Moloney farewelled as favourite makes moves interstate

The Tasmanian Tigers are farewelling one of their favourites as Sasha Moloney makes the move interstate.

As the last remaining member of the Tasmanian Roar, Moloney has been a staple of Tasmanian cricket since debuting in 2012 as a 20-year-old.

A Longford local, Moloney will forever be known for her clever off-spin bowling craft and talented batting who would consistently provide Tasmania with a chance whenever she came to the crease.

I have absolutely loved representing Tasmania and being part of this organisation for over 12 years.

“While it has been a roller-coaster, particularly in the early days of entering the WNCL, I’m extremely proud of what the organisation (and team) has become and the small part I’ve played in that. 

“I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunities I have been given by Cricket Tasmania, and for the friendships I have made along the way, I’m really going to miss Tassie, and I’m really looking forward to this next chapter,” stated Moloney.

Her debut came during the 2012-13 WNCL season when she was presented with Tasmanian Women’s Cap No. 53 as she featured in five of Tasmania’s matches before playing nearly 70 games for Tasmania.

Moloney’s work ethic was second to none, and she would always be throwing herself about in the field to ensure her team was put first.

This, and her tremendous leadership traits, would lead her to be selected as the captain of the Tasmanian Tigers, always leading from the front, and letting her actions do the talking.

Her versatility to play anywhere across the batting order was utilised in 2020-21 when Moloney played as an opening batter, where she also had her career highest WNCL score of 77 against Western Australia.

Her best bowling figures came in 2019 against Queensland, when she took 4/37, and her most successful wicket-taking season came in 2022-23, taking 12 wickets at a low economy rate of 4.05.

Outside of the Tasmanian Tigers, Moloney was an integral aspect of the Greater Northern Raiders Cricket Club, representing the north of the state in the Cricket Tasmania Premier League, captaining the team to several titles in the T20 and One-Day competitions.

The Head Coach of the Female Tasmanian Tigers, Jude Coleman, spoke of Moloney’s professionalism and the important role she played in connecting currently contracted players to the past in Tasmanian cricket.

Sash has been an integral aspect of the Tigers program for 12 years, she always provided our current playing group with a connection to what it means to play for Tasmania. 

She has always held a high level of respect by our playing group with her leadership to be missed on and off the field, and her contribution to the success of this program will be very difficult to replace.

We wish her all the best for the next chapter and look forward to coming up against her next season!” discussed Coleman.

On behalf of the Tasmanian cricket family, we would like to thank Sasha Moloney for her contribution to cricket in our state, all the best Sash!

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