Sydney Thunder WBBL squad strengthened by the resigning of Southern Stars trio

Resigned Stars: The Sydney Thunder WBBL side has resigned Nicola Carey, Lauren Cheatle and Naomi Stalenberg for the second edition of the tournament. Picture: Ian Bird Photography

Resigned Stars: The Sydney Thunder WBBL side has resigned Nicola Carey, Lauren Cheatle and Naomi Stalenberg for the second edition of the tournament. Picture: Ian Bird Photography

The Sydney Thunder have resigned trio Nicola Carey, Lauren Cheatle and Naomi Stalenberg for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL02) season.

After impressing in last season’s WBBL01, the trio all made their Southern Stars debut’s in 2016.

Carey, who was an injury replacement for the T20 World Cup in India, said she was keen to push her case for international selection.

“I’m really excited to be part of Sydney Thunder for WBBL02,” the 23-year old Carey said.

“I’m looking forward to hopefully scoring plenty of runs and taking wickets to push my case for international selection.”

The all-rounder had an excellent WBBL01, scoring 168 runs and taking 16 wickets in 16 matches.

Teenage bowler Cheatle was another standout last season, booking her place to India with 18 wickets in the first edition of the WBBL.

“Last season with the Thunder really helped me develop as a player,” the 17-year old said. 

“Having the opportunity to train and play alongside the likes of Alex Blackwell and Rene Farrell was something I really enjoyed.”

Blacktown-born Naomi Stalenberg, who made her international debut in January against India, said winning the first WBBL was an amazing experience.

“I’m a loyal person so it’s going to take a lot for me to leave the team,” she said.

“The WBBL gave me the chance to bat up the order and it helped get my name out there and really helped me get into the Australian side.”

The Sydney Thunder will open their campaign against the Melbourne Stars at North Sydney Oval on 10 December.

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