Australian cricketer Megan Schutt marries partner Jess Holyoake
Megan Schutt married her long-time partner Jess Holyoake on March 31, 2019.
Updated - Mar 31, 2019 8:59 pm
Australia’s women cricketer Megan Schutt married her long-time partner Jess Holyoake on March 31, 2019. Schutt is one of the best fast bowlers in the world of women’s cricket and is currently ranked as the no.1 ranked in ICC Women’s T20I rankings. 26-year-old Megan Schutt has played 51 ODIs and 47 T20Is for the Aussies picking 75 and 57 wickets respectively and is also in the fourth spot in the ODI players ranking for bowlers.
Schutt is one of the most outspoken players about the cricket policies in Australia for women and is currently engaged with Cricket Australia on improving their management. The duo decided to get married after the Australian government passed a bill making same-sex marriages legal in the country in 2018 and Megan Schutt, had celebrated the ‘Yes’ vote with a post on social media as well.
“I know it’s a long time coming, but to be involved in those conversations, to have input to say, ‘That could possibly affect me in the future’, is really cool and I’m not sure everyone has had that in the past,” she had said.
Megan Schutt and Jess Holyoake
Schutt had won the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2013 with Australia and had picked 15 wickets at an economy of 4.13. In March 2018, during the 2017–18 Women’s Tri-Nation Series in India, Schutt became the first bowler for Australia woman to take a hat-trick in WT20Is.
Megan Schutt took to Twitter to announce the news of her marriage and termed it the best day of her life and something that completes her.
Best day of my life. My heart is so full. I am a lucky woman ❤️ Mrs and Mrs Schutt 💁🏼 #Scholyoakewedding #loveislove #morephotostocome
📷 – Brody Grogan Photography
🎥 – @CurtisBrownjohn pic.twitter.com/RHjMQzA8ZV
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) March 31, 2019
Schutt follows the footsteps of South African captain Dane van Niekerk, who married her teammate Marizanne Kapp in 2018 and New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu, who got married in 2017.