Cricketer Sara Darney was a part of the Women’s Indigenous T20 Cup held earlier this month. The cup was held between the indigenous women teams of Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.
Sara Darney, who hails from Wellington was selected to be a part of this tournament. She was part of team Sydney Thunder. Three matches were conducted between the Thunder Indigenous XI and Sixers Indigenous XI. Darney had remained not out on 61 in the third game. It was a close match as the score difference between the two sides was only of one run.
Thunder Indigenous XI had won all the matches against their Sydney counterparts. Sara Darney had struck a half-century to help Thunder win the third game.
As reported by Wellington Times, the cricketers who took part in the indigenous cup were also invited to meet the actors of the Australian stage play ‘Black Cockatoo’. This is a sports-based play that features the Australian Aboriginal cricket tour of the United Kingdom held in 1868. The 1868 team was the first Australian sporting team of any kind to tour overseas.
As reported by Cricket NSW, Christina Coulson, who played for Sixers Indigenous XI, said that it was a great experience meeting the actors and writers of the Black Cockatoo play.
In 2018, Coulson was part of the 150-year 1868 Pioneer commemorative tour of the UK alongside other NSW players.
“Personally it was nice to have that connection and to be able to pass on some of the things we learned about the original tour while in the UK,” Coulson told Cricket NSW.