Cricket Club
Rhianne Hack - Launceston Cricket Club
Sophie Parkin - University Cricket Club
Meg Radford - South Launceston Cricket Club
Hayley Marshall - Wynyard Cricket Club
Ester Magor - Latrobe Cricket Club
Zoe Lowry - Latrobe Cricket Club
Matt Geeves - Coach

The entire event is FREE to attend and watch with everyone warmly welcome.

The Latrobe Recreation Ground on the corner of Last and Percival Streets will host these three days of cricket, proudly supported by the Hurricanes' Principal Partner Tassal Tasmanian Salmon, the Latrobe Council and the Sydney Thunder.

The event was hosted in the regional NSW town of Orange last summer, with all Tasmanian eyes now turning home to Latrobe this week.

Both teams will play three T20 matches with other Indigenous cultural experiences being planned by the local community.

WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT SQUAD MATCHES:

Game One: 3pm – 6pm, WED 28 NOV
Game Two: 12:30pm – 3:30pm, THU 29 NOV
Game Three: 9am – Noon, FRI 30 NOV

MEN'S INDIGENOUS XI SQUAD MATCHES:

Game One: 9am – Noon, THU 29 NOV
Game Two: 4pm – 7pm, THU 29 NOV
Game Three: 12:30pm – 3:30pm, FRI 30 NOV

Hurricanes Men's Indigenous XI Squad vs Sydney Thunder:

Rhys Ward (Captain) – Kingborough Cricket Club
Aaron Tuxworth – Smithton Cricket Club
Brandon Tonks – Forrest Stanley Cricket Club
Blake Mayne – Glenorchy Cricket Club - has withdrawn
Blake Sculthorpe – Kingborough Cricket Club
Ben Spinks – Burnie Hurricanes Cricket Club
Josh Barry – Burnie Hurricanes Cricket Club
Julius Kerwin – Ulverstone Cricket Club
Callan Morse – Latrobe Cricket Club
Jeremy Jones – Spreyton Cricket Club
Brodie Deverell – Sheffield Cricket Club
Corey Briggs – Westbury Cricket Club / Greater Northern Raiders
Sean McGuire – St Annes Cricket Club - is now playing instead of being Team Manager
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Guy Grey – Rianna Cricket Club: Assistant Coach
Paul Collins – North Hobart Cricket Club: Head Coach

This male Indigenous Squad was selected from trials held in recent weeks right across the State and there will also be an Indigenous umpire officiating.

There will be a traditional 'Welcome To Country' opening ceremony and a special 'Passing On The Cap' ritual, where parents or relatives will handover the cricket caps they wore in their playing days to their sons, as a type of pre-game blessing.