Sydney Thunder wicket-keeper Rachel Priest has made the decision to seek further opportunities with the Hobart Hurricanes ahead of the upcoming Rebel Women’s Big Bash League.
Since joining Thunder in 2017, Priest has scored 898 runs across 43 matches and completed 33 dismissals behind the stumps.
An outstanding WBBL|04 campaign saw the former New Zealand international awarded the Alex Blackwell Medal, voted by her teammates as the best player of the tournament.
The move to the Hurricanes coincides with Priest making the move to Tasmania for the domestic 2020-21 Women’s National Cricket League season to join the Tasmanian Tigers.
“I want to thank Priesty for everything she’s given the Thunder Nation over the last three seasons,” said Thunder coach Trevor Griffin.
“Everyone knows the type of player she is and that was recognised when she won the Alex Blackwell Medal.
“I’m sure she will do a great job for the Hurricanes and I’m looking forward to coming up against her next season.”
The WBBL|06 fixture builds on the tremendous success of the inaugural standalone season in 2019-20.
A full 59-game fixture has been scheduled across October and November, with Sydney Thunder set to open its season on 17 October against the Scorchers in Perth.
Sydney Thunder WBBL|06 Fixtures
Sat 17 Oct | Vs Perth Scorchers | Perth | 5:00PM
Sun 18 Oct | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | Perth | 1:00PM
Sat 24 Oct | Vs Adelaide Strikers | Karen Rolton Oval | 2:30PM
Sun 25 Oct | Vs Brisbane Heat | Karen Rolton Oval | 10:20AM
Wed 18 Oct | Vs Melbourne Renegades | Hurstville Oval | 2:00PM
Sat 31 Oct | Vs Perth Scorchers | North Sydney Oval | 12:15PM
Sun 1 Nov | Vs Melbourne Stars | North Sydney Oval | 10:20AM
Sat 7 Nov | Vs Melbourne Renegades | Blacktown Intl Sportspark | 10:00AM
Sun 8 Nov | Vs Sydney Sixers | North Sydney Oval | 1:45PM
Tues 10 Nov | Vs Melbourne Stars | Blacktown Intl Sportspark | 6:30PM
Sat 14 Nov | Vs Adelaide Strikers | Blacktown Intl Sportspark | 10:00AM
Sun 15 Nov | Vs Sydney Sixers | North Sydney Oval | 1:45PM
Sat 21 Nov | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | Melbourne | 10:00AM
Sun 22 Nov | Vs Brisbane Heat | Melbourne | 10:00AM