Sasha Moloney moves to Melbourne Stars ahead of WBBL08

Sasha Moloney played seven seasons for Hurricanes © Getty Images

Tasmania allrounder Sasha Moloney has signed a deal with Melbourne Stars ahead of the eighth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), the club announced on Wednesday (June 8). The 29-year-old represented Hobarat Hurricanes since the inception of the competition playing 74 match across seven seasons.

Moloney scored 451 runs and took 20 wickets through her WBBL career so far and she also led Hurricans during WBBL04.

“I’m really looking forward to spending WBBL08 with the Stars. To play with the likes of Meg Lanning and Annabel Sutherland is a fantastic opportunity and one I couldn’t pass up,” Moloney said.

“I’ve loved my time at the Hurricanes but hopefully I can hit the ground running for the Stars and make an immediate impact with both bat and ball.

Moloney hasn’t had much success with Hurricanes struggling in the tournament over the years. Stars, on the other hand, made it to the final of the WBBL06 where they went down against Sydney Thunder.

“I can’t wait to get started and meet all my new teammates as well as the passionate Stars members and fans,” Moloney added.

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Blair Crouch, Stars general manager, welcomed Moloney to the side and added that her experience and leadership will help the young members of the Stars squad.

“We’re rapt to welcome Sasha to the Stars family for WBBL08. She has been a constant figure for the Hurricanes over her entire career so far and we hope that she can share her leadership and experience with the Stars, especially our young and developing talent among the squad,” Crouch said.

“There’s no better place to play cricket than in Melbourne and we can’t wait for Sasha to experience that on a regular basis. We look forward to announcing the rest of our squad in the coming weeks plus the fixture release, where our fans will get to support the Stars in Victoria for the first time since 2019.”