17-years-old Hannah Darlington joins Sydney Thunder for WBBL05

Most year 12 students are often stressed overpassing their HSC however this 17-years old girl, Hannah Darlington is prepared to take on her tests and her growing cricket profession. The Camden Campbelltown Ghosts player has re-marked with the Sydney Thunder. Darlington, a promising all-rounder, has marked on for the up and coming Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) season. A noteworthy year has seen the gifted high schooler lead Thunder’s Indigenous XI in Tasmania and skipper NSW Metro to triumph in the Under 18 Female National Championships One-Day Final. She was granted Player of the Final subsequent to scoring 50 years and taking 1/24. Darlington was additionally the main alumni of the Thunder WBBL Academy.

Hannah Darlington
Hannah Darlington with children at Barnardos Australia’s Auburn Centre. Pic Credits

“I’ve enjoyed it so much,” Hannah said to Kayla Osborne. 

“Having that experience at such a young age to play in a high-level environment has been really amazing.

“I’ve always looked up to Alex Blackwell, I said that in my first Thunder interview and it still carries through, and Rachael Haynes being the vice-captain of Australia, you can’t get that experience anywhere else”.

“They play such a big role in the leadership of our team and they’re always providing advice when needed so I’m just soaking up as much as I can from them.”

The 17-year-old is seeking after an opportunity to make her Big Bash debut this season.

“As soon as I got the call that I was going to be re-signed, that was the first thing that came to mind, that this year’s the year I want to walk out there,” Darlington said.

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“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to debut, but if not, I think just being around the squad is invaluable.”

Darlington toured the Auburn Center in Barnardos Australia to play cricket activities with disadvantaged kids. Sydney Thunder has affirmed its association with Barnados ahead of the pack up to the new season.

“The kids there are amazing. What they go through is something that no one ever should, but the facilities here are amazing,” Darlington said.

“These kids are so full of life and to bring cricket to them and let them experience it, I think they really enjoyed it and so did I.

“They definitely put a smile on my face.”

Sydney Thunder will work nearby Barnardos Australia all through WBBL|05 to help their Gifts for Kids Christmas requests. Fans will be urged to bring toys to each WBBL home match to help give blessings to kids deprived over the Thunder Nation. Assets raised from the HomeWorld 50-50 Charity Raffle will likewise be coordinated towards guaranteeing that those in need can share in the bubbly season. Sydney Thunder is set to open the first-ever independent WBBL season with a broadcast blockbuster coordinate against the Sydney Sixers under lights at North Sydney Oval on Friday, October 18.

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