The Sydney Thunder (WBBL) are an Australian women’s Twenty20 cricket team based in Sydney Olympic ParkNew South Wales. They are one of two teams from Sydney to compete in the Women’s Big Bash League, the other being the Sydney Sixers. The Thunder have claimed one WBBL title, winning the league’s inaugural championship.


One of eight founding WBBL teams, the Sydney Thunder are aligned with the men’s team of the same name. At the official WBBL launch on 10 July 2015, Rene Farrell was unveiled as the team’s first-ever player signing. Joanne Broadbent was appointed as inaugural coach, while Alex Blackwell became the inaugural captain.

The Thunder played their first game on 6 December against the Sydney Sixers at Howell Oval in Penrith, winning by nine wickets with 40 balls remaining.

Season Summaries

SeasonW–LPos.FinalsCaptainMost RunsMost WicketsMost Valuable Player
2015–169–5*1st*CAlex BlackwellAlex Blackwell – 410Rene Farrell – 26*Stafanie Taylor
2016–176–76thDNQAlex BlackwellAlex Blackwell – 386Nicola Carey – 14Harmanpreet Kaur
2017–1810–4^2ndSFAlex BlackwellRachael Haynes – 426CareyFarrell – 17Rachael Haynes
2018–199–42ndSFAlex BlackwellRachael Haynes – 376Stafanie Taylor – 19Rachel Priest
2019–205–86thDNQRachael HaynesAlex Blackwell – 317Hannah Darlington – 16Hannah Darlington

Home Grounds

VenueGames hosted by season
Bankstown Oval112
Blacktown ISP411410
Drummoyne Oval1225
Howell Oval1214
Hurstville Oval22
Lavington Sports Ground112
Manuka Oval1113
North Dalton Park11
North Sydney Oval121116
Robertson Oval22
Sydney Showground Stadium11349
University Oval No. 111


No.NameBatting StyleBowling StyleGRSRWECS
91Tammy BeaumontRight-handed88177.141
15Rachael HaynesLeft-handedLeft-arm medium8117107.332
4Anika LearoydRight-handedRight-arm leg spin2
36Phoebe LitchfieldLeft-handed64779.667
8Rachel TrenamanRight-handedRight-arm leg spin811786.6619.661
23Saskia HorleyRight-handedLeft-arm orthodox
58Sammy-Jo JohnsonRight-handedRight-arm medium fast845128.5797.602
5Heather KnightRight-handedRight-arm off spin8251129.3885.901
33Kate PetersonRight-handedRight-arm medium fast10
14Olivia PorterRight-handedRight-arm medium
21Tahlia WilsonRight-handed82692.8514
34Samantha BatesRight-handedLeft-arm orthodox800.00114.502
25Hannah DarlingtonRight-handedRight-arm medium fast614107.6927.001
89Shabnim IsmailLeft-handedRight-arm fast800.0045.734
2Lauren SmithRight-handedRight-arm off spin828155.5566.173
Gabby SutcliffeRight-handedRight-arm medium10

WBBL Table

PosTeam[ vte ]PldWLNRPtsNRR
1Melbourne Stars14833190.965
2Brisbane Heat14842180.543
3Sydney Thunder14752160.344
4Perth Scorchers14662140.355
5Sydney Sixers1466214−0.084
6Adelaide Strikers14671130.135
7Melbourne Renegades1448210−1.008
8Hobart Hurricanes143928−1.143


Team stats

Adelaide Strikers9450044.44
Brisbane Heat11560045.45
Hobart Hurricanes9720077.78
Melbourne Renegades10820080.00
Melbourne Stars10720177.78
Perth Scorchers12570041.67
Sydney Sixers11560045.45
  • Highest score in an innings: 6/200 (20 overs) vs Melbourne Renegades, 9 December 2017
  • Highest successful chase: 4/156 (17.2 overs) vs Hobart Hurricanes, 21 December 2018
  • Lowest successful defence: 9/104 (20 overs) vs Melbourne Stars, 17 January 2016
  • Largest victory:
  • Longest winning streak: 5 matches
  • Longest losing streak: 6 matches

Individual stats

Individual awards


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