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Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes
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CaptainAustralia Matthew Wade
CoachAustralia Adam Griffith
Team information
Colours     Purple
Home groundBellerive Oval
York Park
BBL wins0 (Runners Up 2)
Official website:Official Website
2018-19 Hobart Hurricanes season

The Hobart Hurricanes are an Australian professional men's T20 cricket team based in Tasmania, Australia. They compete in Australia's domestic T20 cricket competition known as The Big Bash League, which is a league where many international players compete. Their team represents Hobart. The Hurricanes play their home matches at Blundstone Arena.[1] The Hurricanes wear a purple cricket uniform.[2]


Inaugural season

Perth Scorchers taking on Hobart Hurricanes at #TheFurnace in 2011

The Hobart Hurricanes's inaugural coach was Allister de Winter[3] and their inaugural captain was Tim Paine.

The Hobart Hurricanes made a bright start to the inaugural Big Bash League season in 2011/12, winning their first game at the WACA Ground against the Perth Scorchers, making 140 before bowling out the Scorchers for 109, with the performance of fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus resulting in his selection for the annual Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the Hurricanes' second match they faced fancied favourites Sydney Sixers before inflicting a 42-run defeat on the Sixers at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Rana Naved-ul-hasan was the leading wicket taker in Big Bash League 2011-12, taking 15 wickets for the Hurricanes.[4]

Other Seasons

The Hurricanes played a total of 8 games in the 2012-13 Big Bash League. They ended up losing 4 and winning the same the number of games. They finished the tournament in 6th position out of 8 teams. The Hurricanes qualified for the semi finals in 2013-14 Big Bash by just 1 point ahead of Brisbane Heat. They won the semi final against the Stars. They were outclassed by Perth Scorchers in the final by 39 runs. They finished as the runners-up, their best position so far. Ben Dunk was named the Man of the Tournament with 395 runs and Jonathan Wells was the young gun of the tournament. They only won 3 games in the 2014-15 season and ended up 5th on the table.

In July 2018, they were one of the six teams invited to play in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, scheduled to start in October 2018.[5]

Year-By Year Record

Year Finishing Position Finals
BBL01 2nd Semi Final loss
BBL02 6th DNQ
BBL03 4th Runners Up
BBL04 5th DNQ
BBL05 7th DNQ
BBL06 7th DNQ
BBL07 4th Runners Up
BBL08 1st Semi Final loss


Years Kit Manufacturers Chest Sponsor Breast Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
BBL01 KooGa PKF Blundstone No Sponsor
BBL02 Discover Tasmania
BBL03 Blundstone The Smith Family
BBL04 Majestic Athletic Zap Fitness Blundstone
BBL05 Chemist Warehouse MyState
BBL06 Hotels Combined
BBL07 Tassal
BBL08 Cadbury MyState
  • In BBL07, Tassal appeared as the chest sponsor for home games, while MyState appeared as the chest sponsor for away games.
  • The Hurricanes, along with a number of other BBL teams, introduced a sleeve sponsor for BBL08

Team Song

The Hurricanes were the first BBL franchise to have their own team song, the lyrics of which were written by Tim Paine performed to the tune of When Johnny Comes Marching Home. The lyrics to the song (as of BBL06) are as follows:[6]

The purple army's on the march again, again.
The purple army's on the march again, again.
We bat, we bowl, we take control,
We play the game with guts and soul
The purple army's on the march again.
The Hurricanes have won the game again, again.
The Hurricanes have won the game again, again.
We'll knock 'em down, we'll win the fight.
We'll sing our victory song tonight.
The Hurricanes have won the game again, again!

The song's original second verse, prior to BBL06, made reference to the now defunct T20 Champions League:

The Hurricanes have won the game again, again.
The Hurricanes have won the game again, again.
The champion's league is in our sight,
We'll knock 'em down and win the fight.
The Hurricanes have won the game again, again!

The team also uses the song Rock You Like a Hurricane to lead the team onto the field, and Hurricane by Australian band Faker the anthem for team mascot Captain Hurricane.


Hobart hold a number of batting records in the Big Bash competition. As of January 2017, Hobart hold the highest team score in the competition's history with 8/223. They also co-hold the third and fourth highest scores of 211 and 209. On top of this, the team hold the four highest run chases in Big Bash history.

D'Arcy Short's unbeaten 122 off 69 balls against the Brisbane Heat in January 2018 is the highest individual score in BBL history, while Ben McDermott's score of 114 against the Melbourne Renegades in January 2017 is the third highest individual score in the competition's history, whilst the competition's leading wicket taker Ben Laughlin spent the first three seasons of the competition in Hurricane's colours before moving to the Adelaide Strikers.

In 2017-18, D'Arcy Short broke the competition record for the most individual runs in a season, scoring 465 runs in the first seven games of the season. The record broke Shaun Marsh's previous record of 412 runs in less games than Marsh's BBL02 record.[7] In an extended season, Short scored 572 runs at 57.32, and was named player of the tournament.

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
26 Tom Cooper Australia Netherlands (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off spin Australian born- dual citizenship, Vice captain, International Cap
13 Matthew Wade Australia (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium Captain & International Cap
Pace bowlers
Spin bowlers
23 Liam Bowe Australia (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Left arm chinaman
19 Michael Beer Australia (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Left arm orthodox International Cap
32 Qais Ahmad Afghanistan (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg-break Overseas Player


Name Span Matches Win Loss Nr
Xavier Doherty 2011-2014 9 5 4 0
George Bailey 2012 - 2018 29 14 14 1
Tim Paine 2013-2017 29 12 17 0
Matthew Wade 2018- 15 10 5 0




International Players

See also


  1. ^ Cricket Tasmania (n.d), Ground History, Cricket Tasmania, retrieved 12 October 2013, <"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)>
  2. ^ "New Twenty20 Big Bash league to feature teams in pink, orange and purple as tradition is abandoned". Fox Sports (Australia). 6 April 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Allister de Winter coach of Hobart Hurricanes
  4. ^ http://blogs.bettor.com/Derbyshire-sign-Rana-Naveed-for-2012-season-Cricket-News-Update-a129445
  5. ^ "Abu Dhabi to host teams from six countries in T20 tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.hobarthurricanes.com.au/video/hurricanes-team-song/2014-01-07
  7. ^ https://www.cricket.com.au/news/darcy-short-breaks-bbl-record-most-runs-hobart-hurricanes-brisbane-heat/2018-01-15

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