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Scorchers Reveal Final Signing For WBBL Season

01 December 2017

Thamsyn Newton is the Perth Scorchers new signing for the upcoming WBBL season // Ashley Storey

The Perth Scorchers have today announced New Zealander Thamsyn Newton as the Club’s final signing for the 2017-18 Rebel Women’s Big Bash League season.

Newton has been signed as a replacement player for the injured Meg Lanning, with the Scorchers seeking and receiving approval from the League Technical Committee.

Newton started her career as a right-arm medium pacer, playing for Wellington Blaze in the State League. 

The 22-year-old made her debut for New Zealand in a T20I game against Sri Lanka and recorded the second best bowling figures for a New Zealand woman when she picked up 5-31 last year against Pakistan.

“I’m excited and nervous about getting amongst the team,” Newton said.

“I haven’t had much experience playing in Australia so I am looking forward to learning as much as I can. 

“I was attracted to playing for the Scorchers because I definitely want to don some orange, but I also have some family over here. 

“The Scorchers have had a quite a bit of success in the WBBL, so it will be great to get amongst their environment and see how they run things.”