Hurricanes re-sign Rachel Priest for WBBL07

Rachel Priest
Rachel Priest

Experienced New Zealand international Rachel Priest has re-signed for the Hobart Hurricanes.

The 36-year-old was the Hurricanes' most dangerous weapon in WBBL06, compiling 354 runs to win the club's player of the season.

Priest boasts the highest-ever score by a women's Hurricane - a 63-ball 92 not out against Sydney Sixers last season - and is the first of three international signings for Salliann Beams' team.

Priest said she believed the Hurricanes had the talent to end a string of poor WBBL campaigns this season.

"I'm really excited about getting out there for another WBBL season as a part of the Hurricanes group," Priest said.

"We were obviously disappointed with where we finished last year, but there were some really good moments in there too.

"With the team and the program Sall has been building both on and off-field, I really think we can show a considerable improvement this season."

SQUAD TO DATE

  • Rachel Priest, Maisy Gibson, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck.
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