After a ripper 2021 season, the Sydney Thunder Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) run has come to an end. Chamberlain was watching along with each match, and we witnessed some exciting individual milestones, thrilling team wins, and a true display of team camaraderie.
After a challenging season due to covid restrictions, and many players having to play away from their loved ones, the team showed off some serious skills on the pitch and achieved some outstanding team highlights.
Chamberlain supports the WBBL for a second year running
Chamberlain is proud to be an official partner of the Sydney Thunder WBBL team for the second year running. With a passion for helping Aussie families, Chamberlain is here to support the growth and development of cricket in Australia.
Grant Emanuel, Marketing Director at Chamberlain Group, was watching along with the whole Chamberlin team and was proud to see the Chamberlain logo front and centre on the team’s jerseys.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the Sydney Thunder team in what was an exciting and eventful season for the players. It was wonderful to support the team for another year, and the partnership has been a great fit with our passion for helping families and the local community to stay safe and to have fun together.
“I’ll certainly miss seeing the Chamberlain logo on the lime green jerseys each week!”
Here are some of our favourite Sydney Thunder highlights from the 2021 season.
Phoebe dominated on and off the field
Phoebe Litchfield had a seriously impressive 2021. At just 18-years-old, playing her second season of professional cricket, Phoebe was named Weber WBBL|07’s ‘Young Gun’.
The award is given to the best player under the age of 21. The recipient is selected by Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel.
All the while, Phoebe was juggling her NSW Higher School Certificate studies and exams. What an achievement!
Team skipper named in ‘Team of the Season’
Hannah Darlington had an outstanding year for the Thunder. At only 19 years of age, the talented teen rounded out the season as the squad’s leading bowler with 16 wickets at 20.75.
Hannah’s terrific efforts didn’t go unnoticed. A selection panel named her in the WBBL|07 Team of the Season – a remarkable accolade for any athlete, particularly at such a young age.
Smriti rewrote the record books
Smriti Mandhana played the match of a lifetime with an unbeaten century against the Melbourne Renegades. Smriti blasted her way to 114 not out from 64 balls in pursuit of the opposition’s 4-175. This equalled the highest individual score in WBBL history!
Smriti also became the first Indian to hit a Big Bash century in the process. What a display of mental and physical endurance!
Congratulations to the Sydney Thunder WBBL team for bringing their all to the 2021 season – on and off the field. We look forward to seeing you hit a six again next year!
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