Two women cricketers from New Zealand and Australia tied the knot
- In New Zealand, homosexual marriage has been legal since 2013, 19 August
- Hayley Jensen and Nicola Hancock appeared together for Melbourne franchises in the Women's Big Bash League
Hayley Jensen, New Zealand woman cricketer got married to uncapped Australian Nicola Hancock during last weekend. The all-rounder Hayley Jensen, who played for the Melbourne Stars in the first two editions of the Big Bash Women's League, moved to the Melbourne Renegades for the third edition. Whereas, Nicola Hancock still continues to represent the 'Team Green' in the Australian T20 league. Melbourne Stars went on Twitter to announce the wedding and posted a beautiful photo of the ceremony. The photo was captioned "From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend!".
Two women cricketers got married, Hayley Jensen and Nicola Hancock, New Zealand, Australia, cricket, South AfricaFrom #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend! 💍 pic.twitter.com/QvWb7Ue0Qx— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) April 18, 2019
Jensen, who won the Una Paisley medal as the best player in the Victoria Women's Premier Cricket competition which was held in the 2017/18 season, made her international debut for the White Ferns in 2014 and became the first ever woman to achieve a century for the Melbourne Cricket Club when she hit 122 against Prahran in March 2015.
Whereas, Hancock finalized the last edition of Women's BBL as the Melbourne Stars second best wicket taker with 13 wickets from 14 matches with an average of 19.92 and the best figures of 4/22 against the Sydney Sixers that helped the team to win by seven wickets.
In New Zealand, homosexual marriage is legalised since August 19, 2013.
Last year, the captain of the South African women's cricket team, Dane van Niekerk, and her teammate Marizanne Kapp got married. They were the second couple among current international cricketers after the pair of Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu of New Zealand were married.