Australia’s Nicola Hancock and New Zealand’s Hayley Jensen enter the wedlock
The Stars Twitter handle wished the newly-wed couple.
Updated - Apr 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Hayley Jensen, the New Zealand women’s cricketer, and Nicola Hancock, the uncapped Australia women’s cricketer, recently tied the knots. The ceremony took place last weekend and the two players would’ve been ecstatic after pledging each other’s troth. The Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rules have been legal in New Zealand since August 19, 2013.
A bill of legislation was passed by the New Zealand House of representatives on April 2013 by 77 votes to 44 and was granted with royal assent on April 19. On December 9, 2017, the same was legalized in Australia as well. After the passage of the law, a survey was conducted through postal in which 61.6 per cent of the respondents came out in the favour of same-sex marriage.
As far as the players in the discussion are concerned, even as Jensen made her debut for the White Ferns way back on February 22, 2014, Hancock is straining in the domestic circuit, though at the age of 23, she hasn’t run out of time by any stretch of the imagination. Jensen has represented her nation in 8 ODIs and 20 T20Is in which he has notched seven and 13 wickets respectively.
Stars wish the newly-married couple
Hancock was a part of this edition’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) where she plied her trade for the Melbourne Stars (MS). The Victoria-born was one of their star bowlers as she ended the tournament as the Star’s second-highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets from 14 matches at an average of 19.92 and best figures of 4/22 against the Sydney Sixers that helped her team win by seven wickets.
On the other hand, Jensen’s latest cricketing assignment was against Australia Women where she ended with three wickets in as many matches. Jensen is set to join the likes of Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu, who got married in March 2017 after getting engaged in 2014. In the meantime, the official Twitter handle of the Stars wished their bowler Hancock and also Jensen a happy married life.
Here is the tweet
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) April 18, 2019