Originally from Canberra, Ryan Carters destiny seemed determined when he got to belt out the team’s anthem “Thunderstruck” on the drums at a school assembly back in Year 8. Coincidentally, it is also one of his favourite songs!
One of only two Thunder players to take the field in all eight matches during BBL|02, Carters will be out to build on an initial campaign where he showed plenty of promise with the bat and behind the stumps. This will also be his first full season in Sydney after moving from Melbourne to take up a Rookie Contract with the NSW Blues.
Ryan feels that the Thunder have learned from past mistakes and are ready to put some of those insights into practice for BBL|03, and he’s looking forward to repaying the faith of the Members and fans.
“It was a great feeling to stroll up to the Members’ Bar and be met by a sea of green. It was nice to be able to meet many Thunder Members one-on-one, and encouraging to know that they were willing to stick with us in spite of some tough results,” he said.
Ryan lists cross-town rival Brad Haddin as one of his cricket heroes, while the great Roger Federer ranks as one of his favourite sportsmen. He’s also in the third year of an Arts degree where he’s studying Economics, Politics and Philosophy, while he also has a passion for psychology.
“Humans are eternally interesting creatures and it is fascinating to think about what makes us the way we are.”