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Special touch added to Thunder uniform

22 October 2020

Playing shirts to feature Walkabout Wickets artwork throughout WBBL|06

Sydney Thunder’s uniform for WBBL|06 will feature the Walkabout Wickets artwork created by Aboriginal artist Aunty Fiona Clarke.

Walkabout Wickets was painted by Clarke ahead of the 2016 Boxing Day Test to commemorate the anniversary of an iconic match featuring an Aboriginal XI at the MCG 150 years earlier.

Clarke’s great-great-grandfather was one of the pioneering Aboriginal players who toured England for a series of matches in 1868, a group of brave men who defied the social norms of the time – and a treacherous journey to the other side of the world – to become the first-ever Australian sporting team to play abroad.

Their remarkable tour of the UK was re-traced in 2018 by Australia’s modern-day Indigenous players, including Thunder’s own Hannah Darlington.

Walkabout Wickets is a tribute to those pioneering cricketers of 150 years ago and acknowledges the long relationship Australia’s First Nations peoples have had with cricket.

Check out the video below for an insight into Thunder’s special shirt presentation at an Indigenous meeting place, the Muramar Healing Space in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

Sydney Thunder is set to open its WBBL|06 season with a blockbuster Sydney Smash against crosstown rivals the Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval on 25 October.

Sydney Thunder WBBL|06 Tickets

Sunday 25 October | Vs Sydney Sixers | North Sydney Oval | 1:45PM

Saturday 31 October | Vs Adelaide Strikers | Sydney Showground Stadium | 12:15PM

Sunday 1 November | Vs Brisbane Heat | Sydney Showground Stadium | 10:20AM

Wednesday 4 November | Vs Perth Scorchers | Blacktown International Sportspark | 2:30PM

Wednesday 11 November | Vs Brisbane Heat | Blacktown International Sportspark | 7:05PM

Saturday 14 November | Vs Melbourne Stars | Sydney Showground Stadium | 7:05PM

Sunday 15 November | Vs Perth Scorchers | Sydney Showground Stadium | 10:20AM

Wednesday 18 November | Vs Sydney Sixers | Blacktown International Sportspark | 7:05PM

Sydney Thunder Memberships

Members of the Thunder Nation will get free entry to crowd-friendly Thunder WBBL|06 matches.

Memberships start from $40 and offer access to a host of new benefits and exclusive discounts. View all packages here.

For more information or to join the Thunder Nation, please contact our Membership Team on 02 8302 6092.