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Hunt pens two year deal in blue

21 July 2022

Henry Hunt, one of the rising stars of Australian cricket, will be an Adelaide Striker for at least the next two summers.

Since making his BBL debut as a Strikers replacement player last season, Hunt has captained South Australia in both four and one-day cricket, been named Sheffield Shield Player of the Year, awarded the Neil Dansie Medal and scored match-winning runs on the subcontinent with Australia A.

Hunt is thrilled to pen BBL|12 dates into his already packed summer calendar, with the electric Adelaide Oval atmosphere front of mind:

“I am really happy to have signed with the Strikers for the next two seasons. I loved being with the group last summer and am looking forward to getting back into the BBL.

“To play at Adelaide Oval is something I never take for granted – it is an amazing place to play cricket and we’re all excited to put on a show for the fans this year.”


Head Coach Jason Gillespie is equally thrilled to have Hunt’s name returning to the whiteboard:


“Absolutely delighted that Hunty is back at the Strikers. He got a taste of Big Bash cricket last summer and we thought he handled the occasions really well.

 

"It is still early days in his career, and it is a fantastic opportunity for his development, and we look forward to having him for many years to come.

“He has had a taste of captaincy, a taste of international cricket and this is another exciting piece of the puzzle for Henry to continue taking his game to another level.

 

"Henry brings so much to the table, not just on field with the bat and in the field, but also with his work ethic.”

Signing on the dotted line for the Strikers comes on the back of a maiden Neil Dansie Medal for Hunt, built on the back of a prolific 2021/22 season in State cricket.

 

A trio of first-class centuries saw the 25-year-old finish the summer second in the country for Shield runs scored. Hunt also made his One-Day Cup debut, opening the batting at Adelaide Oval alongside Alex Carey and tallying 61 in a brilliant partnership of 159.

 

In Sri Lanka, Hunt laid the foundation for an improbable triumph on the final day as Australia A chased down 367 on a tricky surface, in large part made possible by Hunt’s seventh first-class century.