Six of the Waratahs best have earnt themselves a NSW contract for the upcoming 2022/23 season.
Returnee Jackson Bird joins team mates Ryan Hadley, Jack Edwards and brothers Ollie and Joel Davies with the NSW Blues while Saskia Horley will again represent the NSW Breakers.
Former Australian Test fast bowler and Manly Warringah local junior Jackson Bird returns to NSW for 2023/24, after more than a decade with Tasmania.
Bird returns to NSW as the 10th highest wicket taker in Sheffield Shield history with 350 wickets from 78 matches.
For more details on Bird’s return to Manly and NSW, click here.
Ryan Hadley retains his NSW Contract, following the 2022/23 season which saw him earn his Baggy Blue and represent the Blues for the first time.
Hadley was once again one of the Tahs most consistent players over the past couple years, and after making his debut last year, will be keen to make further appearances in 2023/24.
2022/23 was another impressive season for Horely, which saw her make multiple WNCL and WBBL appearances.
A pure all-rounder, we know Horley will continue to thrive in the professional environment to again show her talent and have a strong showing for the Breakers in 2023/24.
Jack Edwards returns to the Blues again, after another strong year, which saw him knock up his second Shield Century.
Edwards will look to continue his form in 2023/24, and cement his spot in the Sheffield Shield side.
2022/23 was also a strong season for Ollie Davies, who following hip surgery, impressed in the white ball formats, and earnt himself a Shield Debut.
Ollie will want to continue to assert himself as a dominant white ball player, and earn more Sheffield Shield caps in 2023/24.
Younger brother Joel Davies also joins the NSW Contract List on a rookie contract in 2023/24, following a strong 2022/23 season which saw him make is Sydney Thunder BBL Debut.
Joel has already had an impressive start to his career, and will be keen to show his skills for the Blues in 2023/24.
Congratulations to all Waratahs on their selection, and good luck for the upcoming season.