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Thunder win back-to-back Indigenous T20 Cups

04 December 2018

Sydney Thunder Women's Indigenous XI

Thunder beat Hurricanes 3-2 in five-game series

Sydney Thunder’s Indigenous XI sides, proudly supported by Homestar Finance, have won a five-game series against the Hobart Hurricanes’ Indigenous XI and Pathways XI to retain the Indigenous XI T20 Cup.

Taking place in Tasmania from 29-30 November, the series was reduced to best of five games after the first game of the women’s fixture was cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.

Mikayla Hinkley, who has played for both the Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers in the WBBL, starred with the bat and ball, scoring 52* in the first game and picking up 3-6 in the second game.

Men’s captain Tyran Liddiard bounced back from two disappointing innings (0 and 14) to smash 69* and lift his team to the winning total of 2-175 in the series decider.

“It’s an amazing feeling. We didn’t have the greatest of days yesterday but we came out strong today and pulled through. It’s a pretty proud feeling to be able to bring the trophy back to Sydney,” said Liddiard after the final game.

“Yesterday personally I didn’t do very well but today I scored 69 and batted through the 20 (overs). It might not seem like much but I knew that my role was to bat the 20 so we had someone set for the innings.

“We’re all here playing for Sydney and our mobs and our family so I’m very happy to be able to take the trophy back after a few tough days of cricket.”

Sydney Thunder Men's Indigenous XI
Sydney Thunder Men's Indigenous XI

The tour to Tasmania also featured a traditional smoking ceremony at Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Last season Thunder’s Indigenous side beat the Hurricanes in a three-game series in Orange and also recorded a six-wicket victory over Kenya Under 19’s.


Match Results

Game 1 (Men) – Hurricanes 8/125 (Dellow 4/20) def Thunder 5/124 (Smith 48)

Game 2 (Women) – Thunder 2/110 (Hinkley 52*) def Hurricanes 6/107 (Coulson 2/12)

Game 3 (Men) – Hurricanes 2/137 (Davis 1/21) def Thunder 7/134 (Fenning 41)

Game 4 (Women) – Thunder 10/123 (Astley 22) def Hurricanes 10/83 (Hinkley 3/6)

Game 5 (Men) – Thunder 2/175 (Liddiard 69*) def Hurricanes 8/155 (Steadman 2/27)

View the full scorecards HERE.  


Sydney Thunder Women's Indigenous Side

Hannah Darlington (C) Kamilaroi

Julie Muir Wiradjuri

Dharmini Chauhan Wiradjuri

Anika Learoyd Gumbaynggir

Jemma Astley Wannarua

Zoe Fleming Kamilaroi

Naomi Woods Kamilaroi

Taylor Ling Plangermaireener

Christina Coulson Unknown

Mikayla Hinkley Kunja

Roxsanne Van-Veen Gundungurra

Dimity Parton Wiradjuri/Yuwaalaraay

Madison Greenhalgh Biripi


Sydney Thunder Men's Indigenous Side

Tyran Liddiard (C) Biripi

Adam Burton Kamilaroi

Rohan Davis Kamilaroi

Nathaniel Jones Eora

Yarran Fair-Townsend Kamilaroi/Biripi

Raymond Steadman Worimi Ngemba

Brendan Smith Dunghutti

Daniel Dellow Wiradjuri

James Whiting Wiradjuri

Luke Jones Eora

Ryan Fenning Wiradjuri

Aaron Kelly-Parsons Dunghutti

Marty Jeffrey Wiradjur