Lauren Cheatle signs a three-year deal with the Sydney Sixers
However, the signing of Cheatle, remains the first official one of the season for the Sixers.
by Soham Author
Published - Sep 2, 2017 12:23 pm | Updated - Sep 2, 2017 12:23 pm
Lauren Cheatle has signed a fresh three year deal with the Sydney Sixers who are the reigning champions of the Women’s Big Bash League. The move comes as a major hit to her previous team the Sydney Thunder Women who are the local rivals of the Sydney Sixers. With the inking of the new deal, Cheatle becomes the first player to sign a multi-year deal with the sixers which will keep her with the team till the 5th edition of the league.
Cheatle was brilliant in her performances when she donned the jersey of the inaugural champions Sydney Thunders, which caught the eye of the national selectors. She earned herself an opportunity to make her T20 international debut for England at the age of 17 in a home series against India. She broke into the One Day International scene for the country a year later where she got the opportunity to feature in 2 games. However, she was ruled out of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 due to multiple injuries.
What the coach said:
“We are very excited to have secured the services of Lauren for the next 3 seasons,” Sawyer said. “I have been lucky enough to work with Lauren from a young age and it was evident even back then that Lauren was going to be a success in this game.” said Sidney Sixers’ head coach Ben Sawyer.
“Her skill set, but more importantly, her attitude and personality complement the attacking mindset that this squad has developed over the past two seasons. Lauren’s left arm swing bowling is a skill that we were looking to add to our attack and we are excited to see her take it up to opposition batters in WBBL|03.” she added.
All rounder Ashleigh Gardner also committed her involvement with the side despite moving to South Australia for the domestic 50-over games. However, the signing of Cheatle, remains the first official one of the season for the Sixers.