Thursday, January 26, 2023

Hobart Hurricanes: Tremain joins the ‘Cane train

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The Hobart Hurricanes are excited to announce Chris Tremain as their latest signing for BBL|12.

The 31-year-old right arm pace bowler brings a wealth of experience to the Hurricanes line-up, having been involved with the Big Bash since BBL|02.  Tremain will help bolster the Hurricanes pace bowling stocks, which unfortunately took a depleting hit on several occasions throughout BBL|11 due to injury.

A product of Yeoval in Central West New South Wales, Tremain began his BBL career at the Sydney Thunder, before heading sound to the Melbourne Renegades in 2014.  After five years at the Renegades – culminating in a thrilling performance in the BBL|08 Final, where Tremain took two wickets in his side’s 13-run victory – Tremain returned to the Thunder in 2019, before making the trip over Bass Strait to join the Hurricanes.

To date, Tremain has 41 BBL wickets from 49 games played, at an average of 33.39 and economy of 8.14.  His best figures of 3-9 came in that same successful season for the Renegades, annihilating the Perth Scorchers at home in a Player of the Match-winning performance.

Although having limited opportunities with the bat, Tremain is also no slouch when he gets an opportunity down the order, with an average strike rate of 117.65.

Tremain said he was looking forward to learning from a new environment when joining the Hurricanes.

“I’m really looking forward to wearing purple this year,” Tremain said.

“When you’ve got names like Ricky Ponting, Jeff Vaughan, Darren Berry and James Hopes involved in a team and they ask if you want to be a part of it, it’s a pretty enticing proposition.

“The Hurricanes obviously have a really strong bowling group so I think there’ll be strong competition for spots, but that is only going to make us more competitive both as individuals and as a team unit.”

Tremain joins Asif Ali (o/s), Faheem Ashraf (o/s), Tim David, Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Caleb Jewell, Shadab Khan (o/s), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake and Matthew Wade as Hurricanes currently signed for BBL|12.

Memberships for the upcoming season are still available for sale – join the Purple Army here!

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