New Zealand woman cricketer Hayley Jensen forced world to sit up and take note when she tied the knot with uncapped Australian Nicola Hancock last weekend.
This is not the first incident women criker marrying amongst themselves. Last year, South Africa women’s cricket team captain Dane van Niekerk and teammate Marizanne Kapp tied the knot.
Van Niekerk and Kapp were the second couples among current international cricketers after New Zealand pair of Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu to get married earlier. This will be the third such marriage.
All-rounder Hayley Jensen, who played for Melbourne Stars in the first two editions of Women’s Big Bash League, made the move cross-town to the Melbourne Renegades for the third edition.
On the other hand, Nicola Hancock still continues to represent ‘Team Green’ in the Australian T20 league. Melbourne Stars took to Twitter to announce the wedding and posted a beautiful picture from the ceremony.
“From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend!” the picture was captioned.
Same-sex marriage in New Zealand has been legal since 19 August 2013.
A bill for legalization was passed by the New Zealand House of Representatives on 17 April 2013 by 77 votes to 44 and received royal assent on 19 April.
Hard hitting Jensen made her international debut for the White Ferns in 2014 and became the first ever female to score a century for the Melbourne Cricket Club when she struck 122 against Prahran in March 2015.
On the other hand, her partner Hancock ended the latest edition of Women’s BBL as Melbourne Stars’ second-highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets from 14 matches at an average of 19.92 and best figures of 4/22 against the Sydney Sixers that helped her team win by seven wickets.