Two women cricketers, Hayley Jensen from New Zealand and Nicola Hancock from Australia got married recently. 26-year-old Hayley who is an all-rounder tied the knot with uncapped Australian Nicola in a wedding ceremony last week. Hayley 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, 23-year-old Nicola Hancock represents the 'Team Green' in the Australian T20 league. In New Zealand, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rules are legal since August 19, 2013. In 1986, the country had decriminalised sex between men. First Hindu-Muslim Transgender Marriage in Kerala: Trans Couple Ties Knot at Thiruvananthapuram, View Pics.
Melbourne Stars announced the wedding on Twitter with a beautiful wedding photo. The women looked stunning in white bridal gowns in a dreamy setting. Tweeting the picture, Melbourne Stars wrote, "From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend!" Gay Couple Hosts Reception in Mumbai; First Same-Sex Wedding Celebration in City After SC Verdict on Section 377.
Here is the tweet:
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) April 18, 2019
Jensen made her international debut for the White Ferns in 2014. She was the first ever woman to make a century for the Melbourne Cricket Club against Prahran in March 2015. She has also won the Una Paisley medal as the best player in the Victoria Women's Premier Cricket competition held in the 2017/18 season. Whereas, Hancock was the Melbourne Stars second best wicket-taker during the last edition of Women's BBL against the Sydney Sixers. First Hindu-Muslim Transgender Marriage in Kerala: Trans Couple Ties Knot at Thiruvananthapuram, View Pics.
Last year, the captain of the South African women's cricket team, Dane van Niekerk had got married to her teammate Marizanne Kapp. They were the second married lesbian couple among current international cricketers after Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu of New Zealand tied the knot in 2017.