The Hobart Hurricanes coach Adam Griffith joins Dave to look at the squad and the season ahead

 

The Hurricanes have re-signed crowd favourite Clive Rose and also signed of young gun Nathan Ellis for the upcoming KFC BBL|09 season.

Much-loved spinner Rose has been part of the squad since KFC BBL|05, and through the years has built a healthy wicket haul and a strong fan following.

As a left arm orthodox bowler, Rose has been of increasing value to the squad collecting 18 wickets for the Hurricanes in the last four seasons with an economy rate of 7.92.

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With a Big Bash League career best of 2/11, Rose brings much needed experience to the squad with his crafty and deceptive bowling intelligence, that compliments his ability as a crucial wicket taker.

“We are very happy to have Clive returning to the Hurricanes squad. He is a lively member of the team who is always driven to put on a show for our fans” said Cricket Tasmania General Manager of High Performance Simon Insley.

“His charismatic nature is reflected in ability as a left arm orthodox bowler and tail end batsman. We look forward to seeing what he has in place for us this season.”

The Hobart Hurricanes have also brought some fresh talent into the side with Nathan Ellis set to don the purple this season.

After making the move to Tasmania in 2017, Ellis, a 25-year-old pace bowler made his mark for the Tasmanian Tigers after debuting in the 2019/20 season.

He collected a very impressive 3/35 on debut for the Tigers and then 5/38 against NSW Blues in October.

His brilliant efforts in the Cricket Tasmania Premier League certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed after collecting an astounding 9/30 for his local club Lindisfarne in just 11.1 overs.

“We believe that Nathan will be a fantastic addition to the Hurricanes Squad. He has earned the right to a contract through performance at all levels of cricket in the past twelve months.” says Insley.

“He is a team player, with a great attitude and his high skill level has been demonstrated in his current season’s performance. His left arm spin skillset compliments our squad nicely.”

The paceman will be an excellent asset to the Hobart Hurricanes KFC BBL|09 list with his ability to find quick wickets early on and determination to face every challenge that comes his way.

Rose and Ellis round out the KFC BBL|09 squad of 18 for the Hobart Hurricanes. The full squad is:

Qais Ahmad (OS)
George Bailey
Scott Boland
Jake Doran
Nathan Ellis
James Faulkner
Jarrod Freeman
Caleb Jewell
Ben McDermott
Riley Meredith
Simon Milenko
David Miller (OS)
David Moody
Tom Rogers
Clive Rose
D’Arcy Short
Aaron Summers
Matthew Wade

The Hobart Hurricanes KFC BBL|09 campaign begins on the 20th of December against the Sydney Sixers at Traeger Park in Alice Springs. The full fixture is:

Friday 20 December 2019, 2:45pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers
Traeger Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Sunday 22 December 2019, 2:45pm
Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes
Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe, Victoria

Tuesday 24 December 2019, 2:45pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades
Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Tasmania

Monday 30 December 2019, 7:10pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars
University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston, Tasmania

Friday 3 January 2020, 7:10pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat
Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Tasmania

Sunday 5 January 2020, 9:40pm
Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes
Optus Stadium, Perth, Western Australia

Thursday 9 January 2020, 7:10pm
Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes
The Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland

Saturday 11 January 2020, 6:10pm
Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes
Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, New South Wales

Monday 13 January 2020, 7:10pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers
Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Tasmania

Thursday 16 January 2020, 7:10pm
Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes
SCG, Sydney, New South Wales

Sunday 19 January 2020, 2:45pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers
University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston, Tasmania

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 7:10pm
Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria

Friday 24 January 2020, 6:10pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder
Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Tasmania

Sunday 26 January 2020, 7:10pm
Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia

Tickets are now on sale at www.hobarthurricanes.com.au/tickets.