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Sydney Thunder have secured the services of promising all-rounder Olivia Porter for the upcoming Weber WBBL|09 season.
An exciting talent on the rise, the right-arm quick and middle-order bat made 10 appearances for Thunder last summer.
Joining the club as a local replacement player during WBBL|05, the then 18-year-old was called into the squad to replace Pakistan superstar, and current national captain, Nida Dar.
Despite not taking the field the season prior, Porter earned a full contract ahead of WBBL|06 but was forced to sit out the title-winning summer with a stress fracture.
Head of Sydney Thunder, Andrew Gilchrist said he’s looking forward to seeing what Thunder can produce under new head coach, Lisa Keightley.
“We’re really pleased to see Olivia back for the season ahead. She’s a promising talent and a player with great potential.
“Olivia came into our group as an 18-year-old and has been a part of the club for a number of years now. We’ve watched her develop and grow over that time and we’re looking forward to seeing more of what she can do this season.
“Thunder fans should be really excited about the list we’re building under Lisa Keightley. We have great faith in Lisa and what we’re currently building at Thunder.
“We’re excited to see what this group can do come October.”
Thunder will kick off their Weber WBBL|09 season with a bang facing crosstown rivals, the Sydney Sixers, in a must-watch clash at North Sydney Oval on Sunday, October 22.
Tickets for the Weber WBBL|09 season are on sale now.
Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers | North Sydney Oval
Saturday, October 22, 5.25pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades | Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
Thursday, October 26, 3.00pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes | University of Tasmania Stadium
Monday, October 30, 6.10pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades | CitiPower Centre
Wednesday, November 1, 3.00pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars | Casey Fields
Saturday, November 4, 3.00pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat | North Sydney Oval
Monday, November 6, 6.10pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes | Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
Thursday, November 9, 3.00pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars | North Sydney Oval
Friday, November 10, 3.20pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers | CitiPower Centre
Sunday, November 12, 10.10am (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers | Karen Rolton Oval
Wednesday, November 15, 3.30pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers | Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
Saturday, November 18, 3.00pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers | Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
Tuesday, November 21, 3.00pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat | Adelaide Oval
Friday, November 24, 3.40pm (AEDT)
Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers | Sydney Cricket Ground
Sunday, November 26, 1.40pm (AEDT)