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Thunder announce women's Indigenous XI

21 November 2019

Dharmini Chauhan

Thunder to contest the Indigenous T20 Cup in the first week of December

Sydney Thunder has named its team to contest the upcoming Indigenous T20 Cup against the Sydney Sixers.

The Thunder Indigenous XI, presented by Homestar Finance, will take on the Sixers Indigenous XI at Reg Bartley Oval in Rushcutters Bay in three T20 matches on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December.

After a successful tour to Tasmania last season, the team will be looking for another strong performance in this year’s competition.  

Julie Muir (Wiradjuri) has been a stalwart of the Thunder and New South Wales Indigenous cricket programs for a number of years and is excited about the opportunity for all players to represent their communities in the Indigenous T20 Cup.

“What an amazing opportunity to represent my culture by playing the game I love most alongside my mob,” said Muir.

“Sydney Thunder provides amazing opportunities for Indigenous people to play cricket. We are trying to get more Indigenous young women involved in cricket. I can’t wait to see the next Ashleigh Gardner and Hannah Darlington to play in WBBL.”

Homestar Finance continues their ongoing support of the Thunder Indigenous XI, backing the team for the second straight year of the women’s Indigenous T20 Cup.

“We are proud to continue our support of Indigenous cricket and look forward to seeing the women’s Thunder Indigenous XI compete,” said Homestar Finance Executive Mandy Sly.

“It’s great to see the new talent coming through each year.”

Thunder Indigenous XI, presented by Homestar Finance

Julie Muir (c) | Wiradjuri

Dharmini Chauhan | Wiradjuri

Dimity Parton | Wiradjuri and Gamillaraay

Naomi Woods | Kamilaroi

Veronica Gordon | Wiradjuri

Hannah Darlington* | Kamilaroi

Sara Darney | Wiradjuri

Katarina McEwen | Whailan

Lauren Woods | Kamilaroi

Amali McNeill | Wiradjuri

Final position to be announced.

*Pending WBBL results

For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.