Sunrisers are delighted to finalise the overseas signing of Saskia Horley for part of the 2023 season.
Scottish international Horley arrives from New South Wales on a contract which will see her eligible to feature in the side’s first five Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy fixtures.
Despite representing Scotland, she qualifies as an overseas player having been born and raised in Australia. She made her Scotland debut in September 2022, featuring alongside new Sunrisers team-mate Abtaha Maqsood.
Horley, 23, enjoyed a stint with Middlesex last summer, before going on to score a fifty on her international debut and earning a call up into the Sydney Thunder WBBL squad. She then enjoyed a successful winter with New South Wales, whilst playing her club cricket for Manly CC, alongside Sunrisers captain Kelly Castle, in Sydney.
Over the 2021-22 winter with Manly – Horley scored 646 runs at an average of 92.29 to claim the Women's NSW Premier Cricket Player of the Year award, and has followed that up with an average of 85.5 this year, including an unbeaten century. She will come in to provide an extra option at the top of the order.
Horley said: “I’m very thankful to the Sunrisers for giving me this opportunity to further my career and I’m really excited to get around a new group of talented girls.
Hopefully I can share my own knowledge to make myself and the team better and I know that the Sunrisers will work closely with our High Performance staff at Cricket NSW to make sure my transition to their team and back again is a success”
Andy Tennant, Sunrisers Head Coach, commented: “We are really excited to welcome Saskia to Sunrisers. She settled into international cricket really nicely at the back end of last summer, and has been in good form over the winter in Australia. Our thanks go to New South Wales for their support with this.”
Saskia will wear shirt number 32. Please join us in welcoming Saskia to the Club!